CITGO enters EV space with pilot program in Michigan


CITGO Petroleum Corporation, along with Folk Oil Company, recently launched an electric vehicle (EV) charging pilot program designed to meet the needs of EV drivers in Battle Creek, Mich. CITGO said its location at 15551 11 Mile Road now offers both regular transportation fuel and EV charging stations. The EV chargers include both Charging System (CCS) and the North American Charging Standard (NACS) plugs.

“As a marketer, we need to provide offerings that meet all types of transportation needs for our consumers,” Jim Linton, president of Folk Oil Company, said. “We appreciate how CITGO is approaching the EV space in a way that ensures its Marketers’ success. Working together we were able to pinpoint the best location to launch this program.”

CITGO said it devised an internal model to assess the viability of EV sites and collaborated with national electrical company AGI for implementation. It will work with stores throughout the entire process, even facilitating access to available grants via the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program, the Inflation Reduction Act and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Utilities.

“In addition to our turnkey solutions, we offer an extensive range of EV charger brands, giving CITGO Marketers the flexibility to choose the best solution for their site,” Brad Hinkley, vice president of business development for AGI’s ELM Division, said. “With so many moving parts in the EV space, we’re here to provide a streamlined program that covers everything from charger selection to post-installation maintenance.”


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