Meijer, EVgo Partner to Install Charging Stations at Stores
LOS ANGELES – EVgo, the fast-charging network for electric vehicles, has partnered with Meijer to install charging stations at the retailer’s stores throughout the Midwest.
EVgo’s footprint currently includes more than 800 charging stations for electric vehicles with 220,000 customers. Last summer, the company announced a partnership with General Motors to install 2,700 chargers across the country by 2025.
Meijer, the Michigan-based retailer that’s preparing to open its newest site in Boardman in May, has had electric vehicle charging stations at select stores since 2010.
“Meijer and EVgo share an unwavering commitment to customer convenience and sustainability,” said EVgo CEO Cathy Zoi in a statement. “Enabling drivers to fast charge while they shop is what EVgo does, and it makes it easy for Americans to make EVs a part of their everyday lifestyle. An EVgo station attracts new and repeat customers looking to fast charge their vehicles up to 80% in 15 to 30 minutes. This new partnership between EVgo and Meijer is a huge win for drivers and our two companies.”
The announcement did not say which Meijer stores would be getting charging stations. Locally, Meijer also has plans for stores in Austintown and Howland.
“Meijer is excited to partner with EVgo to bring EV charging stations to more of the communities we serve. Enabling the adoption of electric vehicles is a vital part of decarbonizing passenger vehicle transportation, and Meijer can play a role in enabling that transition,” said Erik Petrovskis, Meijer’s director of environmental compliance and sustainability.
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