Case Studies of this Municipality
The City of Delray Beach and Plug In Florida have partnered to implement six electric vehicle charging stations in the downtown area. Three stations have been installed to date and more are planned. Electric Vehicle drivers are able to charge at no cost. Usage has increased each year since installation in 2011. The monthly cost for electricity to stations has increases from $3 per month in 2011 to $60 per month in 2015. To put this in perspective, the electric cost for the overhead lighting in the public parking lot where the EV stations averages about $252 per month. During the peak of the 2015 tourist season, there was an average of 17 charging sessions per day. EV drivers appear to be choosing downtown Delray Beach to have a meal or shop because they can top off the battery in their electric vehicle.