DES MOINES—Kum & Go recently partnered with the Colorado Energy Office to introduce DC fast-charging stations to a newly opened store in the Wellington area.
The Colorado Energy Office awarded ChargePoint with the contract to build out the corridors project at 34 locations. Since this agreement, Kum & Go and ChargePoint have worked together on nine completed sites with five more sites slated to be completed by the end of 2021.
Ken Kleemeier, vice president of fuels at Kum & Go, said that the company is committed to “leading with sustainable options designed to meet the dynamic needs of our customers,” adding that its network of DC fast-chargers and the support of the Colorado Energy Office will help advance his initiative.
Kum & Go is focused on sustainability and published its Corporate Social Responsibility Report in September 2020. The report provides an overview of how parent company, Krause Group, worked in 2019 to accelerate its businesses to bring their purposes to life. In 2010, Kum & Go became the first convenience store certified under the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Volume Program.
“Kum & Go shows its leadership and dedication to sustainability by offering EV charging to residents and visitors in Colorado,” said Anne Smart, vice president, public policy, ChargePoint.
Will Toor, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, credits the partnership as a win for Coloradoans: “Public-private partnerships like ours with ChargePoint and Kum & Go are critical to increasing charging options for EV drivers across the state.”