Washington County Invests in Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Washington County Invests in Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 15, 2022) – Seal Solar recently installed four electric vehicle (EV) chargers at the Courthouse in Downtown Fayetteville. These charging stations, located at 280 N College Avenue, are open to the public and provide around 35 miles of range per hour of charging using a 240-volt output.

“Washington County partnered with Seal Solar and is pleased to offer its citizens the ability to charge their electric vehicles while they are at the Courthouse in Downtown Fayetteville,” said Dwight Gonzales, Buildings and Grounds Director of Washington County. “Washington County is powered by 2 megawatts of solar energy, and now citizens can charge their vehicles using the power of the sun.”

Washington County utilized the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Level 2 Rebate Program funding and will receive an estimated $22,000 back on this project. They are also accessing Southwestern Electric Power Company’s EV Charger incentive program and will receive an estimated $2,000.

“Expanding the adoption of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure go hand in hand” said Chris Flores, EV Charger Product Manager at Seal Solar. “It is crucial that we continue to make EV charging more accessible in all parts of Arkansas to make the transition to electric mobility equitable and economical.”

The Level Two Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Reimbursement Rebate Program is open to government, private, and non-profit entities across the state. It provides rebates for the installation of Level Two EV charging stations and is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The rebate is paid by the State Environmental Mitigation Trust, funded by the Volkswagen Settlement, which began with $215,563 in 2022.

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