More than just coffee and snacks for you, 7-11 will bring something for your EV.
Owning an electric car or electrical vehicle (EV) is now becoming one of the top options beside the typical car. With this, it is still a struggle for owners to have reliable places where they can charge their cars. But good news, 7-11 got your back!
According to CNET, this worldwide convenience store chain will be putting 500 EV chargers all over their stores by the end of 2022. That is at 25- stores in the US and Canada areas.
What is EV?
As initially reported by TechVisibility, EVs may possibly dominate the car market soon. Car companies are slowly transitioning to producing electric vehicles. This is an excellent way for companies to help lessen their contribution to the environmental issues the world experiences.
EVs, as the name suggests, are vehicles fueled not by gasoline or diesel but through electricity. They store electricity in rechargeable batteries and power the electric motor and make the wheels work. Other vehicles also have something to offer in this field like electric scooters, and others.
EVGo and Electrify America
Prior to the decision of 7-11 to bring their services to EV owners, there are a few companies that are already doing that. The automaker and charging station operator are one of the few companies giving way to EVs to hit roads. Last July 2020, they started to build over 2700 new fast charging plugs across the country.
They planned on targeting cities, which definitely has the biggest population of EV users. But also, they plan to build charging stations in suburban areas in order to expand the numbers even though they probably have no idea what EVs are.
Another company that offers the same service is Electrify America. As indicated in their site, “Electrify America’s goal is to promote greater Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) adoption by offering an ultrafast and convenient charging network. This will fuel today’s EVs, as well as the rapid growth in EV models expected from many car companies between now and the early 2020s.”
And with the addition of 7-11 chains to serve EV users, the fear of owning an electric car will definitely be alleviated. According to reports, the convenience chain will be using DC-fast chargers brought by ChargePoint, one of the companies trying to develop large-scale charging infrastructures in major EV markets. They are known for super fact charging machines, therefore, customers may expect anything from 60 kilowatts to 125 kilowatts.
Why The Additional Service?
One of the reasons why car companies are slowly turning into electric cars would be for environmental purposes. And 7-11 has the same sentiments. According to their site, 7-Eleven, Inc. aims to reduce the company’s impact on the environment. This is with certain action like collaboration with other organizations to help achieve their goals of promoting energy conservation and reducing carbon footprint.
It is definitely something that other companies must take into consideration and should take actions. This way, we achieve sustainability and conserve our energy more without compromising services and products to their customers. Let’s wait for further updates of these EV chargers in the weeks to come.