Mission business adding more electric vehicle charging stations to the city’s already impressive list

A charging station at the Hy-Vee in Mission.
A charging station at the Hy-Vee in Mission.

If you are looking for a place to plug in your electric car, Mission is a good bet for finding a charging station in northeast Johnson County.

While charging stations are still building density, a number of businesses in Mission have partnered with KCP&L to add charging capability. A new building permit has been issued that will add another three charging stations to Mission’s already impressive list. The new stations are destined for the Brill Eye Center building on Lamar, just off Johnson Drive.

The existing cluster already includes four stations at Arvest Bank off Shawnee Mission Parkway at Nall, 12 stations at ScriptPro offices just north of Johnson Drive near downtown Mission, six stations at the Wadell and Reed offices near Lamar and Shawnee Mission Parkway, two at the Johnson County Northeast offices at Lamar and Martway, and four stations at the Hy-Vee on Martway in Mission.

Roeland Park City Hall has two stations. The only other NEJC existing stations are in Merriam at Antioch Park, Shawnee Mission Medical Center and at Hendrick Nissan on Shawnee Mission Parkway. The rest of NEJC is largely uncovered by charging stations.

Most of the charging stations in NEJC are level 2 chargers, which KCP&L says can charge a nearly depleted battery in four to five hours – depending on the kind of battery and other factors.

A map of area charging statins can be found here.