More electric car fast-charging stations planned in Iowa

(Des Moines, IA) -- More electric car-charging stations may soon pop up in Iowa. MidAmerican Energy plans to add dozens of fast-charging stations across the state by 2022. The stations will be spaced out about 50-miles, and will be in 25-cities, pending agreements with those cities. The company says the "fast chargers" can give an 80-percent charge in less than 40-minutes. There will also be "ultra" fast chargers, that take half as long.

MidAmerican has previously launched fast charging stations in Altoona, Clarinda, Emmetsburg, Fort Dodge, Sheldon and Waterloo, and a site is under construction in Oskaloosa. The company opened ultra-fast chargers in Avoca, Davenport, De Soto, Early, Fort Dodge and Waterloo. Three more sites are in development, including locations in Sioux City, Ankeny and Iowa City.

MidAmerican offers electric vehicle (EV) and charging station rebates. There's a $500 rebate for customers who buy or lease a new EV.

The company also offers $1,500 rebates to its business customers that purchase “level 2” charging stations, which generally charge vehicles in 4-8 hours.

Rebate information is available on the company’s website

(Photo from Iowa DOT traffic webcam)

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