Walgreens invests in charging points
Major areas expected to gain charging points include Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Select locations in Florida, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington will also receive EV charging stations.
Installation begins later this month, and each will feature a fast charge mode to extend the range quickly, and a slower mode for longer stops. Charging points are already being installed at 60 stores, including Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago.
Mark Wagner, Walgreens president of community management and operations, said: ‘As more Americans embrace environmentally sustainable technologies, our convenient locations make us uniquely positioned to help address the concern around accessibility or "range confidence".
‘According to the Department of Energy, Walgreens will make up as much as 40% of all public EV charging stations across the country, making it easy for EV drivers to look to our stores for a quick charge near major highways, metropolitan areas or right in their neighborhood.’