(Perryville) The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded around 1.2 million dollars in funding through the Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust to construct electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state.
Local recipients include Francis Energy in Perryville and Blink Network n Rolla.
With a goal of making Missouri highways friendlier for electric vehicle owners, the department held a series of meetings with a citizen stakeholder group.
During the meetings, stakeholders helped identify 13 viable charging station sites across the state near highway intersections.
Together with more than 30 other installations planned by utilities, these 13 sites would comprise a minimum practical charging network statewide.