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Coffee with Clean Charge

Nov 12, 15, 18: Coffee with Clean Charge

We’re always up for a nice chat over a good cup of coffee. Want to join us? On two afternoons and one evening in November, we’ll have a table and an open tab for coffee at a Roasterie Café around the metro. We’d love to answer questions about the upcoming changes to the KCP&L Clean…
The Future of EVs

Charged Up EV Newsletter: October 2017

In this issue: /// The Electric Vehicle Tipping Point is Rapidly Approaching /// Meet an EV Driver: Zachery Andresen /// Resources and EVents
Drive Electric Week 2017

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

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,…
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf EV Delivers More Power, Extra Range

The 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car has been significantly updated with a more powerful electric motor, and longer-lasting battery pack that promises 150 miles of driving range, new driver-assist features, and a new exterior design. Despite its mechanical and cosmetic improvements, the Leaf faces formidable competition that didn’t exist when it was introduced seven years…
2017 Chevy Bolt

The Bolt propels Chevy into an All-Electric Future

You can easily argue that the Chevy Bolt is the most important car General Motors has ever rolled out. The Bolt is a $37,495 all-electric vehicle with a range of nearly 240 miles on a single battery charge. GM took it from intro to the assembly line in less than two years, in the process…
EV Chart

At the forefront of the electrifying America’s car fleet: Cities

Whether you live in Boca Raton, Burlington, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, or Santa Monica, you’re likely hearing a lot more about electric cars these days. That’s mainly because their costs are dropping rapidly, and automakers keep offering new electric options. If you or your neighbor doesn’t already have one, stay tuned: More intriguing electric cars…

City Teaming with KCP&L to Provide Free On-Street Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Downtown

Three new on-street charging stations for electric vehicles are coming online in downtown, an expansion of a program sponsored by Kansas City Power & Light. The first station is operational at the East 9 at Pickwick Plaza apartment development at 933 McGee St. and the other two in the Crossroads District at Broadway and Southwest…
Drivers of the Future Learn on Vehicles of the Future

Charged Up EV Newsletter: August 2017

In this issue: /// Drivers of the Future Learn on Vehicles of the Future /// Meet an EV Driver: Amy and Ayax Ron-Carr /// Upcoming EVents and Activities
Brunch with the Animals: EV Day at the Kansas City Zoo

August 6: Brunch with the Animals | EV Day at the Zoo

August 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kansas City Zoo It’s EV Day at the Kansas City Zoo! We’re inviting members of the Clean Charge Network and their immediate families to join us for brunch from 9-11 AM in the Lower Lobby, then spend some time strolling around the Zoo. Admission…

NBC News: The Electric Car Revolution May Come Sooner Than We Thought

NBC News reports that while the electric combustion article had a good run, electric vehicles are starting to take center stage.  “But a sea change is afoot that is forecast to kick gas-powered vehicles to the curb, replacing them with cars that run on batteries. A flurry of news this week underscores just how rapidly…

KC Star: Kansas City has what it takes to use energy wisely

The Kansas City Star reported that Mayor James has joined mayors across the nation to reclaim leadership on climate change. “These type of efforts are already paying dividends. Kansas City is ranked No. 16 on the EPA’s list of top cities of Energy Star-certified buildings. Certified buildings have to outperform 75 percent of similar buildings…
Photo of Volvo

Volvo, Betting on Electric, Moves to Phase Out Conventional Engines

Volvo Cars said on Wednesday that all the vehicle models it introduces from 2019 will be either hybrids or powered solely by batteries, betting that the era of the internal combustion engine is coming to a close. The decision is the boldest commitment by any mainstream automaker to technologies that represent a small share of…
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Says Its Model 3 Car Will Go On Sale July 7

Electric car maker Tesla says its keenly awaited Model 3 car for the masses will go on sale on Friday. CEO Elon Musk made the announcement Monday on Twitter. The car is to start around $35,000 and with a $7,500 federal electric car tax credit, could cost $27,500. Tesla says the five-seat car will be…

Electric Vehicles Can Help Cities Fight Climate Change

The Houston Chronicle recently reported on the benefits electric cars can provide to cities as they combat climate change. “We studied vehicle options available to Houston, which operates a fleet of about 12,000 vehicles, in 2015. Those options included two gasoline-powered Toyota sedans (the Corolla and the Prius), the natural gas-powered Honda Civic, the plug-in…

Utility Execs Ponder the Electric Car Future at EV Roadmap Conference

The Portland Business Journal covered the recent EV Roadmap conference, where KCP&L’s Chuck Caisley spoke on the topic of electrified transportation. “Transportation is the last non-electrified part of the economy, and the great news is that without any new technology, 80 percent to 90 percent of the charging can be done when we have capacity…

KC ZOOMS AHEAD IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE GROWTH

Kansas City, Mo. (June 7, 2017) – Kansas City metro experienced the most growth of electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the United States, for the second quarter in a row, and widened the gap between other cities like Las Vegas, LA and Denver. With a 78 percent growth from 2016 to 2017, the KC region has…

KC Business Journal Reports on Metro Leading the Nation in EV Adoption

The Kansas City Business Journal recently reported on Kansas City leading the nation in electric vehicle growth for the second quarter in a row.  “‘The Clean Charge Network provided the necessary charging infrastructure for drivers, but also made Kansas City the gold standard for electric transportation,’ Chuck Caisley, KCP&L’s vice president of marketing and public…

JUNE 18: Drive Electric KC at the River Market Art of the Machine Car Series

June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kansas City’s River Market June 18 is EV Day at the River Market, as part of an ongoing summer spotlight on various automobile makes and models. Check out a few electric vehicles — or bring your own! Contact us if you’d like to participate.
Charged Up EV Newsletter- June 2017

Charged Up EV Newsletter- June 2017

In this issue: /// New Website Offers EV Buying Guide Tailored for KC /// Meet an EV Driver: Amin Wahi /// Upcoming EVents and Activities
Greenability Weekley lists the top eco-friendly cars

GREENABILITY: WHAT ARE THE TOP-RANKED, ECO-FRIENDLY VEHICLES?

Greenability Weekly featured the top-ranked, eco-friendly vehicles under $40,000 based on Kelley Blue Book. Check out their pick for the top 10 hybrid and all-electric cars.