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Kansas City Ready for Electric Cars

Region now has 78 public charging stations, but fewer than 100 EVs.

Published: 13-Dec-2012

The Kansas City region is essentially prepared for electric vehicles, with sufficient public charging stations for the foreseeable future, a study released Tuesday said.

The vehicles also pose “no clear and present danger” to the electric grid, while the training of electricians to handle the charging infrastructure for the cars and trucks is already being done, according to the federally funded yearlong report prepared by Electrify Heartland, a planning project managed by the nonprofit Metropolitan Energy Center in Kansas City.

“We are proud to announce that our region is electric vehicle-ready,” said Kelly Gilbert, transportation director for the center.

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