7-Eleven is beginning an installation project with a goal of building at least 500 Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) ports at 250 select U.S. and Canada stores by the end of 2022, the company announced.
Owned and operated by 7-Eleven, the new DCFC ports will increase charging options for EV drivers by adding to the company’s existing 22 charging stations located at 14 stores in four states. Once this expansion is complete, the company will have one of the largest and most compatible fast-charging systems of any retailer in the U.S., the company said.
“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.”
Additional details regarding 7-Eleven’s ESG strategy will be announced later this year.