When he first got elected to office , President Obama set an ambitious goal of putting one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. That has been a tough sell with many American consumers. Currently, there are just 75,000 electric cars on our nation’s streets and according to a recent Kansas City Star report there are fewer than 100 plug in electric cars and trucks in our area.
But that does not mean the metro isn’t preparing itself for an electric vehicle revolution. While many of us were at holiday parties at the end of year, you might have missed a new study from the Metropolitan Energy Center showing Kansas City beefing up its electric vehicle infrastructure.
We take a closer look as part of our joint reporting project on sustainability issues with broadcast students at Johnson County Community College.
From Leawood to Lee’s Summit, visit the EV plug-in map to find out where you can stop in and charge up.