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Photos: City Unveils Car Charging Stations

Friday morning, Mayor Bill Foster joined representatives from Chargepoint and NovaCharge to demonstrate one of the city's new 10 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

Friday morning, Mayor Bill Foster and the city of St. Petersburg joined representatives from Chargepoint and NovaCharge to demonstrate one of the city's new 10 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

The charging stations, council member Karl Nurse said, represent an opportunity for St. Petersburg to not only become more "green" but also to attract businesses that want to be in cities that value the environment.

"We really believe that this is just one of many, many steps to move us to a greener, more sustainable community," Nurse said. "It's encouraging to see the city at the front end of what we think will be the dramatic change of transportation in America."

Foster said the stations only add to St. Pete's reputation as "Florida's first green city. 

"You can fit anyone’s taste with an electric vehicle," Foster said. "And they can come downtown and enjoy the most beautiful waterfront and enjoy these amenities." 

richard boggs April 22, 2012 at 06:07 PM
This is just another reason St. Petersburg is such a great city! Looking into the future..and realizing what it's going to take to be a lead domino in Florida! Plus, I love our SMART car!
Bill Stokes April 22, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Great vision and concept if only the charging station parking spaces were reserved for the intended electric vehicles vs. first come first serve. This is a must for use.
Bob Watson April 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM
What a crock! Where does the electric come from? Fossil fuels burned in power plants, that's where! Who do you guys think you're fooling? How about Obama shutting down 40 coal fired plants and putting 60,000 good people out of work? Feel guilty yet about buying those over priced electric cars yet? P.S. Natural gas is only 2 bucks a gallon and it takes 12 years of use to break even on an electric car, good luck.

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