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."