Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The Parking Division now offers a new alternative parking solution for motorists choosing to park plug-in vehicles in downtown Tampa and Ybor City. Effective October 2011, the Parking Division has installed 10 electric vehicle charging stations throughout 8 City of Tampa owned and operated parking facilities.
As part of Coulomb Technologies $37 million ChargePoint America program, the City of Tampa applied for and received 10 electric vehicle charging stations at no cost to the City. In exchange for the receipt of the charging stations, the City of Tampa will be participating in a Department of Energy monitoring program through December 2013. The ChargePoint America program is made possible by a $15 million grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the Department of Energy. Coordination of the ChargePoint America program in the Tampa area was provided by Coulomb's Southeast distributor NovaCharge, LLC.
Vehicle owners can access the charging stations in several ways including ChargePoint mobile apps, (iPhone and Android). Drivers can also set up a ChargePoint Network ChargePass account, use a contactless credit card or call the number on the front of the station for assistance.
Initially, the City of Tampa will not be charging a service fee for use of the charging stations; however motorists will be required to pay to park as the 10 charging stations have been installed at the following City parking garages and surface lots:
1. Fort Brooke Parking Garage (2)
2. Tampa Convention Center Garage
3. William F. Poe Garage (2)
4. Twiggs Street Garage
5. South Regional Garage
6. Centro Ybor Garage
8. Palm Avenue Garage
To view an instructional brochure on how to use the electric charging stations click here. For additional questions and information, please contact the Parking Division at 813/274-8179.