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Port Canaveral Adding EV Charging Stations

December 31, 2014 by Clean Cities
Quick Charge

Electric vehicles on display in Melbourne part of week-long international campaign.


Port commissioners voted 4-1 to install a fast-charging station for electric vehicles in the parking lot near the Exploration Tower in the port’s Cove area. Nissan will pay the $31,000 cost of the equipment, and Port Canaveral will pay the $18,376 for engineering, design and installation work.

Fast-charge stations can provide an electric vehicle with a full charge in less that 30 minutes, according to Carol Noble, the port’s director of environmental plans and programs.

Separately, the port plans to install slow-charging stations for electric vehicles in the Disney Cruise Line long-term parking garage, which port Chief Executive Officer John Walsh said was a suggestion of Disney officials, stemming from requests of Disney customers.

That project will cost less than $10,000 for engineering, design and equipment, Noble said.


Dave Berman, FLORIDA TODAY 10:15 a.m. EST December 29, 2014





Leaders to transform Cove area of Port Canaveral into entertainment district

August 28, 2014 by Clean Cities


Port leaders are expected to officially choose Sooner Investment and Collett as the developers of the Cove area.

Port commissioners want to make the port a destination for Brevard County and Central Florida residents, along with the 4 million cruise passengers that pass through every year.

At their meeting Thursday, commissioners are expected to allow port staff to start negotiating a contract with the developers.

The $80 million development project will include retail, restaurants, a hotel and a venue center.

The developers are hoping to turn the area into a Portside Village, inspired by Downtown Celebration and Key West.

The port’s CEO is hoping groundbreaking can begin next spring, with the first phase of the development opening in late 2016.

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