City of Laurel partners with Mississippi Power to install EV chargers

Posted on: August 25, 2022

The city of Laurel recently installed four Level II chargers to provide a boost to drivers of electric vehicles. The two charging pedestals are located downtown by the Rusty Chandelier and are free to use for residents and tourists alike.

“We hope that our visitors to downtown will charge up for a few hours as they take a break and enjoy our restaurants and other shopping opportunities that are available. It is a great pleasure to partner with MS Power yet again to offer this new addition to our guests and residents,” Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee stated.

The Level II chargers are convenient for drivers as they are located off the interstate and can provide a speedy charge of an approximate rate of 35 miles an hour.

“We applaud the city of Laurel’s latest move to create a cleaner and greener city for its residents and many visitors,” said Mississippi Power Area Manager Joe Cole. “Electrification is the future, and we are proud to support our local communities to help them become more accessible for EV drivers.”

Mississippi Power has partnered with several cities across the state to support the installation of new chargers. The city of Laurel and Mississippi Power are currently exploring additional locations for four more Level II chargers in the area.

The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular, “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, the city is committed to providing the resources necessary to help it reach its full potential.