Retailors That Make EV Charging Available to Their Shoppers

by | Apr 4, 2024 | 0 comments |

As electric vehicles (EVs) gain popularity, the need for accessible charging infrastructure becomes increasingly vital. With EV sales soaring by 65% last year, the demand for charging stations has become a pressing issue. Fortunately, numerous retailers across the United States are stepping up to address this need, making it convenient for EV drivers to charge up while they shop.

President Joe Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure bill has allocated $7.5 billion for the installation of 500,000 public EV chargers by 2030, aiming to make EV charging more accessible and to encourage greater adoption of electric vehicles nationwide.


Walgreens has EV charging stations at nearly 400 locations across the US, with plans to double that number in the coming years. With high-speed direct current chargers and Level 2 chargers available, Walgreens is providing customers with convenient charging options while they pick up prescriptions and essentials.


Walmart has been a pioneer in this movement, already boasting nearly 1,300 EV fast-charging stations across over 280 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide. In April, Walmart announced plans to add thousands more chargers across its stores, aiming to provide convenient charging options for customers.


Starbucks, known for its coffee and community-oriented spaces, is now offering DC fast chargers at select locations along popular routes. With plans to expand its charging network across the country, Starbucks is not only fueling its customers with coffee but also their EVs, contributing to a more sustainable future.

Apogee Charging Solutions offers several hardware EV charger lines so that our clients can select a charger that fits their specific needs. Combined with our advanced EV charging operating system, your customers will be shopping longer while charging the electric vehicles.


In partnership with Electrify America, Ikea has installed 199 ultra-fast public chargers across its 50 US locations, with plans to expand further. By offering EV charging options, Ikea is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and making it easier for customers to embrace eco-friendly transportation.


Kohl’s is another retail giant making strides in EV charging infrastructure. With over 375 EV charging spots spread across 170 stores nationwide, Kohl’s is providing customers with the convenience of charging while they shop. Plus, select locations even offer free charging, further incentivizing EV adoption.


Cinemark, a popular movie theater chain, offers free Volta EV charging stations at over 160 locations, with more installations planned for the future. Now, moviegoers can enjoy their favorite films while their EVs charge up, making for a seamless and enjoyable experience.


The largest convenience store chain in the US, 7-Eleven, has also joined the EV charging revolution. With the introduction of 7Charge stations in select locations, including California, Colorado, Florida, and Texas, 7-Eleven is making EV charging more accessible to communities that previously lacked access.

Our EV charger lines are perfect for all types of businesses. Whether you are trying to improve your customers’ experience, promoting sustainability, or even improve your employees’ benefits package, businesses trust Apogee Charging Solutions to help them select, install, and operate their EV chargers.


Macy’s has been providing free EV charging at select stores since 2014. Through partnerships with companies like Volta, Macy’s now offers 124 charging stations spread across 51 locations nationwide, making it convenient for shoppers to charge their EVs while browsing for the latest fashion trends.


Subway has announced a partnership with GenZ EV Solutions to add small-format RED E charging stations at new and remodeled locations starting in 2023. By offering charging stations at its restaurants, Subway is providing customers with convenient charging options while they grab a quick bite to eat.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell debuted a super-fast electric vehicle charging station at a location in South San Francisco, with plans for more installations across California. With high-speed ChargeNet chargers, Taco Bell is making it quick and easy for customers to charge their EVs while enjoying their favorite menu items.


Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the US, announced in summer 2022 that it was adding over 350 charging stations at select stores across multiple states. With plans to expand its network even further, Kroger is making it easier for customers to charge their EVs while picking up groceries.

Whole Foods

Whole Foods has been supporting EV drivers since 2010 when it installed its first EV charging station at its flagship Austin store. With fast chargers and Level 2 chargers available at select locations, Whole Foods is making it easier for customers to charge their EVs while shopping for organic and sustainable groceries.

Retail Charging with Apogee Charging Solutions

As the demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, retailers are playing a crucial role in supporting EV adoption by providing convenient charging options. Whether you’re grabbing groceries, catching a movie, or enjoying a cup of coffee, you can now charge your EV while you shop, making the transition to electric transportation easier than ever before.

Apogee Charging Solutions can assist retailers that are committed to expanding their charging networks, the future looks bright for EV drivers everywhere. Contact us to speak with our charging experts about EV charging solutions that are tailored to your needs. Call 484-816-2076, email [email protected], or schedule a call to consult with our EV experts.


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