Fayetteville installs new EV charging station near Dickson Street

It's the fifth location to receive a public charging station in the downtown area.
A new EV charging station was recently installed on the second level of the West Avenue parking deck in Fayetteville. ()Flyer photo/Todd Gill

FAYETTEVILLE — Drivers of electric vehicles have another option for charging their EV in the downtown area.

The city last week installed a new EV charging station on Level 2 of the West Avenue parking deck. It’s the fifth location to receive a public charging station in the downtown and Dickson Street entertainment districts.

The other locations include:

  • Spring Street parking deck
  • Fayetteville Public Library south parking lot
  • Mountain Street parking lot near the downtown square
  • Meadow Street parking deck

The Mountain Street lot station was installed in 2013, and the other four stations have been installed since June 2023.

Peter Nierengarten, the city’s environmental director, said the stations are part of Fayetteville’s goal to support cleaner transportation alternatives.

“These installations underscore our dedication to enhancing urban sustainability and providing residents and visitors with the infrastructure necessary to adopt cleaner transportation methods,” Nierengarten said.

The Blink Charging stations are equipped with technology to support various types of electric vehicles and are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Rate information and operational details are available at each of the charging units.

the Arkansas Department of Transportation in April announced it will receive $15 million in federal funding for electric vehicle charging stations as part of a national network along designated highways. Funding for the projects comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program. The plan calls for adding 500,000 EV chargers across 53,000 miles of highway in the U.S. through 2026.