ABB E-mobility delivers Build America- Buy America and NACS-ready EV chargers to first NEVI site in Southeastern US

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ByJim Frazer
Industry Best Practice

The Governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, and the Federal Highway Administrator, Shailen Bhatt, celebrated the groundbreaking of the first NEVI EV charging site in the Southeastern United States, at Circle K in Richmond, Kentucky, along the widely traveled Interstate 75 corridor. The site will be built with ABB E-mobility Terra 184 chargers, which are Build America, Buy America (BABA) compliant, meet the NEVI technical minimum standards, and are "NACS-ready". Each charger can provide up to 180 kW of power to Circle K's customers, allowing them to charge quickly and get back on the road.

As one of the first states to deploy EV fast chargers under the NEVI program, Kentucky and the Federal Highway Administration showed its leadership and commitment to the economic benefits of electric transportation in all parts of the country. ABB E-mobility shares this commitment, providing NEVI compliant T184 fast chargers to partners awarded NEVI funding in over a half dozen states across the United States.

NACS-ready EV chargers

Convenient and reliable charging is the foundation of the e-mobility economy.

ABB E-mobility is the charging partner of choice for convenience and fueling retailers that want to partner with a technology provider they can depend on throughout the lifecycle of their charging infrastructure. This new Circle K fast charging site in Richmond adds to Circle K's increasing global EV charging footprint, which the company expects to reach 200 sites in North America this year and enables the continued expansion of charging infrastructure that will meet the growing demands of EV drivers.

With EV adoption figures continuing to break records in the United States, the NEVI program and convenience store operators are key enablers of the e-mobility economy. In 2023 alone annual EV sales figure reached 1.2 million units representing a 50% increase year over year. ABB E-mobility is excited to be providing NEVI compliant chargers across the United States and collaborating with charging operators, policy makers, and transportation organizations to ensure the benefits of electric transportation reach all Americans.

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