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TN NEVI Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 01.31.24

PowerUp America Awarded 4 EV Charging Stations in Tennessee, Committed to Job Creation and Considerate Charging Solutions

Johnson City, TN – PowerUp America, a Tennessee charging company, is poised to make a significant impact in Tennessee with the deployment of advanced Level 3 charging stations. These state-of-the-art stations are designed for compatibility with current EV models, offering rapid and high-powered charging options.

Following a competitive selection process that saw 167 applications from 23 distinct entities, PowerUp America has been awarded the opportunity to develop EV charging infrastructure at four strategic locations in Tennessee as part of the Tennessee Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (TEVI) Program by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The awarded sites include:

  • I-40 Exit 329 – Crab Orchard

  • US64 - Hornsby

  • US64 - Waynesboro

  • US64 - Lawrenceburg

These sites are integral to enhancing the accessibility of EV charging across the state. Josh Turner, CEO of PowerUp America, emphasized the company’s commitment to not just providing convenient charging solutions, but also to supporting the local power grid's stability and sustainability.

"Our high-powered Level 3 charging stations are just the beginning of our plan for Tennessee," said Turner. "We're equally focused on ensuring our operations support the state’s power grid responsibly."

PowerUp America intends to integrate clean energy generation technologies into these sites, aiming to harness solar power and other renewable sources to reduce grid dependence and exemplify environmental stewardship

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Moreover, PowerUp America is dedicated to fostering job creation in Tennessee. The company is actively collaborating with local colleges and universities to provide educational and employment opportunities, ensuring the benefits of this funding opportunity extend to all Tennesseans. "Our goal is to use this project not only to advance EV infrastructure but also to contribute to the state’s economic growth and workforce development," Turner added.

"By combining state-of-the-art charging facilities with a commitment to job creation and environmental responsibility, we are setting a new benchmark in EV infrastructure development," Turner concluded. "We are excited to roll out these high-powered charging solutions and look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have across Tennessee."

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