FPL to install 1,000 electric car charging stations

Florida Power & Light plans to install 1,000 electric-charging stations at 100 locations across the state.

The utility's announcement Wednesday says the stations would be located on major roadways, , , tourist destinations and at major employers, such as Office Depot in Boca Raton.

FPL spokeswoman Alys Daly tells the South Florida SunSentinel she didn't have a cost estimate. The charging stations would go through regulatory approval in Tallahassee as part of a future cost-recovery filing with the Florida Public Service Commission.

The company's chargers are universal, compatible with all , as well as plug-in hybrids.

President and CEO Eric Silagy says it's part of the company's plan to move toward more sustainable energy sources.


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