A New Way to Charge

ZOOZ Power partnered with Arko to debut a new type of electric vehicle charging in the United States.

September 19, 2023

Arko Corporation, parent company of convenience retailer GPM Investments, implemented a new fast charging station for electric vehicles, using technology from Israeli e-mobility firm ZOOZ Power as part of a joint pilot.

Created by ZOOZ Power, the ZOOZTER-100 uses flywheel-based kinetic energy storage that is environmentally friendly and built to last. It enables high-speed charging in locations where the grid is power-constrained.

The charging station is located at a Scotchman gas station and convenience store, operated by a subsidiary of Arko, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On September 7, ZOOZ Power and partners successfully completed the Site Acceptance Tests (SAT), and a run-in period began. Throughout this period, the charging station will operate commercially and will allow fast charging services to owners of electric vehicles visiting the site, while the company and its partners will monitor the site, ensuring proper operation of the charging station.

ZOOZ Power CEO, Boaz Weizer, commented, “I would like to congratulate the wonderful ZOOZ team and to thank our partners at ARKO Corp., one of the largest U.S. convenience store operators, and ABM, who worked with us over the last year to achieve this milestone.”

The Israeli company also announced a pilot installation at New York’s LaGuardia Airport as well as with the New York Power Authority and a “large rental car agency.”

Additionally, the company intends to use Arko’s Scotchman site in South Carolina to provide demonstrations on the ZOOZTER-100.