Regional EV Readiness Plan kicks off soon

Regional EV Readiness Plan kicks off soon

This month, MARC will launch a new planning effort that will guide the strategic implementation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the region. The planning effort will help prepare local leaders for the growing number of electric vehicles on our region’s roadways by providing a vision for the expansion of charging networks, along with actionable strategies, policy guidance and helpful resources.

This plan will consider the equitable distribution of charging infrastructure and planning strategies for overcoming EV barriers in underserved communities. Public and stakeholder engagement for this plan will include an EVRP steering committee, a regional survey, virtual public meetings, pop-up engagements and one-on-one meetings with stakeholders.

There is a significant amount of federal funding available for proposed electric charging stations, including funds available through the Federal Highway Administration’s Charging and Fueling Infrastructure program (CFI). The EV Readiness Plan (EVRP) will leverage existing data and new analysis to create resources that leaders can use when prioritizing station locations in federal funding applications.

The Regional EV Readiness Plan supports the vehicle electrification strategies included in Connected KC 2025, the Clean Air Action Plan and the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan.

For more information about the Regional EV Readiness Plan, please contact Karen Clawson at kclawson@marc.org.