Wawa now offers Tesla Superchargers and EV chargers with both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors through providers like EVgo, ChargePoint and Electrify America at 150 locations.
“It gives us great pride to cut a ribbon on our 150th store offering EV charging, faster than we anticipated, and to continue to grow the number of stores we have hosting EV charging,” said Brian Schaller, president, Wawa.
“We’re also thrilled to spread our wings in the electric vehicle space by testing our first electric truck with Penske that will allow us to learn more about our continued efforts to have a positive impact on our EV journey.”
The convenience retailer is partnering with Penske Logistics to operate a Freightliner eCascadia battery electric truck as part of a six-month pilot program. This will be Wawa’s first electric truck and the first Penske truck of this kind in the Philadelphia region. Wawa and Penske will continue testing the technology to consider future applications or expansion to its delivery fleet.
NACS offers an EV charging equipment matchmaking program to facilitate EV charging at convenience stores. The program connects NACS retailer members with EV charging companies of all types to help locate, design and build EV charging infrastructure.
Through the EV matchmaking portal, retail members can upload their contact information and provide as much or as little information as they choose about their potential sites. If a retailer doesn’t know which sites are good candidates or wants to collaborate on finding sites, NACS offers options for that as well.