The American distribution group 7-Eleven has announced the construction of its own fast charging network in the United States and Canada under the new 7Charge brand. It is expected to become “one of the largest and most compatible EV fast charging networks of any retailer in North America.”
According to the announcement, 7-Eleven uses a combination of CCS and CHAdeMO chargers. Although 7-Eleven does not give specific numbers on the number of stations planned and the number of charging points per station in the current letter, it did in a 2021 announcement. as reported There is talk of at least 500 DC charging stations at 250 locations by the end of 2022. In fact, fast chargers have been installed at various locations in Florida, Texas, Colorado and California. 7-Eleven does not reveal exactly how much.
The announcement only states that 7-Eleven will have “one of the largest and most compatible fast-charging networks of any retailer in North America” once the expansion is complete. 7Charge charging stations should be installed not only at 7-Eleven branches, but also at Speedway and Stripes brand locations. The company wants to “meet consumer demand and make electric vehicle charging accessible to neighborhoods that previously did not have access to it.” The brand new 7Charge currently presented also includes an application to access the charging network.
“For more than 95 years, 7-Eleven has been innovating to meet the needs of our customers – delivering convenience where, when and how they want it,” said Joe DePinto, president and CEO of 7-Eleven. “Now we’re innovating again to meet our customers where they are, expanding our business to bring the convenience of the future to electric vehicle drivers…today.”
Fast-food franchise chain Subway also recently announced the construction of “charging oases” for electric cars in the United States.
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