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January 2015
  


Dear Wheego Enthusiast:
In this issue:

-    EV Federal Tax Credit 2014
-    Kansas City, MO to get 1001 EV Charging Stations
-    Salt Lake City Nonprofit Pushes for EVs
-    National Drive Electric Week Set for September

EV Federal Tax Credit 2014


If you purchased a Wheego LiFe in 2014, you can take a credit of up to $7500 against your Federal taxes - use IRS form 8936 to take the 2014 credit. The $7500 Federal Tax Credit is still good in 2015. Some states also offer generous state tax credits ($5000 in Georgia); visit our incentives page or the Federal Alternative Fuels Data Center  to learn more.
 

Kansas City, MO to get 1001 EV Charging Stations

Great news for our Missouri drivers - Kansas City Power & Light plans to spend about $20 million to install 1,001 public electric car chargers in an effort to make the Kansas City region one of the most convenient areas in the country to drive an electric car. The utility announced Monday that it will install the chargers in the Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as Clinton, St. Joseph, Sedalia and other communities where KCP&L has customers. The plan is for the network, to be called the Clean Charge Network, to be ready by summer, The Kansas City Star reported. The region currently has about 40 chargers.
 
The program will offer free charges for at least two years, with the cost of electricity paid by host businesses, such as movie theaters, shopping centers and restaurants. The utility also plans to build enough infrastructure to allow the number of chargers to be doubled in the future.
 
The only other state to have more than 1,000 public charging stations is California, which has nearly 2,000, according to Kelly Gilbert, transportation director at the Metropolitan Energy Center. The only other state with more than 500 is Texas.
 
"This project will make Kansas City one of the best-equipped metropolitan areas in the nation to serve an electrified vehicle fleet, and sets us up to be a nationwide leader," she said.
 
Read the full article in the Lawrence Journal-World.
 
Salt Lake City Nonprofit  Pushes for EVs 

Excerpted from an article in KSL.com:


A new nonprofit group has been launched to promote electric vehicles and add more charging stations in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. Leaders For Clean Air is made up of Utah-based businesses such as 3form, Backcountry.com, Black Diamond, Cubiscan, Ken Garff, Lancer Automotive Group, Packsize and Vivint — all of which have installed electric charging stations on-site.
 
“We all have to do our part to improve our air quality, and Utah’s business community is stepping up with a new initiative to move the ball forward,” Gov. Gary Herbert said in a prepared statement. “By working to make it more practical to own an electric vehicle in Utah, Leaders for Clean Air is helping to advance an important new technology that has the potential to boost our air quality efforts.”
The group's formation was announced in January at the state Capitol, where goals for the organization were detailed, such as the establishment of 2,000 level 2 charging stations.

National Drive Electric Week Set for September

Mark your new 2015 calendar – the National Drive Electric Week is set for September 12-20, 2015.
 
Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers teaming up with local groups across the country and abroad to organize EV events.
 
"Electric cars are a key part of our country's clean energy future, and they're a lot of fun to drive," said Gina Coplon-Newfield, Director of the Sierra Club's Electric Vehicles Initiative."We're revved up for National Drive Electric Week 2015, which will offer the public, the media, and policymakers a great opportunity to come check out many of the 20-plus plug-in vehicles on the market."
 
Drive Electric Week attendance in 2014 more than doubled that of the previous year’s celebration with over 90,000 people participating in 152 events across the country and abroad. The event was launched in 2011 in 29 cities.

 
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Best Regards,
 
The Wheego Team
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