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Electric Vehicle Programs Provide Benefit to Evergy Residential Customers in Missouri
Evergy electrification programs incentivize customers going electric

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Feb. 10, 2021 – New residential rebate programs and an expanded charging station presence will assist Evergy Missouri customers with electric vehicle (EV) adoption and charging availability in Missouri. For residential customers who own or lease an EV and participate in Evergy’s time-of-use program, Evergy will offer rebates up to $500 to help homeowners install a 240-volt EV charging station or outlet for faster, more efficient EV charging at their home. In addition, residential developers could receive $250 for placing the outlet for EV charging in the home at the time of construction.

The Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) recently approved most of Evergy’s transportation electrification plan request, which is expected to be made available to customers in the second quarter of 2022. In addition to the customer rebates, the transportation electrification plan approval provides Evergy the opportunity to study the grid impact of EV charging and to develop future beneficial programs to help customers.

“These new programs will ensure a smooth transition for our customers as they purchase electric vehicles and will help cover costs for at-home EV charging,” said Kim Winslow, senior director of energy solutions at Evergy. “Faster charging provides time savings for customers and allows vehicles to be refilled during off-peak hours when electricity is cheaper, and renewables are at their highest production on the grid.”

Evergy will also work to expand the Clean Charge Network, focusing on areas lacking current charging access, including support for Rideshare charging programs. By encouraging greater availability and access to EV charging across our service area, Evergy can work to ensure all communities have access to charging and non-emission public transportation like electric buses and Rideshare programs. This allows more customers, not just those who drive an electric vehicle, to benefit from electric transportation.



About Evergy, Inc. 
Evergy, Inc. (NYSE: EVRG) serves approximately 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. We were formed in 2018 when long-term local energy providers KCP&L and Westar Energy merged. We generate nearly half the power we provide to homes and businesses with emission-free sources. We support our local communities where we live and work, and strive to meet the needs of customers through energy savings and innovative solutions. 

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