A new partnership between Entergy Arkansas and Adopt a Charger will be developing 10 electric vehicle charging stations, with the first groundbreaking set for Feb. 1 at Flagpole Park in Lonoke.
Charge Up! Arkansas, the partnership between the two organizations, will be placing four ports in the Lonoke charging station. This project received unanimous approval from the Lonoke City Council.
These charging port will be free of charge, a decision intended to encourage increased electric vehicle use. Both Entergy Arkansas and Adopt a Charger, a nonprofit organization, are working to raise awareness of electric vehicle use, and Adopt a Charger aims to accelerate the rate of plug-in electric vehicle use.
“Entergy Arkansas is happy to support the expansion of innovative, customer-centric technologies such as electric vehicle chargers,” Kurt Castleberry, director of Resource Planning and Market Operations for Entergy Arkansas, said in a statement. “Investments like this help advance clean energy technology and sustainability for our customers, communities and all of our stakeholders.”
Adopt a Charger has also partnered with REV Brand to launch a new Electric Auto Association to increase the electric vehicle community and infrastructure. The Arkansas Electric Vehicle Association plans to organize a National Drive Electric Week event to provide education on electric vehicles.