Drive Smart Brings Electric Vehicle Chargers to your Business!
Smart business owners know that keeping up with technology is key to keeping customers and employees. As electric vehicles become more popular, how can your business serve their drivers and capture that forward-thinking market segment?
One way is through Tampa Electric's new Drive Smart program.
We will install more than 200 plug-in electric vehicle (EV) chargers at qualifying business customer locations and contribute up to $5,000 toward equipment and installation costs for each charge port. Participating businesses will be responsible for the electric service consumption to each location, at standard Tampa Electric rates. Businesses have the option to charge a fee to EV drivers for using the new charging ports.
As part of this exciting pilot program, Tampa Electric will own and maintain the chargers. In exchange, each business will agree to provide access to charging data that will directly support long-term electrical infrastructure planning and reliability. To ensure diverse placement of the chargers, we'll install chargers to serve five market segments: workplace, public/retail, multi-unit dwellings, income-qualified and government.
Complete a Drive Smart application
We are pleased to share that we received a generous number of applications from all business segments. However, we still encourage you to complete an application so we can contact you should additional charging ports become available.
We're committed to working with our customers, business leaders and government to advance the transition to cleaner methods of transportation. This aligns with our company's mission to reduce greenhouse emissions and provide leadership in areas that deliver value throughout the communities we serve.
Types of Electric Vehicles
Consumers have more options than ever before, and more are on the way. Learn about the various types of EVs so you're sure to choose the one that's right for you.
It's important to determine how you will charge your EV. Your options may vary based on where you live and the type of EV you choose to drive. Learn more about charging options and identify one or more that works best for you.
Plug-In & Save
You will save money driving electric vs. fueling at the pump. But that's not all. Check out the eGallon cost calculator, access links to locate public charging and learn about incentives that are available when you purchase or lease an EV.
Our Green Fleet
Check out our green fleet that includes all electric, extended-range and battery-powered trouble trucks.
Find a charging station
Locate a public charging station near your address or ZIP code. Be sure to book mark the page for future use.
Have an EV question?
Send an email to Tampa Electric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Videos & Related Sites
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