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KCP&L Charges-Up National Drive Electric Week with Parade, Events

Drive Electric Week 2017

The KCP&L Clean Charge Network is proud to support National Drive Electric Week, celebrated nationwide from Sept. 9-17. Several events are planned to provide an opportunity to explore and test drive electric vehicles (EVs).


Jewish Culture Fest Electric Avenue:
Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater KC, 5801 W 115th St., Overland Park, KS

Electric Avenue will feature a wide range of electric cars, from a 1917 Detroit Electric to modern offerings. Visitors can also test drive cars from BMW’s electric fleet. Tickets to the Jewish Culture Fest are available at the event; $8 for adults and $5 for children 4-12.


Electric Vehicle Parade:
Sept. 10 at 10 a.m., starting from the Leawood Pioneer Branch of the Johnson County Library at 4700 Town Center Dr., Leawood, KS and traveling along 117th Street to the Jewish Community Center at 5801 W 115th St., Overland Park, KS

Led by a historic 1917 Detroit Electric (weather permitting), a parade of electric vehicles will travel a one-mile route. All major modern electric car models will be represented, showing the progression of electric vehicles over a century.


Drive Electric Week at Jowler Creek Winery:
Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jowler Creek Winery, 16905 Jowler Creek Road, Platte City, MO

Celebrate driving electric at Missouri’s first green winery. Electric or hybrid car drivers can show their car keys to get two free wine tastings.


Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive:
Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Black & Veatch Headquarters, 11401 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS

Electric car drivers will show off their electric vehicles and share information about driving electric. Visitors can also test drive cars from BMW’s electric fleet and explore several exhibits related to alternative fuel vehicles.


Drive Electric Week Community Gathering in Prairie Village:
Sept. 13 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Village Presbyterian, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS

EV drivers will gather to display a wide range of electric car models and share firsthand experiences about transitioning from gas-powered to electric vehicles.


Drive Electric Week Community Gathering in Lee’s Summit:
Sept. 17 from 2 to 7 p.m. at f’real Foods, 2884 NE Independence Ave, Lees Summit, MO

EV drivers will gather to display electric car models and share firsthand experiences about transitioning from gas-powered to electric vehicles.



Kansas City is one of the best places in the nation to drive electric, with the highest growth of EV adoption in the United States. Key to this growth is the Clean Charge Network, with 1,100 charging stations across the metro. Since deployment of the network in 2015, the metro has experienced a more than 400 percent increase in EV charging sessions, number of EV drivers and electrical usage for EV charging.

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