Electric car charging station opened in Kingdom City
The state’s first electric vehicle charging station, funded by the state’s Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust, has opened in Callaway County, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said Thursday.
The charging station is owned by Callaway Electric Cooperative and is located in the FastLane Convenience Store in Kingdom City.
The new train station is one of nine locations that will be endowed with trust funds in 2020. Eight other locations across the country have been honored and are near completion. Charging stations include Bethany, Cameron, Columbia, Concordia, Joplin, Tarkio, Sikeston, and Springfield.
Each station will contain two DC quick chargers with CHAdeMO and CCS1 combo plugs to service the largest number of electric vehicles currently available to drivers, according to a DNR press release. Many locations will also include level 2 chargers to give drivers the greatest possible flexibility. As with conventional petrol stations, the price is determined by the owner of each charging station.
DNR developed a minimum network map of 13 locations strategically located at specific freeway interchanges in Missouri. In the previous application period, the department awarded all but four of the locations identified. Applications for the remaining four locations in Perryville, Harrisonville, Rolla and Nevada will be accepted later this summer.
For more information about the Missouri EV charging infrastructure program, visit dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/vw/ev.htm.