Electrify America To Install Fast Chargers At 100-Plus Walmart Locations
Walmart will be one of the key partners in Electrify America’s charging infrastructure project of more than 2,000 DC fast chargers.
According to the press release, Electrify America will install fast charging stations at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019.
It will be more than one-fifth of all 484 Electrify America’s fast charging stations planned in the first phase.
Hundreds of DC fast charging stalls will make Walmart one of the biggest charging infrastructure hosts in the country.
Some of the stations are to be 350 kW chargers, but most of the metro locations will get 50 kW to 150 kW chargers and an additional AC L2 for plug-in hybrids and BEVs without DC charging inlet.
“The announcement is expected to make Walmart one of the leading electric vehicle charging station hosts in the U.S. retail sector. Through Electrify America’s focus on both future and present-day electric vehicles, Walmart customers will be able to access ultra-fast charging systems with the latest charging technology available.”
Mark McNabb, President and CEO of Electrify America said:
“The expansion of Walmart’s electric vehicle charging facilities with our ultra-fast charging systems will provide consumers with a quick and convenient way to charge their vehicles in the time it takes to make their Walmart purchases. EV owners need a convenient, reliable and fast turnaround in recharging their vehicles. Walmart is the perfect partner for Electrify America to bring electric charging services to EV owners who value their time.”
Mark Vanderhelm, Vice President of Energy for Walmart, Inc. said:
“Along with providing our customers with an enhanced shopping experience through added convenience, this initiative also allows us to contribute to the expansion of our nation’s EV charging station infrastructure. Providing this service is the right thing to do for our customers, our business, and the environment.”