Flying J, Love’s, Casey’s Receive Funds for EV Charging Stations

Kansas directs $4.6 million to NEVI program
EV Chargers at Pilot, Love's, Casey's
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Flying J, Love’s and Casey’s convenience stores are among the six locations where state of Kansas is installing electric-vehicle (EV) chargers as a result of $4.6 million in federal funds granted through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula program.

The awarded projects must provide a minimum 20% local cash match, bringing the total investment to more than $5.8 million. The new direct current fast charging stations were awarded to the following Kansas locations: 

  • Emporia, Flying J, 4215 W. Highway 50 (Interstate 35) 
  • Garden City, Love’s, 3285 E. U.S. 50 (U.S. 400)
  • Cherokee, Pete’s, 20 U.S. 400 
  • Fredonia, Pete’s, 2400 E. Washington St. (U.S. 400)
  • Belleville, Love’s, 1356 U.S. Highway 81 (U.S. 81)
  • Pratt, Casey’s, 1900 E. 1st St. (U.S. 400)

“These six new stations will give more Kansans the option to drive electric vehicles,” said Tami Alexander, transportation electrification manager at the Kansas Department of Transportation. “KDOT is committed to enhancing the access and convenience for EV users by leveraging the federal match to build a robust, connected and sustainable EV charging network.”

With existing fast-charging stations spread across the I-70 and I-135 corridors, these selected locations will fill gaps in EV charging stations along the state’s major highways and interstate system, the governors office said.

  • Casey’s General Stores, Ankeny, Iowa, is No. 3, Pilot Co.'s Flying J, Knoxville, Tennessee, is No. 13 and Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Oklahoma City, is No. 14 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by size.

“As more electric cars and trucks make their way onto Kansas roadways, they will need access to adequate charging facilities,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “With these awards, we’ll ensure electric vehicle charging stations are accessible to all Kansans for local and long-distance trips.”


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