The Downtown Development Authority is working with AEP/Swepco to determine the best location(s) for one or two new Electric Vehicle (EV) fueling stations downtown.

SWEPCO’s Mike Corbin says that though the local EV market is small, it is growing and Shreveport wants to be ready as manufacturers come out with additional electric options.

Two locations mentioned for the charging stations are the 700 block of Texas, the 400 block of Edwards or 300 block of Travis Street. All of these areas have spaces that can be converted from old bus stops or fire lanes that are no longer needed.

The typical time needed to fully charge at an EV station is about four hours.

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