Auto fuel retailer Phillips 66 debuts EV Fast Chargers at Houston station

Oct. 18, 2022
Phillips 66 will leverage its network of Conoco, Phillips 66 and 76 branded U.S. sites to deploy EV chargers. Combined, the company's network includes more than 7,000 stations

Oil and gas refiner, pipeline and retail firm Phillips 66 is installing FreeWire ultrafast electric-vehicle chargers at its flagship fuel station, situated near its headquarters in Houston.

“The installation of the first FreeWire EV chargers at our Phillips 66 flagship fuel station represents an important step in our EV charging journey as well as our commitment to pursue lower-carbon solutions,” said Rod Palmer, Vice President of U.S. Marketing at Phillips 66. “FreeWire’s charger offers consumers the fast-charging experience they’re looking for, and Phillips 66’s branded network of fueling locations places the chargers at existing, strategically located sites.”

The installation marks the debut of ultrafast EV charging in the city at a convenience fueling station and also reflects the firm’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. Phillips 66 will leverage its network of Conoco, Phillips 66 and 76 branded U.S. sites to deploy EV chargers. Combined, the company's network includes more than 7,000 stations.

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FreeWire’s Boost Charger connects to existing infrastructure and does not entail construction costs and permitting restraints. The battery charges during off-peak hours when electricity is cheaper. It reduces operational costs for the site and provides the required capacity for rapid charging.

“We are excited to mark this milestone with Phillips 66 and to make our fast-charging solution available to more EV drivers,” said Arcady Sosinov, FreeWire Founder and CEO. “As charging demand continues to surge, our battery-integrated chargers offer the streamlined, shovel-ready solution that many entering the EV charging space are looking for.”

Phillips 66 will leverage its network of approximately 7,000 Phillips 66®, Conoco® and 76® branded U.S. sites and other strategic locations

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