Tesla Supercharger Stations & Duke Energy’s Park & Plugs, At Turkey Lake Service Plaza @ Florida Turnpike
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Recently my family stopped by the Tesla Supercharger at Turkey Lake, at Turkey Lake Service Plaza, Florida Turnpike, Turkey Lake, FL, at I–4 exit 77, where six Tesla Superchargers are available 24/7. While we were charging up enough electricity to run about 80 miles, costing about $7, I noticed additional charging stations set up by Duke Energy for Park & Plug are also available at $0.35/kWh (with idle fees (up to): $1.00/min
Did you know that Duke Energy announced the completion of its Park & Plug pilot program in February of 2022, with installation of 627 EV charging stations in public spaces and on thoroughfares in Florida? President of Duke Energy Florida state, Melissa Seixas, said “Our Florida customers deserve a cleaner and smarter energy future. Advancing the use of electric vehicles is a priority for Duke Energy that will benefit our communities and state for generations to come…we are proud to note this significant milestone as we further expand EV changing and reduce carbon emissions in Florida.” Duke Energy launched the Park & Plug pilot program in 2018 to expand access to EV charging stations and continue efforts to offer customers greater reliability, cleaner energy alternatives and innovative technology, as part of an agreement with the Florida Public Service Commission. Since 2018, more than 600 EV chargers have been installed in easily accessible locations across Florida:
- 182 public level 2 chargers at local businesses (Level 1: Standard wall outlet, Level 2: 240-volt outlet, Level 3: DC fast charging)
- 52 DC fast chargers in public locations
- 220 level 2 chargers in multi-unit dwellings
- 173 level 2 chargers in workplaces
The DC Fast Chargers are in strategic locations connecting major and key secondary corridors and evacuation routes in Florida. This creates critical infrastructure needed for EV adoption and helps reduce range anxiety.
- U.S. 19/98 Corridor – Units installed at Apalachicola, Dunedin, Crystal River, Wakulla and Perry. These DC Fast chargers connect the scenic U.S. 19/98 highway from St. Petersburg to Apalachicola.
- U.S. 98 – Three units installed in Chiefland.
- U.S. 27 Corridor – Units installed in Sebring, Avon Park and Cagan’s Crossing.
- I-4 Corridor – Units installed in Deltona, Sea World, Champions Gate and U.S. 27 Exit.
- Florida Turnpike – Units installed at the Wildwood Exit, Turkey Lake Turnpike Service Plaza and Canoe Creek Turnpike Service Plaza.
Duke Energy Florida exceeded its goal for charger installation in low-income-qualified areas with 83 of the stations located in income-qualified census tracts. The company surpassed the Florida Public Service Commission requirement of a minimum of 53 stations in low-income-qualified areas.
Additionally, the company worked closely with communities so drivers could conveniently explore Florida while charging their vehicles.
In the video published on April 21, 2021, “Park & Plug Florida Video” below:
To find EV chargers near you, visit the Greenlots app.
Duke Energy Florida
Duke Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, owns a diverse generation mix of natural gas, coal and renewables, providing about 10,200 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.9 million customers in a 13,000-square-mile service area.
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Its electric utilities serve 7.9 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and collectively own 51,000 megawatts of energy capacity. Its natural gas unit serves 1.6 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The company employs 27,500 people.
Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy strategy to create a smarter energy future for its customers and communities – with goals of at least a 50% carbon reduction by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company is a top U.S. renewable energy provider, on track to own or purchase 16,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2025. The company also is investing in major electric grid upgrades and expanded battery storage, and exploring zero-emitting power generation technologies such as hydrogen and advanced nuclear.
Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2022 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers” list. More information is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center contains news releases, fact sheets, photos and videos. Duke Energy’s illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
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To see Tesla Supercharger map in USA, please click HERE.
To see Tesla Supercharger map globally, please click HERE.
To see the map and locations of Duke Energy’s Park & Plug stations, please click HERE.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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