Entries by David Albrecht

The Electric Car Experience – POSTPONED

You’ve seen them, even if you weren’t really looking. A Tesla zipping along I-435, a Leaf silently moving across the grocery store parking lot, a Bolt gliding by the gas station as you filled up. Electric cars are increasingly part of America’s automotive landscape, though still a small percentage of what’s on the road today. […]

Amps And Bolts, Nuts And Volts – EV Advice For The Curious – Part Three

DECISIONS, DECISIONS – As mentioned, buying a car is a big financial decision, and we can’t presume to dictate what meets your needs. Admittedly, efficient is good, more efficient is better, and we’re all in favor of zero-emission options here at MEC (yes, we’re somewhat biased). Even setting aside the positive environmental impact moving away […]

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Missouri VW Settlement Funding Announcement!

For fiscal year 2019 (July 2018 through June 2019), the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will fund $2.75 million in government truck repower and replacement projects. Implementation Guidelines Deadline:  Monday Dec. 31, 2018 at 5 p.m. CST. Eligibility:  Qualifying applicants include government agencies that own eligible trucks:  “Government” shall mean a State or local government […]

New Home For MEC – We’re Moving!

After 35 years in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri, Metropolitan Energy Center and Kansas City Clean Cities are moving to . . . the heart of Kansas City, Missouri.  We’re upping stakes next week and heading just a bit west and north of our old digs at 38th and Paseo. Our new office will […]

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Missouri Funding Opportunity – Up To $22,000/Unit To Replace Diesel Buses

The State of Missouri is requesting applications from schools and school fleet operators to replace old diesel buses. This funding opportunity is open to public and private schools and school districts and for-profit operators of school bus fleets, providing up to $22,000 for each vehicle replaced. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, which administers the […]

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Grant Workshop For New Federal Funding Opportunities

Wed, May 23 | 2:30 pm | Project Living Proof | 917 Emmanuel Cleaver II Blvd, KCMO Kansas City Regional Clean Cities is hosting a grant workshop on three new funding opportunities totaling more than $140 million nationwide. These programs cover diesel emissions reduction, low- and zero-emission transit fleets, and infrastructure and super-fast charging, plus […]