Black and Veatch supports EV research at KSU

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The Black & Veatch Foundation has granted Kansas State University $200,000 for research on solar-powered charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles.

The grant is part of a larger $1 million global commitment by the company's Building a World of Difference Foundation to drive innovation and education in addressing long-term sustainable infrastructure needs and support research and development of clean energy, water and communications technology over the next decade.

"At Black & Veatch, we believe that innovation will play an essential role in addressing the world's long-term needs for sustainable infrastructure," said Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch's global water business. "Our goal is to support education programs that are developing the next generation of science, technology and engineering research and leaders."

Using the grant, KSU will create an on-campus solar EV charging station enabling researchers to study environmental impacts, consumer behaviors and the effect on the local electric grid.

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