What is an EV?
What are the benefits to EVs?
- EVs do not emit tailpipe pollutants and provide better local air quality.
- The cost and savings of EVs are better than gasoline-powered vehicles as there are federal and state tax credits that offset the cost of purchasing an EV. EVs have minimal maintenance cost compared to traditional vehicles. Miles per gallon and miles per kilowatt-hour (kWh) cost comparison for a year shows significant ongoing cost savings while driving an EV.
- There’s a feel-good factor by knowing that as an EV owner, the carbon footprint is less than a non-EV.
- You won’t have to go to the gas station anymore because you can often charge from the convenience of your home or at public charging stations.
Are EVs as safe as conventional vehicles?
Are there any rebates available for purchasing an EV?
Are there any public charging stations for EVs in Largo?
Find a charging station with our Sustainability Map.
What are the differences between Level 1, 2, and 3 Charging?
- Level 1: Provides charging through a 120-volt plug. It doesn’t require installation of additional charging equipment and is the slowest type of charging.
- Typical location: homes
- One hour of charging provides a 2–5-mile range.
- Level 2: Provides charging through a 240-volt plug, just like the one you may have for an electric dryer. It requires installation of specialty charging equipment and may require an electrician.
- Typical location: homes, public charging, at-work charging.
- One hour of charging provides a 10–20-mile range.
- DC Fast Charger or Level 3: Provides charging through 480-volt specialty plug and charging equipment.
- Typical location: public charging stations.
- 20 minutes of charging provides a 60–80-mile range.
What is the benefit to charging at home?
How much will it cost to charge my EV at home?
Approximately what does it cost to install a charger in my home?
To learn more about different charger types and finding the right charger for you, visit the Plug In America website.
Do Charging Stations Require A Permit?
Submittals shall include but not limited to the following:
- Specifications for the stations
- Site plan showing location, distance from structures and property lines
- Electrical Panel load Calculations
- Plans prepared by a design professional (commercial)
For questions regarding the EVSE permitting process, contact the Largo Building Division or visit Largo.com/permits.