Circle K installs first ABB E-mobility 180 kW public DC fast chargers made in the US.
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Circle K installs first ABB E-mobility 180 kW public DC fast chargers made in the US.

Circle K has installed the first US-manufactured ABB E-mobility Terra 184 chargers at their Wytheville, Virginia location.

Circle K, a major player in convenience and mobility, has announced the opening of its latest EV charging site in Wytheville, Virginia. The new site, located just outside Circle K’s store along Interstate 81 at State Highway 121, is the first to feature ABB E-mobility’s U.S. manufactured Terra 184 DC fast chargers. These chargers provide drivers with up to 180 kW of power, making them an ideal fit for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) charging sites.

The Terra 184 chargers are ENERGY STAR certified and are the first to be produced at ABB E-mobility’s South Carolina manufacturing operations. They are also compliant with the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Buy America Act regulations. This is an important development for the EV charging industry in the United States, as it demonstrates a commitment to providing much-needed charging infrastructure to communities of all sizes across the country.

The new Wytheville Circle K site increases the area’s fast charging footprint by more than 20%, marking a significant step forward in the region’s efforts to promote sustainable transportation. The collaboration between Circle K and ABB E-mobility signals a shared commitment to this goal and will no doubt have a positive impact on the local community.

This latest EV charging site is just one of 200 that Circle K’s parent company, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., plans to introduce across North America by 2024. Circle K already has a strong presence in Europe, with over 1,400 fast chargers available at 300 locations in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. With this latest expansion, the company is well on its way to becoming a global leader in public EV charging services.

With demonstrated experience in EV charging in our European markets and a coast-to-coast network of well-located stores here in the U.S., 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, Director of E-Mobility, North America, for Circle K. “We are very pleased to make it easier for EV customers in Wytheville and throughout Southwestern Virginia by filling this gap in charging availability along the I-77/81 corridor, and we are proud to celebrate this opening with ABB E-mobility as they roll out their first Terra 184 chargers manufactured here in the U.S.”

“This project marks a new milestone for ABB E-mobility with the delivery of U.S. manufactured chargers to Circle K,” added Bob Stojanovic, ABB E-mobility’s Senior Vice President for North America. “We consider it mission critical to provide reliable, consistent, and positive charging experiences for Circle K’s customers and push high standards for charging infrastructure performance that will drive the future of e-mobility.”

Also Read: Canada Infrastructure Bank and FLO to install over 2,000 public fast charging ports across Canada.

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