La Crescent working toward a sustainable future

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WKBT) – The city recently received a $3,000 grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams.

The money will allow the city to put in multiple electric vehicle charge stations.

They will be installed by the new La Crescent Area Event Center along Highway 61.

By installing these charging stations, La Crescent hopes to educate the community on the lower costs of driving electric vehicles

“We found that a lot of it is awareness and visual. People need to see that there are electric vehicle chargers, there’s a place to charge, and when they do see that, they’re like, ‘hey, I can get an electric vehicle’ because they have a place to charge it,” said Jason Ludwigson, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of La Crescent.

This grant is one of 35 given to communities throughout Minnesota.