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Richard Trebtoske

Pump and Meter Service has been selling and installing pumps, tanks, and other supplies to gas stations since the 1930s. While they have a long history selling petroleum products, they recognize the EV revolution has begun, and that’s why they hired Richard Trebtoske. Richard sells EV infrastructure to convenience stories, truck stops, and other businesses who want to install charging stations. Pump and Meter supplies and installs Level 2 and Level 3 DC Fast Chargers that are the highest quality on the market, and they cover almost the entire Midwest region.

There is a lot that consumers still don’t understand about EVs – like how cost effective they are, or when is the best time to charge your vehicle – and that’s why Richard’s job is so important. He goes on the road to speak to potential customers. Sometimes that means visiting their storefronts and other times that means hosting a booth at the Minnesota State Fair to talk to members of the public.

Federal policies like the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program which passed as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provide funding opportunities for businesses to help cover the cost of installing charging infrastructure. Once that money is available, part of Richard’s job will be to help his customers bid on the available funds.

According to Richard, it will take a team effort to build out the Midwest’s EV charging landscape: construction workers, electricians, and engineers will all play a vital role in shaping the future.

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