KCP&L Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Announcement

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Overland Park, Kan. (June 24, 2011) — Today in an announcement made at Black & Veatch headquarters, KCP&L revealed the site locations for 10 new electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) stations throughout the Kansas City region. 
EVSE stations are referred to as electric vehicle charging stations and these stations are funded by U.S. Department of Energy award DE-EE0002538, an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant project administered by Metropolitan Energy Center. 
The site partners and charging station locations are as follows: 
  • Black & Veatch Overland Park, Kan. 
  • The City of Lee’s Summit Lee’s Summit, Mo. 
  • Commerce Bank Kansas City, Mo. 
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Company Kansas City, Mo. 
  • Heartland Hospital St. Joseph, Mo. 
  • Johnson County Community College (2) Overland Park, Kan. 
  • Park Place Leawood (2) Leawood, Kan. 
  • Union Station Kansas City, Mo.
“KCP&L would like to thank the eight site partners for their interest and participation in the project,” commented Roland Maliwat, KCP&L manager of Sustainability Products. “By working with the Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition, we are able to provide the early infrastructure for electric vehicles in our community and help the Kansas City region adopt cutting edge technology.” 
KCP&L also announced the vendor for the EVSE stations will be LilyPad EV. LilyPad EV sells, installs and maintains Coulomb Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, the most robust charging stations on the market. The LilyPad charging stations work with all standard electric vehicles. 
The Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition is working with KCP&L to administer the grant. KCP&L worked with the coalition and eight site partners to determine the location of the new electric vehicle charging stations. These sites will help gather data about the need for and benefits of EVSE equipment throughout our region. 

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About Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition and U.S. DOE: 
Administered by Metropolitan Energy Center, the Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition is a public/private partnership among fleet managers and manufacturers, vendors, and service providers in the alternative fuel vehicle sector. Kansas City’s coalition has been active since 1996 and is a proud partner with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program since 1998. Clean Cities’ vision is energy independence and cleaner air through clean fuels and advanced vehicles adoption. The Coalition’s mission is to promote this vision in the greater Kansas City area and beyond. In 2009, the U.S. DOE awarded the Coalition $15 million, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to deploy more than 300 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and install or upgrade alternative refueling at more than 30 locations in our 3-state region. The grant, DOE award DE-EE0002538, provided funding for KCP&L’s EVSE project. For more information about MEC and the Coalition see www.kcenergy.org.