The widespread use of electric vehicles (EVs) could result in significant improvements in environmental quality due to their reliance on “clean technology”. An electric vehicle is a vehicle that is either partially or fully powered on electric power. EVs consume less fuel, if any, and produce fewer emissions than similar conventional vehicles.
To meet future increased demand for EV charging stations, the St. Lucie TPO FY 2020/21 – 2021/22 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) includes an Electric Vehicle Charging Station Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to develop criteria for siting electric vehicle charging stations and select appropriate locations based on the criteria. Because EV infrastructure planning is complex and requires collaboration among private and public sector entities, a secondary objective of the Plan is to raise awareness of the need to incorporate electric vehicle charging station planning into major planning efforts.