Above image comes from Inhabitat.com.
This video explains the basics of how the card works and how to charge your car. (The charging stations are free right now, but it appears that the individual owner of the station will be deciding if it's free in the future). Larry Kinder's company provides resources for electric vehicle charging stations, including installing your own home electric charging station. ChargePoint is the company that is overseeing this network. The majority of charging stations in KC are ChargePoint.
After doing several Google searches, I found the most comprehensive map of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations called PlugShare: http://www.plugshare.com/ Once you put "Kansas City" into the search query, up pops a map of the existing EV charging stations in our metropolitan area. The map even shows the locations of home charging stations.
For moblie users, here's the PlugShare app:
ChargePoint also has a very decent map that shows you where EV charging stations are located: https://na.chargepoint.com/index.php/charge_point
For mobile users, here are ChargePoint apps that show you where EV stations are:
I talked with Larry Kinder a few times to get an overview of what's going on in the electric vehicle charging world. He was kind enough to listen to my feedback which came in the form of grumbling about how hard it was to find the $5 charging card info on his website. It is hidden on the "shop" page under "accessories". I never found it on my own, I had to call him to find it. Maybe soon, he'll move that page to the home page, so you can find it in 5 seconds instead of in a phone call.
KC doesn't yet have a supercharging EV station, even though it appears from the PlugShare map that many parts of the country do. The future looks bright, though. I checked out what Tesla Motors has in store for the country and the world with its supercharging network map:
http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger. It doesn't get any cooler than that.
So, even though I don't own an electric vehicle yet, I feel confident that KC has the necessary resources to create a smooth transition from gas to electric. Now all I need is a fat paycheck to make this happen.