Evergy installs new electric vehicle charging station at Kansas State University
Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
Evergy has installed a new electric vehicle charging station at Kansas State University in parking lot D1, which is west of West Stadium at 873 Denison Ave. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University has continued its commitment to renewable energy with a newly installed electric vehicle charging station on the Manhattan campus. The charging station is a partnership with Evergy and is located in parking lot D1, which is west of West Stadium at 873 Denison Ave.
The new station provides a place for electric vehicle owners to charge their vehicles. The station offers more than 100 miles of electric range in a few hours of charging. In addition, electricity used at the station is offset with renewable energy credits from Evergy. A K-State parking permit is required to use the electric vehicle charging station from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
"Electric vehicles have zero emissions and this station is a great opportunity to enhance our university's commitment to sustainable energy," said Jeff Barnes, Kansas State University Parking Services director. "We're pleased to offer this electric charging station to our faculty, staff and students who drive electric vehicles."
Kansas State University reached out to Evergy after receiving several requests from more and more K-Staters who are driving electric vehicles, Barnes said. The installation and maintenance was provided by Evergy at no cost to the university.
The new station joins Evergy's already established network of electric vehicle, or EV, charging stations, which currently includes more than 2,200 charging ports and makes it one of the largest EV charging station networks in the U.S. The new station joins recently installed fast charging stations along the Kansas Turnpike, which makes traveling to and from Kansas State University cleaner and easier.
"K-State continues to show leadership in sustainability and innovation, and we're thrilled to partner with them to advance these efforts now with EV chargers," said Chuck Caisley, chief customer officer at Evergy. "With the Evergy Clean Charge Network and partners like K-State we can continue to provide access to charging stations where the Wildcat community lives, works, studies and plays."