City seeks residents’ input on electric vehicle charging stations

This news brief appeared in the March issue of PRC’s Preservation in Print magazine. Interested in getting more preservation stories like this delivered to your door nine times a year? Become a member of the PRC for a subscription!

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The City of New Orleans, in partnership with Entergy New Orleans, is seeking residents’ input on where public charging stations for electric vehicles would be most useful, according to a city press release. “Charging locations could be near restaurants, shopping centers, parks, libraries, or in public parking spaces,” the release said. An interactive map and questionnaire can be seen at https://eno.mysocialpinpoint.com/evpubliccharging/home. The survey will be available for 60 days.

The city and Entergy New Orleans are launching a partnership to invest in EV charging. “Entergy New Orleans has committed to providing approximately 30-50 charging stations available for public use,” the release said, adding that the city was awarded $80,000 from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality as part of the Volkswagen settlement to construct six charging stations. “As part of the EV charging program, the city initiated a New Orleans Electric Vehicle Charging Steering Committee to develop prioritization criteria for the proposed EV charging stations and guide the site selection.

Susan Langenhennig is PRC’s Director of Communications and the editor of Preservation in Print.

 

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