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Drivers electrify summer travel with FPL’s EV Expressway

- With soaring gas prices, EV drivers save money and travel with confidence using new planning tool to map routes including charging stations across Florida on FPL.com/EV

Jul 1, 2022

JUNO BEACH, Fla. - (June 31, 2022) – Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today launched a must-have road trip tool for electric vehicle (EV) drivers. Designed to map out statewide road trips, including where to charge up using FPL’s EVolution public charging network, people who own or rent EVs can travel with confidence. The new, interactive website allows drivers to plan trips along FPL’s “EV Expressway,” selecting from pre-planned summer itineraries or creating their own customized adventure. FPL EVolution is poised to be the largest EV public charging network in the state, installing more than 1,000 charging ports at more than 200 locations along major highways and at popular destinations, with more to come.

“With prices at the pump continuing to rise, driving electric is more attractive than ever,” said Crystal Stiles, executive director of development, distributed technologies and mobility at FPL. “FPL’s EV Expressway makes it simple for drivers to map out their travel plans with peace of mind, so they can reach their destinations and always have convenient charging locations along the way.”

FPL’s EV Expressway features pre-planned itineraries with a variety of destinations and attractions EV enthusiasts can enjoy, whether traveling with their partner, friends or family. A sample itinerary from Naples to Sarasota includes:

Day one

  • Start the day at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, where you’ll park under an FPL SolarNow solar canopy, and enjoy a breezy lunch
  • Explore Venice’s historic downtown and recharge in Centennial Park
  • Check in to Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy and charge while you rest 

Day two

Additional travel itineraries along FPL’s EV Expressway include St. Augustine to Sunny Isles, Boynton Beach to Melbourne and more.

With FPL’s EVolution fast charging network, drivers can power up approximately every 25 miles along major highways such as Florida’s Turnpike, I-95 and east-west corridors. Fast charging stations are located in convenient, safe spots near highway exits or along major thoroughfares, and close to amenities that drivers can enjoy while powering up. Chargers are compatible with most types of EVs, including Teslas. Level 2 chargers can be found at popular destinations around town such as museums and zoos.

FPL remains committed to a more sustainable future through the electrification of transportation in Florida – a state that is currently ranked second in the nation for electric vehicle ownership. The FPL EVolution public charging network, which launched in 2019, is designed to build out the charging infrastructure necessary to boost mass adoption so more Floridians can enjoy the benefits of driving electric.

To create your own travel plan or view curated road trip itineraries on FPL’s EV Expressway, visit FPL.com/EV. Drivers can also download the FPL EVolution app to find the closest charging station, discover nearby amenities and check port availability.

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About Florida Power & Light Company:
As America’s largest electric utility, Florida Power & Light Company serves more customers and sells more power than any other utility, providing clean, affordable, reliable electricity to more than 5.7 million accounts, or more than 12 million people. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S and in 2021 won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Award for the sixth time in the last seven years. The company received the top ranking in the southern U.S. among large electric providers, according to J.D. Power’s 2021 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM and 2021 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM. The company was also recognized in 2020 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity.  NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2022 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and recognized on Fortune’s 2021 list of companies that “Change the World.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.



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