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EzFill, AMS Evaluate Portable Aboveground Gas Stations

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MIAMI — EzFill Holdings, which specializes in on-demand mobile fueling, has entered into a letter of intent to begin a trial program with AMS Energy Technologies to operate and manage portable aboveground gas stations (PAGS) in Florida.

EzFill anticipates that the PAGS deployed with high-capacity fuel transfer pumps will enable EzFill’s drivers to reduce the time needed to refill their delivery vehicles, allowing them to fuel more customers in a single shift. EzFill offers on-demand fuel delivery service in three vertical segments—consumer, commercial and specialty, including marine, construction and agriculture.

“We expect that AMS’ PAGS system will further strengthen EzFill’s operations and fueling capacity throughout Florida and may potentially serve as the supply blueprint to support our national expansion,” said Mike McConnell, CEO of EzFill.

“The PAGS are fully contained, aboveground fueling systems configured with smart technology retail gas pumps, where consumers initiate and complete their purchase transaction via an app on their smartphone or traditionally as they always have while fueling. The PAGS turnkey solution provides the ability to install a fueling system within three days and at a cost that is 80% lower than a traditional gas station. Additionally, by fitting our system with high-capacity fuel transfer pumps, we feel that the PAGS can be utilized by EzFill as a cost effective and efficient solution to refill mobile fuel delivery vehicles exclusively owned and operated by EzFill. We are very excited to team up with EzFill and bring our proprietary technology to Florida,” said Ethan Henderson, director of operations and regulatory affairs at AMS.

“We are always looking for ways to improve operational efficiency, particularly through truck and driver utilization, and we are confident that a successful trial with AMS will bring the supply and service capabilities of our company to a whole new level,” said Rick Dery, chief commercial officer of EzFill.

In addition to expanding the supply reach for EzFill’s mobile fueling services and providing a way to establish new retail fueling stations, PAGS have the potential to provide an answer to existing stations that need to replace their underground storage tanks (USTs).

According to the latest statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are more than 540,000 USTs nationwide that store petroleum or hazardous substances. The greatest potential threat from a leaking UST is contamination of groundwater, the source of drinking water for nearly half of all Americans.  The Sierra Club reports that there are more than 9,000 new leaks discovered annually, all of which will require a tank replacement and for which the PAGS may be appropriate, the company said.

Based on the letter of intent, the companies expect the PAGS to be manufactured over the next 90 days and deployed shortly thereafter. Upon deploying the PAGS, the companies will begin an evaluation period. The relationship can be terminated at any time during the evaluation period, and the continuance of the relationship following the evaluation period is subject to the companies’ satisfaction with their findings during the evaluation period.

EzFill, based in Miami, aims to disrupt the gas station fueling model by providing consumers and businesses with on-demand fueling services brought directly to their locations.

AMS Energy Technologies, based in Woodmere, N.Y., specializes in PAGS retail fueling products.

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