Census 2020 has started! Find out everything you need to know about this important event and how you can get involved!

LWVFL Progress Report on County by County Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness

LWVFL Progress Report on County by County Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness
CONTACT: Patti Brigham, president, League of Women Voters of Florida

Currently ranked fourth nationally for electric vehicles (EVs) adoption, Florida is fast tracking the switch to electric vehicles. “All across the country families are saving thousands of dollars on fuel from their EV ownership while improving the environment,” said League President Patti Brigham.

Leading counties include Monroe, Franklin, Walton, Nassau and Orange, along with cities such as Naples, St. Augustine, Sarasota and Winter Park.

Despite higher purchase costs, EVs save owners an estimated $10,000 over 10 years (due to no gas and virtually no maintenance). Savings will only increase as purchase prices decline and EV’s zero emissions help produce cleaner air and water, Brigham said.

A recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that 87% of drivers could switch to an EV and meet their daily travel needs, even without access to charging during the day.

So, how does Florida rank for Electric Vehicle readiness?  Using charging stations per capita, the League of Women Voters of Florida has prepared its first Progress Report to show which counties are ready and where advances are still needed.

Use this Progress Report to learn where your local community ranks in the race to transition to this cleaner and less costly means of transportation.

For data on EV Share by state and how Florida compares, click here.


Blog Categories

Stay Connected!

Sign up to get news and alerts by email on the issues you're most interested in

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
P.O. Box 1911 Orlando, FL 32802-1911

Orlando Web Design by CREATE180 Design

Due to the ongoing health crisis, we've suspended face-to-face voter registration. We highly recommend that those who need to register to vote in Florida do so with Vote411.org!  It also allows users to easily check their registration status. Click here to register now!