Community members will soon have a way to charge electric vehicles (EVs) thanks to a partnership between Singing River Electric, Cooperative Energy, and Singing River Federal Credit Union.
Plans include a two-vehicle electric charging station located at Singing River Federal Credit Union’s Lucedale branch. “The Lucedale electric vehicle charging station is expected to be complete by late summer, and plans are in the works to provide additional locations in Jackson County,” said Singing River Electric Gautier District Manager Nick DeAngelo.
“The planned charging station for George County will be a Level 2 – able to fully charge an EV in just a few hours, or less for a boost charge,” explained DeAngelo. Electric vehicle charging stations range from Level 1, which is a basic or slow charge, a Level 2, and a Level 3 fast charge, which can charge a vehicle fully within minutes.
With vehicle manufacturers across the country shifting toward EVs, the advantages are increasing. “Cooperative Energy is committed to promoting electric cars and trucks in Mississippi because of the benefits they provide to our members and communities,” said Sara Peterson, Cooperative Energy corporate communications manager. Programs like this demonstrate a co-op’s commitment to improving access to environmentally-friendly technology for our members. For more information about EVs, visit myelectriccooperative.com.
Singing River Electric has an 83-year heritage of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our local communities where we call home. SRE serves more than 76,600 meters across 7,556 miles of power lines in seven counties in Mississippi (Jackson, George, Greene, Perry, Stone, Wayne and Harrison) and two counties in Alabama (Mobile and Washington). The electric distribution cooperative works with Cooperative Energy to provide its members a diverse mix of generation resources including five small-scale solar sites locally and a 540-acre solar site in Lamar County. For more information, follow our conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.