Fuels

Georgia Shell Station Awarded 4 EV Charging Stations From NEVI Funding

Ports will be built by EnviroSpark
Shell station
CSP Staff

A Shell station in Metter, Georgia, will soon be home to four new DCFC electric-vehicle chargers from EnviroSpark, which is building them using National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding awarded by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

  • Shell is No. 45 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by total number of company-owned retail outlets.

EnviroSpark, which won two of the five open Phase 1 eligible sites, was the only company selected to build more than one location in the first round of funding of Georgia’s NEVI deployment.

In addition to Houston-based Shell, EnviroSpark, will also build four chargers at a Tifton, Georgia, Waffle House. Atlanta-based EnviroSpark will begin construction and installation of the eight NEVI-compliant DC fast chargers later this year.

"Collaborating with Waffle House, the Metter Shell station and GDOT exemplifies all parties’ shared commitment to driving innovation and sustainability in ways that benefit drivers and communities,” said Stephanie Luque, co-founder of EnviroSpark, who also leads the company’s federal initiatives. “NEVI-funded projects like these represent huge steps toward reducing drivers’ range anxiety and moving us closer to mass EV adoption.”

Georgia is among the top 10 states for EV sales, and three of the top five largest investments in the EV supply chain are in Georgia, according to GDOT.

Georgia has approximately 1,193 publicly available EV charging stations, but only 14 stations have DCFC ports that meet both the distance and power requirements under federal rules (minimum of four 150 kilowatt ports and located within one mile of an Alternative Fuel Corridor).

“The Georgia NEVI Deployment Program outlines the state's approach to using our federal funding to address EV infrastructure gaps in our state’s Alternative Fuel Corridors,” said Andrew Heath, deputy chief engineer at GDOT. “In order for us to be successful, we are turning to the private sector to deliver this innovative infrastructure at strategic locations across our state through public-private partnerships.”

The Georgia NEVI Deployment Program is funded by the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The program provides nearly $5 billion nationally over five years, which started in the fall 2022. Georgia’s allotment from the formula program is approximately $135 million to develop its portion of the national network.

Shell serves about 8 million customers per day with a brand presence at approximately 12,000 fueling stations across 49 states. Globally, Shell serves around 32 million customers per day at its mobility sites, who visit for quality fuels, EV charging and convenience-store and non-fuel products and services.

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