FreeWire Deploys Ultrafast EV Charging at C-Stores

The first battery-integrated ultrafast electric vehicle charger has been installed at a California ampm.

August 14, 2020

LODI, Calif.—FreeWire Technologies has deployed its Boost Charger at an ampm fuel and convenience store in Lodi, Calif. FreeWire said its Boost Charger is the first battery-integrated ultrafast electric vehicle (EV) charger deployed in the United States.

By using the integrated battery as a buffer, Boost Charger is able to boost the existing power at the site to deliver the highest power output in the region, while enabling widespread deployment at any commercial location.

FreeWire expects to expand to additional locations this year and throughout 2021.

“Fueling stations and convenience stores have had very few options to provide EV charging until now,” said Arcady Sosinov, CEO of FreeWire Technologies, in a press release. “With Boost Charger, EV drivers can get 100 miles of range in 10 minutes, and businesses can drive more revenue from new visitors to their store—all at a dramatically lower cost.”

As a fueling station along two major highway thoroughfares in California's Central Valley, the ampm site is an ideal placement to offer publicly accessible high-speed charging. “We are always seeking ways to provide new, innovative services for our customers,” said Kevin Kapala, COO at ampm. “Offering ultrafast electric vehicle charging at our ampm stores supports our brand promise of delivering ultimate convenience.”