Stop & Shop has partnered with Volta Industries Inc. to install five electric vehicle charging stations at its stores across the Northeast. These stations will allow customers with electric vehicles to charge their cars at no cost at participating stores.
Stop & Shop is among the first in the Northeast to partner with Volta Charging, an electric vehicle charging network. Currently, Volta charging stations can be found outside Stop & Shop stores located in East Brunswick, New Jersey; Walpole, Massachusetts; Morris Plains, New Jersey; Willimantic, Connecticut; and Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Stop & Shop is expected to launch 50 additional Volta charging stations across its five states in the Northeast by the end of 2021.
At every launched store, customers will be able to access two electric vehicle charging stations, featuring Volta Charging’s signature high-resolution, two-sided, large eye-catching digital displays. Customers with electric vehicles can park in the designated spaces and charge while they shop. On average, a Volta charging station can deliver up to 30 miles of range per hour.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Volta Charging and offer our customers the benefit of electric vehicle charging at no cost,” said Gordon Reid, president of Stop & Shop. “Providing this convenience allows us to do more than make things easier for our customers; it allows us to also make things better for the environment.”
“We’re proud to expand our partnership with Stop & Shop to provide greater access to open, reliable and convenient charging infrastructure as we see the shift in electric mobility,” said Scott Mercer, founder and CEO of Volta Charging. “Volta Charging’s mission is to offer reliable fueling solutions for drivers at the places they visit daily. Working with Stop & Shop allows us to do just that, and help drivers fuel where they already go.”
Working with Volta Charging is one of many ways Stop & Shop demonstrates its commitment to cleaner transportation and energy. Through Stop & Shop’s Restore program, customers can help offset greenhouse gases just by filling up. Every time a vehicle tank is filled at a Stop & Shop Fuel station, Restore plants a tree to offset emissions. Since the start of the Restore program, more than 130,000 metric tons of carbon and over 255 million gallons of fuel have been offset, and more than 59,200 new trees have been planted.
To learn more about Stop & Shop’s sustainable retail practices, visit stopandshop.com.