Liberty recently installed Level 2 EV chargers at the Neosho Farmers Market in Neosho, Mo.—the perfect location for drivers who want to visit the market, shop or eat downtown, or enjoy a walk in the park. The chargers marked the first installation from Liberty’s Ready Charge program.
The three charging stations at the farmers market have dual ports, allowing for six cars to simultaneously charge in the lot. They have standard plugs for Level 2 charging, meaning they are not manufacturer-specific and can be used by any EV make or model. They are part of the ChargePoint network and offer 24/7 support.
“ChargePoint is the largest network of EV chargers across the United States,” said Liberty Senior Manager of Transportation Electrification Robin McAlester. “These stations will provide an opportunity for those traveling I-44 or I-49 to come to downtown Neosho, and for local customers who have an EV but may not have a place to charge at home.”
Neosho Chamber of Commerce CEO Lauri Lyerla explained that it all started when a resident suggested an EV charger be installed at the market because of its proximity to restaurants, shops, the local courthouse, and nearby offices.
“This was a rare opportunity for Neosho to get this at a low cost for the city and community. Liberty is one of the investors in this community, and we appreciate that continued partnership,” she said.
Liberty is a member of the National Electric Highway Coalition, which seeks to install public EV fast chargers along major U.S. roads to make interstate travel seamless and convenient for EV drivers. The Liberty Ready Charge program, which supports the deployment of EV charging stations at publicly accessible commercial locations throughout Missouri, was approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission in October 2022.