The three organizations who contributed to Kansas City’s #1 rated Electric Vehicle ecosystem in the US celebrate National Drive Electric Week

Media contact: Beth Pauley,

Tuesday, September 4th


Kansas City, MO – Metropolitan Energy Center is joining Kansas City Power & Light and Black and Veatch to celebrate National Drive Electric Week!  Black and Veatch will be hosting the event at its World Headquarters in Overland Park on Thursday, September 13th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  National Drive Electric Week is a national celebration to raise awareness about the availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

Black and Veatch, Kansas City Power & Light, and Metropolitan Energy Center have worked together to implement charging stations and further the necessary infrastructure to establish Kansas City as the best ecosystem in the country for electric vehicles.   This collaboration is the local result of Electrify America, which is an initiative of the Volkswagen Settlement that will invest $2 billion over the next 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education, and accessibility.   Find out more about the event and register here.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Electric Vehicle resources and test drive electric vehicles from local dealerships.  Additionally, volunteers will be displaying a variety of models of Electric Vehicles, including modern models and classics with conversions.

The Black and Veatch headquarters is the perfect place to celebrate National Drive Electric Week.  Not only is Kansas City the best city in the country for EV infrastructure, but Electrify America selected Black and Veatch as one of the two companies to continue the installment of electric vehicle chargers across the United States.  Soon, more cities across the U.S. will get to experience the luxury of widespread charging ports like Kansas Citians do.