The first free and publicly accessible electric car fast-charging station in South Florida has been installed in the Pinecrest Gardensâ€™ parking area. The station can charge an electric car in a fraction of the time it takes to charge with a regular charging station. For example, a Nissan LEAF can be charged from zero to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes. Other vehicles may take more or less time to achieve a similar charge.Â Mayor Cindy Lerner and Village Manager Yocelyn Galiano Gomez will drive one of the Villageâ€™s Nissan LEAFs to Pinecrest Gardens for the first official use of the fast-charging station.Â The fast-charging station is located in the northeast area of the parking lot.Â The fast charger is capable of charging at 44kW, compared to regular charging which runs at approximately 6kW. The fast-charger can be used by drivers of Nissan, Mitsubishi and Tesla electric cars. Tesla electric car owners need an adapter in order to charge.