You will soon be able to charge your electric vehicle (EV) on your next visit to a 7-Eleven.
The iconic convenience store chain announced this morning plans to install 500 DC fast chargers at 250 stores across Canada and the US by the end of 2022. Currently the company only has 22 charging stations at just 14 stores in four states in the US.
“7-Eleven has always been a leader in new ideas and technology to better serve the needs of our customers,” said 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto. “Adding 500 charging ports at 250 7-Eleven stores will make EV charging more convenient and help accelerate broader adoption of EVs and alternative fuels. We are committed to the communities we serve and to working toward a more sustainable future.”
In an effort to increase its renewable energy solution for its stores, the EV charging stations are not the only ‘green’ initiative 7-Eleven is undertaking.
“The company is purchasing 100% wind energy for 800+ Texas stores and 300+ Illinois stores. Additional renewable energy purchases include 150 stores using hydropower in Virginia, as well as 300 Florida stores powered by solar energy.”
In 2016 7-Eleven committed to reduce its CO2 emissions from its stores by 20% by 2027, and by 50% by the year 2030 as a company as a whole. The 20% reduction was met in 2019, eight years ahead of schedule.