Kansas City, Missouri 2021-06-08 23:37:00 –
Olathe, Kansas (KCTV)-Kansas City’s metro is becoming a hub for drivers who want to switch, as electric cars hit the car market in large numbers.
Some cities in the region even offer incentives to dispose of pumps.
Outside the Indian Creek Library branch in Olathe, the city’s latest charging stations are waiting for drivers.
The station is fitted with two large solar panels that rotate with the sun.
City spokeswoman Cody Kennedy demonstrated how the Chargepoint connection works on the Nissan Leaf, which is part of the city’s new electric vehicle.
“These stations are as free as Olathe’s traditional stations,” he explained.
The charger and solar panel are not connected to the power grid. The city has partnered with the Metropolitan Energy Center and Beam Global to set them up in the Library, Lake Olathe and the Olathe Community Center.
According to Kennedy, he can travel about 96,000 miles a year.
It takes about 2 hours to fully charge the vehicle, making it ideal for places such as libraries.
“You can stop by, enjoy a light meal, and pick up your reading,” he said.
Tesla owner David Bennett said he and his daughter driving the Leaf are excited to be able to charge in public places like the library.
“Everyone should consider an electric car,” he said. “The performance is excellent and the results are better environmentally.”
There are approximately 1000 EV charging stations in the metro area of Kansas City. PlugShare is a site that tracks availability.
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