Duck Thru Partners with FreeWire to Launch First EV Charging Station


February 1, 2024

AHOSKIE, NC – Jernigan Oil Company, Inc., parent company of Duck Thru Food Stores, is excited to announce the deployment of its first EV Charger at Duck Thru 54 located at 775 US 64 E. in Columbia, NC 27925. FreeWire Technologies’ Boost Charger 200 was the unit of choice at this location. The installation of the Boost Charger 200 allows Duck Thru to offer alternate fueling options at this location to meet the needs of EV customers traveling through Eastern North Carolina. While this is the first EV Charger that has been installed, Duck Thru plans to continue providing these services to their customers in Eastern North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

In North Carolina, EV adoption is increasing rapidly. In January of 2023, the state reported 56,548 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles — up 48.6% from 38,064 January 2022. Jernigan Oil is working to address this demand with the installation of its newest ultrafast EV charger. The FreeWire Boost Charger 200 is an ultrafast charger that has an integrated lithium-ion battery pack with 160 kWh of total energy storage capacity and a Battery Management System (BMS). The charger has a maximum output of 200kWs, delivering approximately 200 miles in 15 minutes without putting additional strain on the community’s electric grid.

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