Love’s Travel Stops Receives $4.8 Million to Build EV Chargers
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Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores was awarded $4.8 million in federal funding to build electric vehicle charging stations at eight locations, the company announced Sept. 13.
The Federal Highway Administration funds came as part of its National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program, which aims to build an EV charging infrastructure network in Pennsylvania and Colorado. Love’s was selected along with Trillium Energy Solutions to be part of the investment.
“As the nation begins widescale adoption of EVs, two important factors for successful planning include on-site support and available footprint to build out additional charging infrastructure,” said Kim Okafor, general manager of zero emission for Trillium. “With more than 640 locations nationwide, Love’s Travel Stops are in a prime position to support transportation departments in rolling out NEVI projects state by state.”
The NEVI program was established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide $5 billion over five years for states to deploy direct current EV chargers along highway corridors. The program ultimately aims at creating a national system of EV chargers. Trillium designs, builds and maintains clean-fueling stations.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation awarded some of the funds to install EV chargers at locations in Slippery Rock, Mifflinville, Brookville and Jonestown for a combined total of $2.6 million in funding. The Colorado Energy Office and Colorado Department of Transportation are investing $2.2 million in funding to build EV chargers at existing stations in Buena Vista, Eads, Parachute and Hudson.
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