Kansas City Clean Charge Network

Outcomes and Conclusions

Electric Vehicle Resources in Indiana
  • Indiana has more than 550 public charging stations. View station locations, hours, and charging equipment.
  • Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rates:
    • Indiana Michigan Power offers a time-of-use rate to residential customers for plug-in electric vehicles. Time-of-use rate off-peak hours are between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday. Indiana Michigan Power may require customers to install a metering system that is capable of separately tracking plug-in electric vehicles charging. For more information, see the Indiana Michigan Power Rates and Tariffs website.
    • Indianapolis Power & Light offers special plug-in electric vehicle charging rates, including year-round time-of-use based options, for residential and business customers who own a licensed plug-in electric vehicle. For more information, see the IPL Electric Vehicle Charging website.
  • As of fall 2020, battery electric vehicle owners in Indiana are required to pay an additional registration fee of $150, and plug-in hybrid and hybrid electric vehicles are required to pay an additional registration fee of $50. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles determines new fee amounts every five years.

Kansas City is now an electric vehicle infrastructure leader; as of 2021, the Clean Charge Network operated more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations, which supported more than 10,000 electric cars. Electric vehicle purchases have increased by approximately 7,500 in the region, which has reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved air quality in the Greater Kansas City region.

Challenges

An early barrier for installing charging stations was the lack of community awareness about electric vehicles and their collective benefits. Evergy organized outreach events, such as ride-and-drive events and tabling stations, to educate community members. Another early barrier was finding willing hosts at optimal charging station locations; however, as the network has expanded, finding site hosts became much easier.

Questions for discussion

These questions are designed to inspire readers—especially those wanting to learn broadly about climate change solutions—to think critically about the case study on this page and encourage deeper, more meaningful conversations. A list of ERIT case studies that include discussion questions can be found on the Resilient Communities Case Studies page.

  1. Apart from range anxiety, what are the barriers for adopting electric vehicles? 
  2. What incentives exist to encourage electric vehicle adoption and infrastructure development? 
  3. Where in your town would be an optimal location to place an electric vehicle charging station?  

To learn more about the Evergy Clean Energy Network, contact:

Abby White
Communications Manager
abby.white@evergy.com
Evergy
(316) 299-7434