2016 Convenience Store Chain of the Year - QuickChek, has begun to add Tesla Superchargers at its site in Ulster, New York. If successful, QuickChek will likely add more Superchargers at optimal locations throughout it service area.
QuickChek CEO Dean Durling stated:
“We are pleased to provide Tesla owners traveling along the Thruway with the opportunity to enjoy a great cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and the chance to pick up market items while their vehicle charges. Having Tesla Supercharger stations on site enables us to continue our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers in the area.”
Superchargers are powerful enough that a typical 10-minute stop at a convenience store will actually add some useable range to the car. Furthermore, the Superchargers will liekly extend the stay of Tesla owners who frequent the QuickChek store. Even more importantly, QuickCheck and the on-site Superchargers are open 24/7.
This particualr QuickChek location was chosen to host Tesla Superchargers due to its location (just off exit 19 on the New York Thruway) and the fact that it's one of the most full-service QuickCheck sites, with grocery items, an in-store bakery, a full coffer shop called Q Cafe and more.
The idea of adding Superchargers at convenience stores seems sound, so let's hope it catches on and becomes more and more common in the future.