North Little Rock Invests in Electric Vehicle Charging InfrastructureSeal Solar helps city save over $25,000 On Project

Seal Solar recently installed four Level Two electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the Argenta District of North Little Rock. These charging stations, located at 210 Bishop Lindsey Avenue, are currently free to use and provide around 35 miles of range per hour of charging using a 240-volt output.

“It was exciting to be part of this project” said Ember Strange, Chief Financial Officer for the city of North Little Rock. “Our goal was to give travelers a place to stop and charge their vehicle while being able to grab lunch or stroll thorough Argenta.”

The initial cost of the charging stations, including installation, was $28,291. Seal Solar helped the City of North Little Rock recover for a rebate through the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment. The rebate covered $25,829.16 bringing the total out-of-pocket cost for the city to $2,829.16.

“Expanding the adoption of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure go hand in hand” said Chris Flores, EV Charger Product Manager at Seal Solar. “While EV registrations have tripled in Arkansas in the last few years, the charging network has not grown at the same rate. 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.