Electric on the go in Winfield

Photo by REBECCA McCUTCHEON

The new electric vehicle charging station in front of Shindig’s in Winfield.

An electric vehicle charging station for public use has been installed in Winfield in front of Shindig’s restaurant, 500 Main St.

Winfield city manager Taggart Wall said the location was chosen because the restaurant is a downtown destination. The single charging station is part of a pilot program, and more might be installed in other parts of the city if this one is successful, Wall said.

A ribbon cutting for the charging station will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 6. The KPP will also have one of its own electric vehicles on hand at the ribbon cutting for demonstrations.

The charging station was acquired through a partnership with the City of Winfield and the Kansas Power Pool, according to a previous article. It cost of around $3,000, split between the city and the KPP. The station is a Level 2, meaning it takes between three and four hours to charge a battery for an 80-mile drive. There is no cost to use the charging station.

The city began offering rebates of up to $1,500 for customers who install Level 2 electric car charging stations at their homes or businesses in November 2019.

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