What EV charging brands is Kroger working with?
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.