7-Eleven has officially launched its own EV charging network in North America, 7Charge.
The convenience store giant was one of the first stores of its kind to embrace EV charging back in June 2021 when it announced 500 DC fast-charging stations at 7-Eleven stores across Canada and the US.
However, this latest announcement will allow the company to run its network with a dedicated app for 7-Eleven customers.
The company is starting the service at select locations in Florida, Texas, Colorado and California. The plan is to extend to other sites in the United States before coming to Canada.
Joe DePinto, President and CEO at 7-Eleven, had this to say about the announcement:
For over 95 years, 7-Eleven has innovated to meet our customers’ needs – delivering convenience where, when and how they want it. 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.
Customers interested in using 7Charge can download the 7Charge app via the Apple App Store or Google Play.
The company plans to expand the network to its Speedway and Stripes stores in due course.
The company did not confirm when the other locations in the US would come online, nor did they confirm a date for when the service would be expanded to Canada.