Electrify America is collaborating with Midwestern retailer Meijer to install charging stations at nine of Meijer’s stores across Illinois and Michigan. The stations will offer a total of 36 ultra-fast public EV chargers.
One station in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is already operational, and by early 2021, the network plans to open sites in: Oswego, Aurora and Evergreen Park in Illinois; and Roseville, Allen Park, Bay City, Cadillac and Gaylord, Michigan.
Electrify America chargers range in power levels from 150 to 350 kW. An EV capable of accepting a 350 kW charge can add about 20 miles of range per minute of charging, according to EA (at the moment, the Porsche Taycan is the only vehicle we know of that can handle 350 kW, but more models capable of ultra-fast charging are expected to appear over the next few years).
“Meijer supercenters are known for being convenient one-stop shops for everything from groceries to apparel,” said Anthony Lambkin, Senior Director of Operations at Electrify America. “By offering charging stations on-site, we are providing another amenity for customers who can charge their EVs with our ultra-fast chargers while they shop.”
“Offering access to electric vehicle charging stations is another way we’re making shopping more convenient for our customers in communities across the Midwest,” said Meijer Senior VP Vik Srinivasan.
Source: Electrify America