A retail pioneer in providing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its stores is adding new stalls across the U.S., and gaining a new promotional tool in the process.
Walgreens, which helped launch the nation’s first privately funded and comprehensive electric vehicle charging network with an initial station in a Dallas store in 2011, is expanding an existing partnership with EV charging network provider Volta. The drugstore giant will install 1,000 DC (direct current) fast charging stalls from Volta at over 500 Walgreens locations throughout the U.S.
Volta began working with Walgreens in 2019, and currently has stations across 49 of its stores. The company also partners with many other retailers, including a recent collaboration launched with Northeast grocer (and Ahold Delhaize USA banner) Stop & Shop in July 2021.Chain Store Age