On our show for September 25th, host Terri Wilke speaks with her guests, Michael Almon and Mike Wasikowski.

Electric vehicle shows are happening because of National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 22 – Oct. 1, 2023, a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Are you considering going electric?

Michael Almon is an electric car owner and member of the Board of Directors of the Sustainability Action Network.  He has been instrumental in bringing electric car shows to his community of Lawrence, Kansas.

Mike Wasikowski is an electric car owner and he is a member of the City of Lawrence’s Public Transit Advisory Committee.  He will talk about the importance of putting electric buses to use in any city.

The time for the annual EV show in Lawrence KS, is Sunday, October 1st, 11 AM to 3 PM at South Park on Massachusetts ST in downtown Lawrence.

There will be opportunities available for everyone to see, touch, talk about and maybe even drive an electric vehicle, from buses to bikes.

The Panasonic Battery Plant in nearby DeSoto, KS is under construction.  Research shows green energy projects are on the upswing in Kansas but that Kansas is one of the states with the lowest numbers of consumer sales of electric vehicles.  Colorado is adopting green energy at a much faster rate.  Missouri is adopting green energy at twice the rate of Kansas.

The Panasonic Plant expects to be producing batteries for electric vehicles by early 2025.  There are hiring projections of about 200 employees per month throughout 2024 for jobs that pay better than $20 per hour and which require 12-hour shifts.

We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world.  Our goal is to ensure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!

This will be a great radio hour!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can about the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

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