Published on June 7th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley0
Walmart & Electrify America Complete 120 EV Charger Installations, With More Planned
June 7th, 2019 by Steve Hanley
Electrify America and Walmart have completed the installation of public fast chargers at 120 stores across America with more installations planned. The Electrify America chargers at Walmart stores feature 150 kW and 350 kW DC fast chargers that can add up to 20 miles of range per minute.
“This milestone marks an important moment in the expansion of our charging station network,” said Brendan Jones, chief operating officer at Electrify America. “We look forward to continuing our work with Walmart to make electric vehicle charging faster and more convenient for consumers across the country, and in turn, encourage more adoption of zero emission vehicles.”
Electrify America’s continued collaboration with Walmart is expected to make it one of the largest retail hosts of electric vehicle charging stations across the United States and reinforces Walmart’s broader mission — together with its key partners — to spark collective action to drive environmental sustainability and provide customers access to sustainable options.
“Along with providing our customers with an enhanced shopping experience through added convenience, this initiative also allows us to contribute to the expansion and accessibility of our nation’s EV charging station infrastructure,” says Mark Vanderhelm, vice president of energy at Walmart. “Many of our Walmart associates and customers are EV drivers, so providing access to these stations is the right thing to do for our customers, our business, and the environment.”
The collaboration with Walmart is part of Electrify America’s strategy to promote zero emission vehicles by offering an ultra-fast and convenient charging network. The first 120 Walmart sites with Electrify America chargers are located in 34 states with most of them located at Walmart stores adjacent to major highways.
Many of those locations are on the east and west coasts or in major urban areas. Future Electrify America charging stations will be located at Walmart stores in urban areas such as Washington, DC and 46 states. Walmart was an early adopter of EV technology and began providing EV chargers at some of its stores 10 years ago.
Electrify America chooses its charging locations so they will be convenient to retail, dining, and parking facilities. Walmart is a key partner in meeting those objectives.
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