Convenience stores are the fueling destination for the traveling public and will be in the future as well. As more electric vehicles enter the market, it is time for retailers to explore opportunities to offer charging services to their customers or determine how they can future proof their stores to enable EV charging when the time is right. NACS is your resource to better understand the business of EV charging and to capitalize on opportunities that are right for your business.
We have made the following resources available for our members to prepare for EVs, hosting/owning Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), also referred to as EV chargers, and other changes in mobility.
EV Charging Calculator
The NACS EV Charging Calculator was created to allow retailers to assess the cost and profitability of offering EV chargers at their sites. The calculator focuses on what retailer utility costs associated with EV recharging are and what the corresponding revenue must be to recover those costs after allowing for potential ancillary in-store visits and purchase profitability.
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NACS Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program
To promote the availability of electric vehicle chargers at convenience stores, in 2020 NACS launched the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program. Through this program, NACS has established relationships with organizations interested in supporting the installation of electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) at convenience stores. These organizations range from those seeking to install and operate their own equipment at NACS member locations to those seeking to finance the installation or provide technical assistance to facilitate the installation of such equipment or future proofing stores.
To identify local utilities and electric vehicle infrastructure support programs in your each of your store zip codes, NACS will be launching the EV U-Finder soon.
If you are interested in learning more about this program and benefiting from these relationships when opportunities in your market are available, please contact NACS Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Liaison Karl Doenges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EV Charging & Site Host Distribution List
Please click the link and fill out this form to sign up for the EV Charging and Site Host distribution list. You will receive updates that include a quarterly newsletter and real-time notifications covering EVSE-related items from the Fuels Institute/EV Council, Conexxus, EV Transport Alliance, NACS, EVSE Matchmaking Portal, Utility and Funding Matchmaking Portal, PEI, and other groups in addition to EV site host related articles and Youtube videos.
Convenience retailers interested in providing electricity to drivers of electric vehicles need to understand the business into which they are entering.
This document demonstrates the importance of EV charging to the convenience industry and presents an industry outlook.
An invaluable guide from the Fuels Institute Electric Vehicle Council to help business owners make strategic decisions when it comes to investing in charging infrastructure, guiding them from beginning to actually serving their customers.
Insight into the behaviors and needs to help build out an EVSE system that effectively satisfies EV driver demand now and tomorrow.
The EV market is expanding rapidly and so are policies supporting its growth. This report serves as an invaluable resource to guide the development of regulations affecting the installation and operations of electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE).
An evaluation of the electric vehicle market from the consumer perspective, including total cost of ownership, recharging infrastructure requirements, anticipated consumer recharging behavior, and the relationship of EVs to competing technology in terms of consumer adoption.
The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), NACS and the Fuels Institute have developed this document to help convenience retailers who are considering whether to incorporate electrical vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure into existing liquid fuel sites.
The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), NACS and the Fuels Institute have developed this document to help convenience retailers plan for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at new liquid fueling sites.