The city is among the first to install inductive charging stations to power an electric bus fleet.
“It’s as pivotal a moment as when we went from horses to cars,” says first-term state Sen. Mallory McMorrow.
A Missouri test will look at lead-acid batteries’ potential to reduce or eliminate demand fees for vehicle charging.
The incentives will support about 400 electric vehicle purchases in the state, but advocates say that’s not nearly enough.
Financial incentives helped push electric vehicle sales to top gas and diesel options in the oil-exporting country.