Kansas adds electric car charging at turnpike service areas


Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced the additions Wednesday, calling the charging stations "a game changer" for electric vehicle drivers, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

The Topeka Service Area, similar to the ones in Lawrence and Towanda, has three charging stations.

The charging station additions came as a result of an alliance between the Kansas Turnpike Authority, Westar Energy and Kansas City Power and Light.

Turnpike officials said the charging stations will help to eradicate "range anxiety," or the concern an electric car battery will run out of power before reaching a destination...

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