Love’s Travel Stops Add EV Charging Stations

The chain will have 28 EV chargers by early 2021.

August 20, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Love’s Travel Stops, the 520-outlet chain based in Oklahoma City, and Electrify America, the electric vehicle charging company owned by Volkswagen, are bringing electric vehicle charging stations to seven locations in six U.S. states, reports Trucker News.

The seven charging stations, located in Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma and Utah, will total to 28 EV chargers. Five locations are already open, and all locations will be available for public use by early 2021.

|Depending on the location, Love’s customers will have access to chargers ranging in power from 150 to 350 kW. Electric vehicles capable of accepting a 350-kW charge can add up to 20 miles of range per minute, alleviating concerns that many electric-car owners associate with road trips.

The charging stations currently open are in Davenport, Florida; Tucumcari and Santa Rosa, New Mexico; Erick, Oklahoma; and Salina, Utah.

More convenience retailers are becoming interested in EV charging facilities. As NACS Daily reported earlier this month, an ampm store in Lodi, California, now offers EV drivers access to a FreeWire Boost Charger, the first battery-integrated ultrafast EV charger deployed in the United States.