CITGO and Michigan partner initiate EV charging test run
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CITGO and Michigan partner initiate EV charging test run

CITGO Petroleum announced on February 19th its first electric vehicle charging facility at a Michigan gas station, collaborating with longtime area marketer Folk Oil Company to meet evolving driver needs.

The Battle Creek CITGO location now features chargers with both standard North American and global outlet plugs. Folk Oil President Jim Linton said the pilot suits their commitment to convenience across transportation fuels.

CITGO devised an internal viability assessment model for site selection and tapped national electrical company AGI for project implementation. AGI helps handle grants and manages the full process so owners like Folk fully own the installed chargers.

The streamlined initiative differs by enabling upfront assistance still ensuring retailer ownership, CITGO’s Kevin Kinney explained. It exemplifies creative solutions for advancing clean transportation without leaving valuable partners behind.

AGI’s Brad Hinkley added that their turnkey offerings, flexible equipment sourcing and post-launch maintenance support simplify execution for retailers exploring the EV ecosystem’s next chapter.


Headquartered in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., CITGO Petroleum operates three complex oil refineries and associated infrastructure across the United States. Wholly owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., it markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products.