GetGo Shares EV Charging Strategy

The plan is to make branded and proprietary charging stations accessible in all markets by 2025. 

November 20, 2020

PITTSBURGH—GetGo Cafe and Market has launched a multi-faceted electric vehicle charging station expansion strategy, beginning with the opening of the retailer’s first Tesla Supercharger Station at a GetGo in Washington, Pa.

In addition to working with Tesla on additional Supercharger Stations in the near future, GetGo is in the process of launching its own proprietary, universal charging stations during the next 12 months. The combined efforts will enable GetGo to provide all guests with charging station access, regardless of the type of electric vehicle driven.

“At GetGo, we are in the mobility business. It’s exciting to begin to build the next generation of energy services for our customers,” said GetGo President Polly Flinn, in a press release. “We are thrilled to get started by partnering with a global leader like Tesla and are looking forward to opening our own GetGo universal chargers at several sites in the next six to 12 months.”

GetGo is a leader in delivering high-quality fuels, both traditional gasoline and an array of alternative fueling options. The retailer offers Compressed Natural Gas fuel at various locations across Pennsylvania and Ohio and has plans to make electric vehicle charging stations accessible in all markets across its five-state footprint by 2025.

While the pandemic has impacted sales of all cars, including electric vehicles, alternative energy authority CleanTechnica estimates that more than 87,000 electric vehicles were sold in the United States between January and June.

GetGo continues to innovate. Last week, the c-store chain announced a partnership with Cooler Screens to replace cooler doors in four locations with in-store digital merchandising technology. And in September, the retailer said it was bringing Grabandgo’s checkout-free technology to a GetGo Café+Market in Pittsburgh.

Retailers looking to gain a better understanding of how to enter the EV market should be sure to watch the education session “How to Succeed in the EV Market,” part of the NACS Crack the Code Experience, for even more insight into how your business can ready itself for the EV market. You can still register for your own NACS Crack the Code Experience, giving you access to this session and many more. The NACS Crack the Code Experience runs through December 4, and features 24/7 access to forward-looking ideas and insights, plus innovative new-to-channel products and strategic connections.