Miller Electric Company, in partnership with CBRE, broke ground Friday, July 14th, on a new Electric Vehicle Innovation Design Center (EVIDC) in Jacksonville, FL.

This cutting-edge facility creates the opportunity for clients and stakeholders to experience firsthand a wide range of electric vehicle (EV) solutions from various manufacturers. With a focus on providing tailored EV and microgrid solutions, the EVIDC aims to alleviate the challenges faced by clients when selecting the right EV charging options and infrastructure. WB Engineering+Consultants, Schneider Electric, and Graybar are supporting partners in the facility.

The EVIDC is the only client-driven center in the U.S. that welcomes public use. The center is set to house a diverse array of EV technologies and microgrid solutions. With seven Level 3 Chargers and four Level 2 Chargers from multiple manufacturers and software providers, the center offers abundant opportunities to test and evaluate different options. In addition, the EVIDC showcases the latest sustainable technologies, including inductive charging, solar canopies, battery storage, microgrids, and transparent use-case data, allowing clients to witness the environmental benefits of these innovations. 

Miller Electric is a leading EV solutions provider in the U.S., offering turnkey solutions, trusted partnerships, and innovative hands-on engagement. As a national electrical and technology contractor, Miller Electric is committed to driving innovation, growth, and sustainability in the EV market.

As a lead partner in the EVIDC, CBRE will use the center to demonstrate various EV-charging technologies and formats for its clients and as a training site for its technicians to stay up-to-speed on charging technologies and software. CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services company, advises clients on the rollouts of EV-charging networks as well as the deployment and maintenance of EV fleets.

Local government officials were in attendance at the groundbreaking, including Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan and executives from JEA (Jacksonville Electric Authority) and JTA (Jacksonville Transportation Authority).

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