Photo courtesy of EVgo
LOS ANGELES— Wawa Inc., through public fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) network EVgo Inc., opened the first live EVgo station at a Wawa convenience store in Philadelphia.
The new charging station supplies four charging stations via two 100 kW fast chargers and one 350 kWh fast charger, capable of simultaneous charging. The launch of this new station marks EVgo’s sixth charging station at a Wawa location.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new refueling site on March 9 and brought together a list of local officials, including Vincent Cipollone, fuel retail manager for Wawa; Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell; Christine Knapp, director of the Office of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia; and Ted Brooks, vice president of investor relations at EVgo.
“Our partnership with EVgo ensures that Wawa stores are able to provide convenient electric vehicle charging services as well as other conveniences that drivers are looking for,” Cipollone said. “Our store on Aramingo Avenue provides EV charging services in Philadelphia and is part of our current network of 80 stores hosting EV charging, which builds on our mission to provide conveniences designed to meet the needs of our customers. and to reinforce our commitment to sustainability through our partnership with EVgo.
EVgo customers charging and shopping in Wawa have the added option of walking into the store for food, snacks, drinks and coffee or taking advantage of Wawa’s curbside delivery via Wawa app.
“Many convenience stores are strategically located along high-traffic areas, and EVgo and Wawa are perfectly compatible, as a priority destination for customers looking for quick access to food and fuel,” said Cathy. Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “Effectively transitioning to electric vehicles requires infrastructure, and our work with Wawa allows us to provide ideal locations for customers, especially in the dense urban area of Philadelphia, where many electric vehicle drivers may not have access. to home chargers. We look forward to bringing more sites online with Wawa.
Built in conjunction with General Motors and funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Driving PA Forward initiative, this new station will provide a convenient and reliable EV charging experience close to where drivers live, work and play.
EVgo and Wawa have two additional charging sites currently under construction – one in Pennsylvania and another in Maryland – which should be operational in the coming months. Today, EVgo’s public fast-charging network in Pennsylvania includes 40 charging stations, 32 DC fast chargers and 7 L2 chargers.
With more than 800 fast-charging locations, the EVgo-owned and operated charging network serves more than 68 metropolitan areas in 35 states and more than 310,000 customer accounts. Founded in 2010, EVgo partners with car manufacturers; fleet and ride-sharing operators; retail hosts such as hotels, shopping malls, gas stations and parking lot operators; and other stakeholders to deploy advanced charging technology to extend network availability. He works closely with business leaders and government leaders to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.
- wawa is No. 9 to CSP 2022 Top 40 Update in the 2021 ranking of the Top 202 American convenience store chains by number of stores. Watch for the full Top 202 2022 ranking in the June issue of CSP magazine.
Wawa, based in Wawa, Pennsylvania, has more than 900 convenience stores, including about 700 in the Mid-Atlantic region of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and more than 200 in Florida. .
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