Kroger Is Making It Easier to Multitask, Adding More Charging Ports So You Can Charge While You Shop

Learn why Kroger might become EV drivers’ favorite grocery store chain, as the company sets the stage for thousands of additional EV charging stations across the country.
Written by Jason Crosby
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Jul 6, 2022
Kroger trails closely behind Walmart as the 2nd largest grocery chain in the U.S., but they could quickly become your favorite new place to grocery shop. Now Kroger is bringing DC fast charging and Level 2 Volta chargers to Kroger locations across the country. This means that shoppers will have more opportunities to multitask. Will you take advantage of Kroger’s
EV
charging opportunities while you do your shopping? 
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What EV charging brands is Kroger working with?

As mentioned by
Electrek
, Kroger is bringing Volta chargers to many of its locations. But that’s not the only EV charging brand that Kroger is working with. Other brands include chargers manufactured by Blink, Electrify America, EVgo, and
Tesla
This is a big deal for EV drivers, who may have to often plan their trips based on proximity to charging stations. But with Kroger’s plan to expand on the services that they offer at chain locations, this could be a major win for their customer base and for attracting a wide swath of shoppers, too. 

When will Kroger start offering EV charging at their grocery stores?

Kroger already offers EV charging at many of their 2,800 locations across the U.S. However, to date, they’ve only made about 350 EV chargers available, though that’s soon to change. While Volta made most of the EV charging stations they offered, the other 4 brands are working with Kroger to offer a wider selection of charging opportunities. 
At present, Kroger only has EV charging stations available at grocery stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. 

How fast will Kroger’s EV charging stations be?

DC fast chargers, which Kroger is set to implement soon, can typically charge an EV in 20-30 minutes, depending on its battery size. In comparison, the more common Level 2 chargers can take anywhere from 60 minutes to several hours, depending again on the vehicle being charged.
While the details of other brands’ charging stations have yet to be released, Volta offers a 55-inch touch screen display that’s sure to keep drivers occupied while their EV is plugged in—if they’re not too busy crossing off the items on their shopping list. 

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