Convenience-store chains in Pennsylvania are expected to benefit from a $33.8 million round of federal funds for new electric-vehicle charging stations near interstate highways, according to Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation.
PennDOT selected 54 electric-vehicle charging projects involving 216 charging ports in its first conditional round of funding from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program, the agency said Aug. 14. The amounts range from $163,838 for a charging station at a Sheetz location in Harrisburg to $1.2 million for an Applegreen Electric PA charging station at the Emlenton Truck Plaza. The companies involved will pay 20% of the cost, while the government funds will cover 80%.
PennDOT allocated more than $6 million for EV charging stations at 12 Sheetz locations and about $4 million for charging stations at nine Wawa locations. Other convenience retailers selected for multiple installations include Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Pilot/Flying J and TravelCenters of America. Tesla Inc. also received about $2 million for multiple charging-stall installations at convenience stores. Each charging station will include four charging ports, according to the Austin, Texas-based company.
“Pennsylvania is taking a critical step forward as states across our nation begin deploying EV chargers for the communities they serve and we are proud partner with them in this shared project,” said Andrew Rogers, a deputy administrator with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
PennDOT evaluated projects for the amenities and services they provide to improve customer experiences. The agency received about 270 funding submissions requesting $165.4 million for the first round of conditional investments involving NEVI funds. States can use federal NEVI funds to build out Alternative Fuel Corridors with no more than 50 miles between charging stations and less than 1 mile from an interstate exit.
“Our team worked diligently to meet federal NEVI requirements while also spreading opportunities among various companies and communities,” said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll.
PennDOT is expected to receive and distribute $171.5 million over five years for electric-vehicle charging infrastructure, the news release said.
Among the c-store chains named to conditionally receive NEVI funds include:
Love’s Travel Stops
- Love’s Travel Stop in Brookville, off I-80, Exit 81, $577,330
- Love’s Travel Stop in Slippery Rock off I-79, Exit 105, $634,756
- Love’s Travel Stop in Mifflinville off I-80, Exit 242, $676,935
- Love’s Travel Stop in Jonestown, off I-81, Exit 90, $689,324
Onvo Travel Plazas
- Raceway Management Co. at Onvo Travel Place in Blakeslee, off I-80, Exit 284, $841,547
- Raceway Management Co. at Onvo Travel Place in Mount Cobb, off I-84, Exit B, $652,055
- Raceway Management Co. at Onvo Travel Place in Pottsville, off I-81, Exit 119, $899,595
- Pilot Flying J Travel Center in New Milford, off I-81, Exit 219, $852,379
- Pilot Flying J Travel Center in Mill Hall off I-80, Exit 173, $812,990
- Pilot Travel Center in Pittston, off I-81/476, Exit 155, $610,393
- Sheetz in Sewickey off I-79, Exit 68, $684,088
- Electrify America at Sheetz in Bethel off I-78, Exit 13, $741,290
- Sheetz in Altoona, off I-99, Exit 32, $691,197
- Francis Energy at Sheetz in Carlisle, off I-81, Exit 44, $738,937
- Electrify America at Sheetz in Harrisburg, off I-83, Exit 45, $775,804
- Sheetz in Harrisburg, off I-81, Exit 77, $163,838
- Tesla at Sheetz in New Castle, off I-376, Exit 13, $220,898
- Tesla at Sheetz in New Stanton, off I-70, Exit 57, $281,856
- Sheetz in York, off I-83, Exit 21 A-B, $654,081
- Sheetz in Washington, off I-79, Exit 41, $639,659
- Tesla at Sheetz in Waynesburg, off I-79, Exit 14, $259,293
- Tesla at Sheetz in Clarks Summit, off I-476, Exit 132, $204,232
TravelCenters of America
- TravelCenters of America in Greencastle, off I-81, Exit 5, $1.1 million
- TravelCenters of America in Erie, off I-90, Exit 35, $1.1 million
- TravelCenters of America in Harrisville, off I-80, Exit 29, $1.1 million
- TravelCenters of America in Milesburg, off I-80, Exit 158, $1.1 million
- Wawa in Allentown, off I-78, Exit 49 A-B, $727,420
- Wawa in Bristol, off I-95, Exit 42, $708,221
- Wawa in Horsham, off I-276, Exit 343, $733,025
- Wawa in Philadelphia, off I-95, Exit 27, $731,796
- Tesla at Wawa in Clarks Summit, off I-476, Exit 132, $204,232
- Tesla at Wawa in Lansdale, off I-476, Exit 31, $211,165
- Tesla at Wawa in Scranton, off I-81, Exit 184, $204,232
- Tesla at Wawa in Summerdale, off I-81, Exit 65A, $256,626
- Tesla at Wawa in Woodlyn, off I-476, Exit 1, $211,165
- Alnajukchahat Store at Al’s Quick Stop in Drums, I-80, Exit 262, $1 million
- American Truck Plazas at Exxon in Milton, off I-80, Exit 215, $965,997
- BP Products North America at Coen Markets in Donegal, off I-76, Exit 91, 607,822
- Tesla at GetGo, a c-store chain owned by Giant Eagle, in Monroeville, of I-376, Exit 84 A-B, $231,786
- Tesla at Giant Eagle in Meadville, off I-79, Exit 147 A-B, $211,165
- Blink Network at Kwik Fill in Kylertown off I-80, Exit 173, $529,988
- Liberty Truck Center at Onvo Travel Place in Mountain Top, off I-81, Exit 155, $661,019
- Mirabito Convenience Stores in Hawley, off I-84, Exit 34, $830.400
- Tesla at Royal Farms in Aston, off I-95, Exit 2, $253,826
- Turkey Hill Minit Market in Allentown off I-78, Exit 57, $798,869
- 6406 Truck Plaza in Emlenton, off I-80, Exit 42, $456,318
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