The ceremony took place at Circle K in Richmond, Kentucky, along the widely travelled 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.

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.

With EV adoption figures continuing to break records in the United States, the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program and convenience store operators are key enablers of the e-mobility economy.

"At Circle K, we are committed to providing a full range of mobility solutions that fuel our customers' journeys, no matter how they power their vehicles, which is why we are bringing EV fast charging to key sites across our US network where we can meet growing demand," said Aaron Smorodin, head of business development for Circle K. "We are pleased to partner once again with ABB E-mobili and to be a part of this milestone development supported by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the NEVI program, and look forward to being a preferred destination for EV drivers along the I-75 corridor."

The T184 charger is designed with key standards and certifications in mind, including the NEVI minimum standards. Other features include Energy Star certification, NTEP and CTEP certified metering, ADA readiness, ISO 15118 implementations, OCPP conformance, and J3400 readiness.