It seems like almost every day there's a press release from some city that's installing charging stations for the Ford Focus Electric.
Today it's Bradenton, Florida that's installing charging stations to prepare for coming electric vehicles. While there is some skepticism about the usefulness or necessity of the charging stations, the city wants to be welcoming to the Ford Focus Electric and other electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt.
County Commissioners even discussed funding a car-charging program of their own, but decided it was best to allow the private sector to handle it rather than using tax-payer dollars to benefit only a few of the county.
Bradenton will charge between $1 and $2 per hour, a nominal fee, to cover the costs to the city. The stations will be connected to an online network so drivers can find them via GPS or their smartphones.
Aside from the Ford Focus Electric and other electric vehicles, the charging stations will be able to charge electric golf carts and electric motorcycles.
There are a few charging stations already operating in the area such as the 2 free stations at Firkins Nissan.