Supporting a transition to electric vehicles
In the City of Boca Raton, emissions from transportation represents nearly half (47.5%) of all greenhouse gas emissions (2021 GHG inventory). To meet the ambitious targets set through the Race to Zero vehicles in the City will need to transition to electric vehicles. Even without the Race to Zero targets, it is projected that electric vehicles will represent thirty (30%) percent of all registered passenger vehicles in the United States by 2030. With high EV adoption rates in the City, Boca Raton needs to ensure that the City is prepared to support the corresponding increase in charging demand.
Public EV Charging Stations
The City of Boca Raton has partnered with Florid Power and Light's EVolution program to provide FREE EV charging stations in City parks and at City facilities. Learn about the locations of the Electric Car Charging Stations.
EV Ready Ordinance
On April 25, 2023 the City Council adopted ordinance 5644 which updated the EV infrastructure requirements for new development.
New parking facilities with 20 or more spaces must provide:
- 5% EV installed spaces (off street parking space that is equipped with an EV charging station);
- 10% EV Ready spaces (Space that has been prepared for the future installation of an EV charging station by providing an installed electrical panel and continuous raceway with wiring from the panel to the parking space terminating in a junction box); and
- 20% EV Capable spaces (Space that has been prepared for the future installation of an EV charging station by providing dedicated electrical capacity in the service panel and a continuous raceway from the panel to the parking space that does not yet terminate in a junction box).
Federal tax incentives are available for those purchasing new and used electric vehicles. Learn more on the City's incentives page.
Florida Power and Light's EVolution program includes options for residential EV charging.