Posted: Jul 7, 2011 5:23 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU and Entergy officials are encouraging energy-efficient electric cars, installing two new vehicle chargers on the university's Baton Rouge campus.
The chargers will provide free power to students, faculty and staff who use electric vehicles. In exchange, Entergy Louisiana LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC will collect usage data for their research.
The free electrical charges will be available with a swipe card, beginning in the fall semester.
LSU says the charging stations are the first installed on a university campus in the state for free charges and for research. Entergy donated the chargers, which were paid for by shareholders through a company fund created to help finance projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.