Electricity Laws and Incentives in Kansas

The list below contains summaries of all Kansas laws and incentives related to electricity.

Utility/Private Incentives

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate and Time-Of-Use (TOU) Rate – Evergy

Evergy offers residential customers a $250 rebate for the purchase of a Level 2 EV Charger. Evergy offers an additional $250 rebate when customers sign up for an EV TOU rate. To receive the additional rebate, Kansas Central region customers must enroll in either the EV Plan or the TOU Plan rate, and Kansas Metro region customers must enroll in the TOU Plan rate. For more information, including TOU rate option details, see the Evergy EV Charging Rebate website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Support

Kansas utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DCFC sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.

Laws and Regulations

Electric Vehicle (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Fees

Beginning January 1, 2020, the annual registration fee for EVs is $100 and $50 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and HEVs.

(Reference Kansas Statutes 8-143)

Public Utility Definition

A corporation or individual that resells electricity supplied by a public utility for use in electric vehicle charging stations is not subject to regulation as a public utility.

(Reference Kansas Statutes 66-104)

Study of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rates

The Legislative Coordinating Council authorized a study on Kansas utilities retail electricity rates. The study must explore EV charging station rate design, EV charging station service deregulation, and the benefits of improving consumer access to EVs and EV charging station infrastructure. The study was submitted to the Kansas Corporation Commission in two parts on January 8, 2020, and July 1, 2020.

(Reference 66-1287, 2019)

State Incentives

Kansas' National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Planning

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Kansas Department of Transportation (KSDOT) to submit an annual EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) beginning August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. The submitted plan must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Kansas’ NEVI planning process, see the KSDOT Charge Up Kansas website. To review Kansas’ NEVI plan, see the Joint Office State Plans for EV Charging website.

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