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12 Retail & Restaurant Chains Offering EV Charging

Here’s a peek at national chain stores that offer electric vehicle charging for their patrons.

Jake Hertz

May 14, 2023

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Customers with their wallets out at the cash register often ask, “Can I charge it?”

The question is gaining a second context as the number of retailers and restaurants that offer electric vehicle charging expands.

One of the biggest concerns for EV owners is the range of their vehicles—a sentiment that was coined with the term “range anxiety.” While one way to cure range anxiety is to develop vehicles with greater range, another solution is to make charging infrastructure more accessible to users.

In support of increasing the accessibility of EV charging, there are a number of major chain stores and restaurants that have started to install EV charging solutions for their customers. For EV owners, this is important because it enables them to limit range anxiety by charging their cars at the stores they frequent. For the business owners, the incentive to add EV charging is to show their support for the EV movement, establish themselves as progressive companies, and attract customers who are transitioning to EVs in droves.

In this piece, we’ll take a look at some well-known chain stores and restaurants that are currently offering electric vehicle charging solutions at their locations. Read on to learn about 12 chain stores and restaurants that offer electric vehicle charging.

About the Author(s)

Jake Hertz

Jake Hertz is an Electrical Engineer, Technical Writer, and Public Relations Specialist. After he received his M.S. and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester, he spent three years working as an Electrical Engineer at MakerBot Industries. 

As a writer, Jake is well known for his frequent contributions to various engineering websites, where he has garnered readership in the tens of thousands. Through his business, NanoHertz Solutions, Jake works with cutting-edge companies in the hardware and semiconductor space to build industry buzz and awareness through Public Relations and Technical Writing services.

As an engineer, Jake now works with numerous startups to help develop their hardware products. He is also a Co-Founder of Origin Labs, a NYC-based design firm for tech startups in the hardware space.

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