(St. Louis) There will soon be more places to recharge your car batteries around Missouri.

Today, Ameren Missouri received Missouri Public Service Commission approval for the program that will bring more electric vehicle charging stations to the Ameren Missouri service territory.

It’s the latest component of the 11-million dollar investment for the Ameren Missouri Charge Ahead program to encourage adoption of electric vehicles.

Starting early next year, business owners can apply for incentives to offset construction costs of electric vehicle charging stations.

Approved earlier this year, long-distance travel stations will be conveniently located near highways for long road trips.

Ameren expects to open the first of 11 charging stations by the end of 2019 with all stations complete by the end of 2020.