Please scroll down to the bottom of the article for the most current status.
In July, we reported on a state initiative to expand electric vehicle fast-charging infrastructure. As part of the Volkswagen "diesel-gate" settlement, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection reviewed applications, selected 27 projects and awarded them funding for electric vehicle charging stations. Although Tesla did not receive funding, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) was awarded a $500,000 grant to build a large electric vehicle (EV) charging mobility hub in downtown Orlando. Tesla will be collaborating with them.
The site will feature up to 22 Level 3 charging stations, including 16 Tesla Supercharger terminals and six universal chargers with a capacity of up to 350 kW. It will be built on OUC-owned land at 129 W Robinson Street near I-4 (next to Ace Café Orlando).
The project is underway and will be completed in 2021.
See vicinity map:
Here is OUC's press release.
OUC-led Partnership Drives Downtown Orlando Electrification with $500,000 Grant to Build EV Charging Station
Update as of October 9, 2020.
Although OUC states that this project is underway, I couldn't find a permit and they haven't broken ground yet. Workmen, probably surveyors, are onsite.
If you live or work in the area, please take some high-resolution photos of the construction progress and email them to me.
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