You can now charge your electric vehicle (EV) while eating at Taco Bell thanks to ChargeNet Stations; sadly, this option is currently only available in one location, but it is expected to spread. Taco Bell installed its first ultra-fast charging station at a location in South San Francisco with the help of ChargeNet Solutions. Diversified Restaurant Group (DRG), a Taco Bell franchisee, and ChargeNet Stations, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations and software, have partnered to make EV charging convenient at one of America’s most well-known fast food restaurant franchises.
Fast food businesses all around California use ChargeNet Stations, which combine solar energy and energy storage with Tritium’s EV fast chargers and cutting-edge software.
“Calling it fast meal, fast charge,” said ChargeNet Stations CEO and Founder Tosh Dutt . “You can make one quick stop to charge your EV and get a chalupa.”
The chargers from ChargeNet Station have the advantage of working with all EV plug types and, on average, providing a 100-mile charge in 20 minutes (or less) for about $20. Strategic places are being set up to increase EV charging availability in order to support the historically neglected communities.
In order to ensure that the EV revolution affects all demographics, Dutt said, “We are dedicated to igniting it.” “Due to the fact that an estimated 120 million Americans dine at quick-serve restaurants every day, we are collaborating with them. About half of our locations are in underserved areas of California, giving those who would not have the luxury of a home charging station access to charging. To democratize EV charging throughout California and abroad is our goal.
Over 100 California Taco Bell locations are anticipated to have charging stations in the upcoming year. In the near future, ChargeNet Stations anticipates extending its quick charging, energy storage, renewable energy, and software technology to additional brands.
In order to reduce the load on the grid and speed up car charging, ChargeNet Stations offers extremely efficient EV charging that combines software, solar power, and cutting-edge energy storage solutions. The restaurant’s utility costs are kept in check and its use of renewable energy is increased by combining solar and energy storage. Diversified Restaurant Group, a Taco Bell franchisee, runs the first ChargeNet Stations facility at 465 El Camino Real. It includes six charging stations that provide customers with a quick, clean charge for their EVs.
According to SG Ellison, president of Diversified Restaurant Group, “We’re always looking for opportunities to bring creative and sustainable ideas to market, especially those that produce a “win-win” for our customers, the community, and our business.” The company is expanding quickly and presently has more than 300 Taco Bell and Arby’s restaurants across five states. We’ve enjoyed working with ChargeNet Stations, and we’re excited about what lies ahead.
There will be more than 50 different types of electric vehicles (EVs) available in the USA within the next three years, with prices starting at or below $30,000. Additionally, California intends to outlaw the sale of brand-new gas-powered automobiles and trucks by 2035.
We’re addressing a demand issue that we anticipate. “We’re offering a seamless possibility for a quick charge at a practical location and a reasonable price — plus it’s healthy for the world,” the company claims.
According to Tritium CEO Jane Hunter, “how and where we power transportation is up for grabs for the first time in many decades, presenting limitless options for speedy and accessible EV charging.” Leading direct current fast charger company Tritium recently constructed a Tennessee factory to improve U.S. supply capabilities and start producing Buy America-compliant chargers in 2023. Tritium has sold more than 7,600 chargers across 42 nations. This ChargeNet Stations location “sets a new standard in convenient charging, mixing cutting-edge Tritium fast charger technology with on-site solar, battery storage, and the option to rest and recharge with a warm meal from Taco Bell,” according to the company.
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