Transportation is fundamental to our society, our economy, and our earth. It’s the way our food makes it to our plates and how our kids make it to school. At MEC, we strive to make it cleaner and more efficient for all.
An MEC-led coalition of electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts, public officials, and industry experts pioneering the next generation of EV advocacy in Kansas & Missouri.
In 2012, MEC founded Electrify Heartland with a singular vision: to lay the groundwork for a zero-emission transportation future in the Kansas City region. We rallied a coalition of EV experts and policymakers to create the infrastructure and incentives necessary to prepare our area for an electrified future. The program, coupled with Evergy’s (formerly KCP&L) Clean Charge Network, was a huge success: Kansas City is now the best EV ecosystem in the country.
MEC recognizes the need for the next wave of EV organizing in Kansas City. Thanks to the earlier efforts of Electrify Heartland, we have the right infrastructure, vision, and EV advocates in place. The time is ripe for widespread EV adoption in neighborhoods across Kansas City – and we called upon the coalition to serve as a new catalyst.
Electrify Heartland now seeks to address the contemporary barriers to widespread electrification. We hope to provide education and promote incentives to make EV’s more affordable for members of our communities. We seek to make infrastructure, electric cars, and electrified public transit more accessible in underserved neighborhoods. Ultimately, our goal is to make EV’s an accessible, widespread, and affordable option.