Cincinnati, Ohio-based The Kroger Co. has announced customers will have increased access to electric vehicle charging stations, underscoring its commitment to helping customers make sustainable choices.
The grocer tested and phased in charger installations by collaborating with Blink, Electrify America, EVgo, Tesla and Volta to bring hundreds of charging stations to stores across the U.S.
“Increasing our customers’ access to EV charging stations at convenient Kroger locations supports our collective transition to a lower-carbon economy,” said Yael Cosset, SVP and CIO for Kroger. “We are leveraging technology and innovation to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and are offering customers easy ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle.”
More than 350 chargers have been implemented in areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wyoming, with several more chargers expected to be installed by the end of the year. Future locations include Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia.
Charging options range in versatility, allowing compatibility among most vehicles, including many direct current fast chargers. Charging times can vary from as few as 10 minutes, with most sessions averaging around 30 minutes per vehicle.
Kroger is working to advance lasting changes by 2030.
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The Kroger Co. has nearly half a million employees who serve more than nine million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience and 2,800 retail food stores under different banner names.
To learn more about the company, visit its newsroom.
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