Electric car charging station to be installed in downtown Fort Lauderdale

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When the era of the electric car arrives, downtown Fort Lauderdale will be ready.

The first electric car charging station will soon be installed at AutoNation headquarters, a 17-story building facing Las Olas Riverfront. The 240-volt charging station will go in the building’s garage, at 200 SW First Ave., in cooperation with Stiles Property Management.

The charging station will be installed by Car Charging Group, a Miami-based company that is installing car charging stations around the country in anticipation of the arrival of the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan LEAF and other electric vehicles.

“This is an exciting project for us,” said Car Charging Group CEO Michael D. Farkas said in a news release. “Through a partnership with Stiles, who manages nearly all of the office towers on the iconic Las Olas Boulevard and is recognized for their first-class sustainability program, we are able to bring a much-needed resource to downtown Fort Lauderdale. Adding to the excitement is that the project is intended for Fort Lauderdale’s largest corporate tenant, AutoNation, who also markets EV vehicles as the country’s largest automotive retailer.”  

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