SEATTLE—Booster Fuels has expanded to partnering with Safeway to provide its mobile gas service to customers in the grocery chain’s parking lots in Seattle, AdMet reports. The service company usually works with employers to fill up employee vehicles in nonpublic company parking lots or refuel company fleet vehicles.
Recently, Washington state regulators made it easier for companies like Booster Fuels to provide cellular fueling. Booster Fuels brings in one of its tanks to one of three Seattle-area Safeway car parking zones. Customers pay for a fill-up via their smartphone and the Booster Fuels app. A Booster worker then pumps the gas. Currently, Booster Fuels and Safeway say there are no plans to expand beyond the three locations.
Booster prices its fuel based on the average per-gallon cost from the three nearest gas stations. The company now has a presence in eight markets with more than 300 business clients and more than 200 employees. Earlier this year, Booster announced a new on-demand EV charging option to its portfolio.
Other companies have jumped on the fuel-directly-to-consumer bandwagon, including options for EVs. For example, SparkCharge sees convenience stores as essential partners in both mobile charging and charging hubs, especially for its BoostEV app and Roadie portable chargers.
Don’t forget to register to attend the 2021 NACS Show October 5-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago and take advantage of the education sessions on fuel retailing, including the sessions EV 101: What is EV/EV Charging and Why It's Important; Inspect, Detect, Correct & Maintain: How to Maximize Fuel Equipment Uptime; and Disappearing Gallons: Cause & Effect on October 5; EV 201: How Do I Do EV? on October 6 and EV 301: The Economics of EV Charging and Trends in Biofuels and a Bridge to the Future on October 7.