The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), in partnership with other agencies like the City of Orlando, Orange County, and Power Electronics, will be building a new electric vehicle (EV) charging mobility hub in downtown Orlando as part of a statewide EV infrastructure initiative.
The new downtown hub will be built on OUC-owned property located at 129 W. Robinson Street [GMap], just to the south of Ace Cafe Orlando. The site will feature six universal chargers and 15 superchargers for Tesla vehicles.
The move is part of OUC’s goal to reduce carbon emissions as part of its 20-year energy roadmap by working to add roughly 40,000 electric vehicles to Central Florida by 2025.
The project is funded by a $13.5 million release of a larger $166 million settlement with Volkswagen over emissions violations from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
When completed in 2021, the hub will be the largest high-speed charging hub serving all types of EVs in the entire state.