Drive into the future with us!
According to the Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA), “the future is here and Florida dealers are here for it!”
As EV’s begin to permeate our dealerships, Florida’s franchise dealers are leading the way. We are excited about getting EV’s into the hands of consumers. We are doing everything we can to educate ourselves and our consumers as we usher in this new era in transportation.Paul McNamara, FADA Chairman
Since 1920, the Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) has served, protected and advocated for the interests of new, franchised automobile and truck dealers in Florida. There are more than 850 dealerships in Florida contributing to the economy with more than $103 Billion in sales, generating $6.2 Billion in state sales taxes.
Drive Electric Florida (DEFL) has long known that electric vehicles (EVs) are cost effective and environmentally friendly and that EVs can help improve fuel economy, lower fuel costs, reduce emissions, and can reduce your customers carbon footprint.
DEFL also knows that for any consumer looking to buy an electric vehicle, knowing where to start and which dealerships to visit, may be the biggest challenge to making the first step in any EV purchase.
For over 100 years, car sales have been focused on selling Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. Yet today, EVs are starting to capture a much larger share of the new vehicle sales market and are known to be treated as a niche product.
To enhance dealership EV knowledge, the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and the JEA have developed dealer incentive and education programs.
Thanks to OUC and JEA, DEFL has put together an informative, educational EV Dealer Page that highlights both Dealer Incentive Programs offered by OUC and JEA to put dealerships on the road to selling EVs successfully.
The OUC Electrified Dealer Program is designed to enhance the electric vehicle (EV) purchasing experience and help increase and encourage EV purchasing/leasing in Central Florida. Through this program, local dealers can take advantage of financial incentives for each eligible electric vehicle sold or leased along with specialized EV training and educational materials. OUC works closely with these dealerships to ensure a great EV shopping experience. – OUC the Reliable One
View the OUC Electrified Dealer Program flyer to view the dealer incentives offered.
If you are a dealer interested in joining the OUC program, contact the OUC EV team at: EVsupport@ouc.com
JEA provides access to local dealers with EV inventory through their JEA Drive Electric program website. This no-cost service allows their customers to consult with an EV expert and explore EV dealer inventory in the immediate area. For further details click here.
Drive Electric Florida Membership
Drive Electric Florida welcomes your participation in our multi-stakeholder non-profit organization by becoming a member.
The Vision of Drive Electric Florida (DEFL) is to advance the energy, economic and environmental security of the state of Florida by promoting the growth of Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEV) and infrastructure across all transportation sectors.Drive Electric Florida
EV Friendly Florida Dealerships
The following Florida automobile dealerships offer charging for their EV customers.
- Plug In America
- National Drive Electric Week
- 2024 NADA SHOW
- InsideEVs – Article on NADA
- Creating a Safe and Compliant Dealership for EVs - Webinar offered by NADA
- EV 101 For Dealer Teams: Who Is Recurrent?
- We are a team of battery scientists and early EV adopters.
- We live and breath electric cars and their batteries.
- We offer battery wellness reports for EV owners and car dealerships.