Convenience store and gas retail chain Circle K has opened its latest EV charging site at a store in Wytheville, Virginia, along Interstate 81. This site is the first to be equipped with ABB E-mobility’s US-manufactured Terra 184 DC fast chargers, which provide up to 180 kW of power.
ABB’s Terra 184 EV chargers were the first to roll off the production line at the company’s South Carolina manufacturing operations. The ENERGY STAR-certified Terra 184 is now available for order. ABB calls it an ideal fit for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) charging sites, as it complies with the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Buy America Act regulations.
The Wytheville Circle K is the latest of 200 announced EV charging sites across North America, which Circle K’s parent company, Alimentation Couche-Tard, plans to introduce by 2024. Circle K already operates more than 1,400 fast chargers at 300 locations in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
“With demonstrated experience in EV charging in our European markets and a coast-to-coast network of well-located stores here in the US, we are well positioned to participate in the accelerated growth of EV charging infrastructure across the country and meet the evolving needs of our customers,” said Snorre Skeie, Circle K’s Director of E-Mobility, North America.
“This project marks a new milestone for ABB E-mobility with the delivery of US-manufactured chargers to Circle K,” added Bob Stojanovic, ABB E-mobility’s Senior VP for North America. “We consider it mission-critical to provide reliable, consistent and positive charging experiences for Circle K’s customers.”
Source: ABB E-mobility