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    Sarasota, FL - Charging Stations

    Sarasota is now supposed to have free charging stations installed in several locations; anyone who can confirm the stations are in fact there, please confirm on this thread. The list should be:
    1. Palm Avenue parking garage - 2 stations CONFIRMED
    2. Bayfront Park Marina - 2 stations CONFIRMED
    3. City Hall parking lot - 1 station CONFIRMED
    4. St. Armands Circle south parking lot - 2 Stations CONFIRMED
    5. Whole Foods parking garage (2nd floor) - 1 station NOT YET SEEN
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    Suggest you combine threads, and put them in the regional forum
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    This is pretty clearly addressed to local people as we're trying to ascertain whether some stations are really there. I'll cross post it anyway.

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    Here's one we didn't know abaout:

    EV drivers can now charge up at Sarasota Village, on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, as the EV charging services were added as part the center's redevelopment and opening of a new Publix grocery store.

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    Hi Nigel,

    Is this thread for confirmed chargers in Sarasota county, or confirmed free chargers?


    Here's one that is confirmed:


    EcoTechnologies
    2101 47th Street
    Sarasota, Florida 34234



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    Actually, I was just trying to ascertain if the promised free public stations had been implemented.

    BTW, that one is probably not there anymore. I heard EcoTechnologies has closed down.

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    Nigel, here's the other free stations that I know of in Sarasota County:

    * Hampton Inn SRQ - 2 stations
    * EcoTechnologies - 1 station (still showing as active on the ChargePoint network)
    * Longwood Park - 1 station
    * Lakewood Ranch - 1 at the Visitor's Center, 1 on Main Street
    * Ken Thompson Park - 1 station
    * Selby Library - 1 station
    * Sarasota County Admin Building - 1 station
    * Sarasota County Property Appraiser's Office - 1 station
    * Sarasota County Parking Garage (Ringling Blvd) - 1 station
    * Sarasota County Construction Office - 1 station
    * Sarasota Center - 2 stations

    And lastly, a few oddball stations:

    * Publix @ Bee Ridge & Beneva - 1 station, $2.49 an hour
    * Sarasota Mitsubishi - 1 station
    * Venice Centennial Park - 2 stations, awaiting City decision on pricing

    Not sure if either Gettel Nissan or Sunset Chevy in Sarasota have charging stations available yet. In my talks with a few EV drivers, generally the car dealers say they're open to allowing all EV's to charge but when push comes to shove they generally brands other than the one they're representing.

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    Some of the charge stations that were promised by FPL last year are finally being installed!

    http://www.heraldtribune.com/article...rging-stations

    I'll update the first post as they are confirmed. Interesting that the St Armand's Key ones are so close to me that I could charge for free every night and walk home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    Some of the charge stations that were promised by FPL last year are finally being installed!

    http://www.heraldtribune.com/article...rging-stations

    I'll update the first post as they are confirmed. Interesting that the St Armand's Key ones are so close to me that I could charge for free every night and walk home.
    Hi Nigel,

    Thanks.

    Yes, FPL funded these chargers.

    It is unlikely they were the cause of the delay. Don't you find it rather coincidental that after the protracted delay the free chargers just happened to get installed a month before the EV event at St. Armands Circle?

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