Tampa Claims Electric Car Charge Station Leadership in Florida

The plan is to have up to 150 stations throughout the city at parking lots, hotels, hospitals, and businesses.

Published: 13-Oct-2011

TAMPA - The City of Tampa now claims to be on the leading edge of alternative transportation with more electric car-charging stations than any other city in Florida.

On Wednesday morning, Mayor Bob Buckhorn pulled into the Jackson Street surface parking lot in a borrowed Chevy Volt to try out the first of ten new electric car charging stations installed downtown. Buckhorn joked about the high price of the latest electric cars.

"When I can convince the drug dealers and pimps to start buying electrical cars, I will confiscate them and we will use them," said Buckhorn.



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