Flying J’s in Emporia will receive part of more than $4.6 million in federal funds for the state’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula program.
Governor Laura Kelly announced Wednesday that the six chosen locations, including Flying J’s at 4215 W Hwy 50, will fill gaps in EV charging stations along the state’s major highways and interstate system.
“As more electric cars and trucks make their way onto Kansas roadways, they will need access to adequate charging facilities,” Kelly said in a written release. “With these awards, we’ll ensure electric vehicle charging stations are accessible to all Kansans for local and long-distance trips.”
Other locations include the Love’s truck stop in Garden City, Pete’s in Cherokee, Pete’s in Fredonia, Love’s in Belleville and Casey’s in Pratt. All locations must provide a minimum
“These six new stations will give more Kansans the option to drive electric vehicles,” said Tami Alexander, Transportation Electrification Manager at the Kansas Department of Transportation. “KDOT is committed to enhancing the access and convenience for EV users by leveraging the federal match to build a robust, connected, and sustainable EV charging network.”
The Governor’s Office said NEVI formula funds require EV charging stations to be located along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors, be available every 50 miles and within one travel mile of the AFC, be capable of providing a minimum of 600 kW of power, and charge four vehicles simultaneously. The charging stations must also always be accessible to the public and provide other amenities such as restrooms, food and beverages and shelter from inclement weather.
After all AFCs in Kansas are complete, KDOT may use funds for EV charging infrastructure on any public road or other publicly accessible locations.