Convenience store chain 7-Eleven,Inc. announced it intends to install a new EV fast-charging network at select stores in the U.S. and soon to Canada.
The announcement isn’t clear whether the launch of the 7Charge program will include Oklahoma stores. The company already delivers fast-charging services to customers in several locations in Florida, Texas, Colorado and California.
7-Eleven said the new network will be one of the largest and most compatible TV efforts of its kind of any retailer in North America.
The 7Charge network will offer EV drivers 7-Eleven’s trademark convenience and accessibility. 7Charge sites allow customers to charge any EV make and model compatible with common CHAdeMO or Combined Charging System (CCS) plug types*, and the 7Charge app offers a new level of convenience and coordination to customers looking for a seamless charging and payment experience.
“For over 95 years, 7-Eleven has innovated to meet our customers’ needs – delivering convenience where, when and how they want it,” said Joe DePinto, President and Chief Executive Officer at 7-Eleven. “Now, we are innovating once again to meet our customers’ where they are by expanding our business to provide EV drivers convenience of the future…today.”
The 7Charge network will deliver on the growing consumer need for EV charging infrastructure. By expanding the 7Charge network, while continuing to utilize third-party fast-charging network options, 7-Eleven will have the ability to grow its network to match consumer demand and make EV charging available to neighborhoods that have, until now, lacked access.
Once the network’s expansion is complete, 7-Eleven will have one of the largest and most compatible fast-charging networks of any retailer in North America serving communities and customers at charging stations across its entire family of brands including Speedway® and Stripes® stores.
Source: Press release