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EV Information at Drive Electric NWA

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Anna Pop
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KUAF
The event featured vehicles from companies like Rivian and Tesla, as well as traditional car makers like Ford.

Electric vehicles are becoming more popular in the state and nation. Plans for Arkansas’ statewide network of charging stations were approved earlier this month and before that, Canoo, an electric car company, relocated its headquarters in Northwest Arkansas. The Drive Electric NWA event this past Saturday aimed to answer questions about ownership and infrastructure.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Anna Pope grew up listening to public radio. Pope earned a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from Oklahoma State University where she reported for the university’s paper and became its news editor. She also interned at KOSU public radio, covering topics ranging anywhere from Indigenous affairs and rural issues to business and education. She joined KUAF as a Report for America corps member covering the impact of growth in June 2022.