7-Eleven has announced the launch of 7Charge, its new electric vehicle charging network and app that aims to provide fast and convenient charging services to EV drivers at select 7-Eleven stores in the U.S. and Canada. The company intends to build one of the largest and most compatible EV fast-charging networks of any retailer in North America.
The 7Charge network will be compatible with any EV make and model that has common CHAdeMO or CSS plug types, and will be powered by 100% green electricity. Customers can use the 7Charge app to find and pay for charging stations near them. The app also offers rewards and discounts for loyal customers.
Joe DePinto, President and Chief Executive Officer at 7-Eleven said: “For over 95 years, 7-Eleven has innovated to meet our customers’ needs – delivering convenience where, when and how they want it. Now we are innovating once again to meet our customers’ where they are by expanding our business to provide EV drivers convenience of the future…today.”
The company has already installed fast-charging stations in several locations in Florida, Texas, Colorado, and California. It plans to expand the network across its entire family of brands including Speedway and Stripes stores.
The launch of 7Charge is part of 7-Eleven’s commitment to reduce its environmental impact and support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The company has also invested in renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power for its operations.
According to a press release from 7-Eleven, the company aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. It also plans to increase its social responsibility efforts such as donating meals to Feeding America and supporting local communities.
The 7Charge app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play or by visiting www.7-eleven.com/7charge.