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Electrification In Baton Rouge
Entergy Louisiana Launches Green Parking Downtown
November 2016

​Entergy Louisiana is making it easier for electric vehicle (EV) owners to charge on the go. The company recently awarded a $75,000 sponsorship grant to the Green Park Baton Rouge program. Green Park Baton Rouge is a city-wide EV awareness program to inform policymakers, state and local governments, electric companies, fleets, private sector businesses, and individual customers about the clear and actionable roadmap for the widespread adoption of EVs.

Entergy Louisiana President and CEO Phillip May joined the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, the Louisiana Clean Fuels Initiative, and the Capital Area Transit System to unveil the program that will allow drivers of EVs to charge for free at prime public parking spots.

“These electric charging stations will be beneficial to people who drive electric cars and may even spur others to give them a try. In the long run, it can provide economic benefits for the drivers, as well as environmental benefits for all of us,” said May.

Entergy's donation enabled the program to purchase and install the first 11 charging stations in the downtown area. Ultimately, the City-Parish and its partners in the program hope to add close to 50 new EV charging stations at popular destinations and local businesses.

The adoption of EVs as a mode of transportation is growing across the nation. To date, American car buyers have put more than 515,000 plug-in EVs on the road.

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