Standard Lithium and South Arkansas Community College inaugurated six new EV charging stations. Moreover, Standard Lithium partnered with Entergy; Adopt a Charger, and South Arkansas Community College on the installation of the EV charging stations.
Furthermore, the Arkansas Governor, Asa Hutchinson participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially unveil the new EV charging stations. In addition, these stations are Level 2 – 240 volt EVCS charging stations. Free for public use, located near the Murphy Arts District in downtown El Dorado, AR.
CEOs and president statements
First, “it’s a privilege for us to sponsor this project along with our partners and South Arkansas Community College,” said Robert Mintak, CEO and Director at Standard Lithium. “Access to EV charging helps build local economies by attracting tourism and encouraging people to spend more time at local businesses and city facilities while they charge their vehicles.”
Second, “southArk is very pleased to partner with Standard Lithium to bring free-to-use EV charging stations to downtown El Dorado,” said Dr. Bentley Wallace, President, South Arkansas Community College. “This new amenity will bring additional visitors to our area, driving tourism, business travel, and economic development that wouldn’t have occurred without this investment.”
Third, “when people spot an EV driving down the road, they don’t automatically notice that the vehicle runs on electricity,” said Kitty Adams, Executive Director of Adopt a Charger. “They do see, however, when electric vehicles are plugged into charging stations at places they like to go, and have the opportunity to ask drivers about their EV experience. We are grateful to Entergy and Standard Lithium for sponsoring and funding these new EV charging stations in El Dorado.”
Standard Lithium Ltd. is an innovative technology and lithium development company. Its flagship project is in southern Arkansas; it has engaged in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction from over 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations. In addition, the company has commissioned its first-of-a-kind industrial-scale direct lithium extraction demonstration plan; it uses Standard Lithium’s proprietary LiSTR technology. With this technology, they can extract lithium from Lanxess’s tail brine.
Adopt a Charger
Adopt a Charger is a nonprofit organization to accelerate the widespread adoption of plug-in EVs by broadening the charging infrastructure. Furthermore, It has installed over 400 charging stations in 11 states.
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,00 customers in 63 countries. In addition, Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and approximately 13,500 employees.
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South Arkansas Community College
South Arkansas Community College is a comprehensive public community college located in El Dorado, Arkansas. Likewise, it offers credit-based instruction leading to degrees and certificates of completion in more than 60 different areas of study.