City installs charging stations

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The City of North Little Rock recently installed four, level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Rock Region trolley barn located at 210 Bishop Lindsey Ave. in the Argenta District.

The charging stations are centrally located and are currently free to residents and visitors. This type of charging station can charge an EV in eight hours or less using a 240-volt output.

The cost of the four charging stations, including installation, was $28,291. The City of North Little Rock was approved for a rebate by the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment of $25,462.64 making the cost to the city only $2,829.16. The Level Two Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Reimbursement Rebate Program provides rebates for the installation of level 2 EV charging stations and is open to government, private, and non-profit entities across the state on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rebates are paid by the State Environmental Mitigation Trust, funded by the Volkswagen Settlement, which began with $215,563 in 2022.

For more information, contact Ember Strange, chief financial officer for North Little Rock, at [email protected].