Furthering its commitment to sustainable retailing, Stop & Shop has partnered with Volta Industries Inc. on the installation of five electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations at its stores across the Northeast. An additional 50 Volta charging stations will be installed across the Quincy, Mass.-based supermarket’s five-state footprint by the end of the year.
At every launched store, customers will have access to two EV charging stations, where they can charge their vehicles at no cost. On average, a Volta charging station, which feature high-resolution, two-sided digital displays, can deliver up to 30 miles of range per hour.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Volta Charging and offer our customers the benefit of electric-vehicle charging at no cost,” said Gordon Reid, President of Stop & Shop. “Providing this convenience allows us to do more than make things easier for our customers; it allows us to also make things better for the environment,” said Gordon Reid, president of Stop & Shop, in a release.
Volta charging stations can currently be found outside Stop & Shop stores in East Brunswick and Morris Plains, N.J.; Walpole, Mass.; Willimantic, Conn.; and Pawtucket, R.I.
“We’re proud to expand our partnership with Stop & Shop to provide greater access to open, reliable and convenient charging infrastructure as we see the shift in electric mobility,” said Scott Mercer, founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Volta Charging. “Volta Charging’s mission is to offer reliable fueling solutions for drivers at the places they visit daily. Working with Stop & Shop allows us to do just that and help drivers fuel where they already go.”
The partnership with Volta is just one of the ways Stop & Shop, an Ahold Delhaize USA company, is demonstrating its commitment to cleaner transportation and energy. Through its Restore program, every time a vehicle tank is filled at a Stop & Shop Fuel station, Restore plants a tree to offset emissions. Since the start of the program, more than 130,000 metric tons of carbon and over 255 million gallons of fuel have been offset and more than 59,200 new trees have been planted, the retailer said in a release.
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