Sheetz, Wawa, Mirabito, Turkey Hill and several other convenience retailers and partners were awarded nearly $36 million in grants to install electric-vehicle chargers at stores across Pennsylvania.
The 57 "conditionally awarded" projects will begin after successful completion of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and legal agreement execution, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Some projects may begin in late 2023.
PennDOT selected the projects in 38 Pennsylvania counties for a total investment to increase availability to EV charging, as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. The NEVI program was established last year through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and provides states with $7.5 billion to help make EV charging more accessible nationally.
Retailers earmarked to receive funding include:
- 6406 Truck Plaza (Emlenton Truck Plaza) in Venango County
- Alnajukchahat Store LLC (Al's Quick Stop) in Luzerne County
- American Truck Plazas in Northumberland County
- Applegreen Electric PA in Allegheny County, Chester County, Fulton County, Lancaster County, Washington County and Westmoreland County
- BP Products North America in Washington County and Westmoreland County
- Liberty Truck Center (Onvo Travel Plaza) in Luzerne County
- Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores in Butler County, Columbia County, Jefferson County and Lebanon County
- Mirabito Holdings in Pike County
- Pilot Travel Centers LLC in Clinton County, Luzerne County and Susquehanna County
- Raceway Management Co. (Onvo Travel Plaza) in Lackawanna County, Monroe County and Schuylkill County
- Sheetz Inc. in Allegheny County, Blair County, Dauphin County and Washington County
- TA Operating LLC in Centre County, Erie County, Franklin County, Venango County, Westmoreland County and York County
- TH Mini Markets (Turkey Hill) in Lehigh County
- Wawa Inc. in Bucks County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County
Third-party installs were awarded to:
- Electrify America in Berks County, Blair County and Dauphin County
- EVgo Services in Allegheny County
- Francis Energy PA in Beaver County, Clearfield County, Cumberland County and Franklin County
- Tesla Inc. in Bedford County, Crawford County, Cumberland County, Delaware County (2), Greene County, Lackawanna County, Lawrence County, Montgomery County and York County
- Universal EV in Allegheny County
“We look forward to working with PennDOT to expand EV charging access across the state of Pennsylvania,” said Trevor Walter, vice president of petroleum supply management at Sheetz. “Ensuring that we remain innovative is at the forefront of everything we do as a company. After celebrating a significant EV milestone earlier this year, we remain committed to increasing the reach of our EV charging network to meet the needs of current and future customers.”
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