The City of Coral Springs recently introduced two new electric vehicle charging stations at the Coral Springs Gymnasium. Stations are open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and are located on the north parking lot of the Gymnasium.

Two Level 2 single port charging stations, one of them specifically for Teslas, are up and running at Coral Springs Gymnasium parking lot, located at 2501 Coral Springs Drive. The new charging stations are available for the public’s use. Tesla provided the stations at no cost to the City, and also reimbursed the City $4,000 for installation materials.

As part of the City’s sustainability initiative, the City purchased two new Nissan Leaf will not use a single drop of gas, which means no tailpipe, no fumes, and zero emissions into the environment. Soon the public will see these electric vehicles on roads being used by City departments. This pilot program will compare cost savings to the City’s Hybrid and regular fleet vehicles.

“The electric vehicles continue the City’s commitment to be environmentally sustainable,” Public Works Director Rich Michaud said.