Sheldon, Iowa — Earlier this year MidAmerican Energy announced that they would be installing electric vehicle fast charging stations in Sheldon and fourteen other cities across the state of Iowa. The utility said at the time that their plan was to have the chargers available every 50 miles.
Last month the utility announced they were planning to have the fast charging stations in five Iowa cities, including Sheldon, before the end of this year.
MidAmerican Energy’s fast charging station in Sheldon is installed and operational, and is located on the west side of the parking lot at the Fareway Food Store on Highway 18 east. The Sheldon charging station is a 50 kilowatt direct-current fast charger, as are the charging stations in Clarinda, Emmetsburg, Fort Dodge and Waterloo. Next year MidAmerican Energy plans to install 50 kilowatt chargers in Altoona and Carroll.
MidAmerican Energy says the DC fast-chargers, with two charging plugs per station, like the one in Sheldon, can generally provide an electric vehicle with an 80% charge in less than 40 minutes.
The utility also plans to install 160 kW DC ultra-fast chargers in more heavily traveled corridors in Avoca, Davenport, Early, Fort Dodge and Waterloo. MidAmerican Energy is working with other communities for six additional sites, including two near Des Moines, but the utility says agreements for those locations haven’t yet been finalized.
Photo: MidAmerican Energy Electric Vehicle Fast Charger at Sheldon Fareway Food Store.
Photo by KIWA Staff