By Cameron Chai
Car Charging Group and Walgreens have announced that electric vehicles (EV) charging services have been extended to 13 Walgreens sites in Orlando, Tampa and St. Petersburg in Florida. The EV charging stations when deployed in communities along the main commuter routes can help avoid range anxiety and promote the EV revolution.
Both the companies have planned to expand their EV charging services with several sites in Florida and other cities, which include Akron, Columbus and Canton in Ohio, Phoenix in Arizona and Austin in Texas.
Car Charging Group’s fast charging stations have been installed at various sites of Walgreens in Orlando and Tampa regions. The EV stations can offer charging services to people, where they work, live and play. EV charging stations are being increasingly used, because more drivers are conscious about the EV services at Walgreens stores.
The BMW ActiveE, the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf are the electric vehicles already available on the market. The EV drivers will now be able to buy a wide range of cars, which include Ford Focus electric and Tesla Model S, the Honda Fit EV and the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Shipment of Ford Focus electric may commence by next month, while other cars will be launched by June.
Level II, called fast EV charging stations, are installed by Car Charging Group that offer 240 V with power of 32 A to refuel the battery of an electric vehicle. The standard SAE J1772 connector is used in the EV charging stations.