Delmar DivINe has revealed plans to add electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure to their nonprofit center with the help of a $60,000 donation from Jim Butler Auto Group.
The funds will be used to build EV charging stations at Delmar DivINe, a mixed-use development for social innovators providing office space, shared services and other resources for nonprofits, foundations and community support organizations.
The donation is part of a broader initiative by Jim Butler Auto Group to expand statewide EV infrastructure beginning with improving access to charging stations. Brad Sowers, President & CEO of Jim Butler Auto Group, predicts that EV will make-up about 20-30% of Missouri’s automotive market in the next five years.
“We want to support regional EV usage by directly increasing the number of charging locations in Missouri,” said Sowers. He went on to explain how Delmar DivINe’s plans to improve the West End Neighborhood through innovation, development and sustainability inspired him to [...]
Auto Experts, including Edmunds, are bullish about EV sales in 2023. Many are predicting more EVs on the market and increased popularity among buyers.
JBA President Brad Sowers agrees: “What I am looking forward to with increased inventory and the availability of more EV models across a variety of price points in 2023, is the EV market welcoming new, younger car buyers.”
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Jim Butler President Brad Sowers is bullish on electric vehicles and is working to make Jim Butler Auto Group the largest and most trusted EV dealer in Missouri. With a reputation as a local expert in electric vehicles and EV infrastructure, Sowers recently appeared on KTVI Fox 2 and was featured in St. Louis Magazine to talk all things EV.
This year Jim Butler Auto Group is investing $1.5 million in electric vehicle infrastructure across their 10 Missouri dealership locations. All locations are getting upgrades in electric vehicle charging stations, special tools for servicing electric vehicles, and additional training for sales and service staff.
To read more about his outlook for EVs in Missouri and his predictions for EV sales across the country (20 percent of U.S. vehicles sold could be electric vehicles by 2025!), pick up the November issue of St. Louis Magazine.
2022 has seen countless headlines about electric vehicles thanks to volatile gas prices and new legislation, and Jim Butler Auto Group is ready for this new trend. EVs recently received a boost in interest with the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, which incentivizes the purchase of select EVs through tax cuts for buyers. The IRA extended the current $7,500 consumer income tax credit for the purchase of new electric vehicles and added a new $4,000 credit for buying a used EV.
In April, Jim Butler Auto Group announced a $1.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure across their 10 Missouri dealership locations this year. All locations will get upgrades in electric vehicle charging stations, special tools for servicing electric vehicles, and additional training for sales and service staff.
Jim Butler Auto Group President Brad Sowers believes investing in EV is a smart bet: “My gut instinct has been to invest in EV infrastructure, and [...]