There aren’t many locations I’d like to spend an hour besides my residence or a sports facility. But coffee shops are appropriate. In a coffee shop, I may unwind, drink a cup of coffee, and work in comfort. I could just relax and drink coffee if I had a slightly more typical work. Whatever the case, coffee shops are the ideal locations for electric vehicle charging stations. Both Starbucks and Volvo Cars appear to be aware of this.
The partnership between Volvo Cars and Starbucks, which we previously talked about, is back in the headlines as a result of the companies having decided on the locations for the 60 EV (DC) fast chargers they intend to roll out. Along a 1,350 mile trip, these may be at as many as 15 Starbucks stores.
These EV chargers will be installed in the first two Starbucks locations in Provo, Utah, and Grand Junction, Colorado. (If you have an opportunity, check out Dry Bar Comedy in Provo, which is known for hosting fantastic standup comedy shows.) Four of these EV fast chargers have already been set up at the Provo location (East Bay University and 9th, 979 S University Ave.). By the end of August, they will be put into operation.
Seattle, Boise, Salt Lake City, and Denver will also have ChargePoint DC fast chargers available at Starbucks locations. The wildness comes next. The route connects outdoor vacation hotspots like Park City and Vail while covering the Snoqualmie Pass in Washington, the Snake River in Idaho, the Arches National Park in Utah, and more.
By the end of this year, there should be one ChargePoint fast charger every 100 miles once the chargers are all installed along the route.
According to Anders Gustafsson, SVP Americas Region and President and CEO of Volvo Car USA, partnerships like this are crucial as we continue to progress towards a more sustainable, electrified future. We are developing an EV charging network with Starbucks and ChargePoint that will effortlessly integrate into daily life. We look forward to the numerous ways we may work together to make a positive difference since it is a wonderful complement to Volvo Cars’ purpose to allow people the freedom to move in safe, sustainable, and personal ways.
According to Starbucks Chief Sustainability Officer Michael Kobori, obtaining a wonderful cup of coffee should be as simple as getting an EV charge in public, and it now is. We are excited to keep working with Volvo and ChargePoint in this collaboration, while also looking for new ways to improve the Starbucks Experience and inviting customers to join us on our mission to become a resource-positive business.
According to Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint, “we’re establishing a premium EV driving experience with Starbucks and Volvo Cars between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest.” Through our collaboration, EV drivers will be able to rapidly refuel at Starbucks outlets along one of America’s most picturesque byways.
Starbucks locations in more cities will have EV fast chargers include:
Portland, OR WA’s Issaquah Sandy, UT Yakima, WA Hermiston, OR La Grande, OR Nampa, ID Twin Falls, ID Grand Junction, Colorado, Glenwood Springs, Idaho Springs, Broomfield, Colorado, Provo, Utah No worries if you’ve read this far and are still unclear about Volvo Cars’ involvement in this. However, it is actually quite easy. Drivers of Volvo Cars can charge for nothing when utilizing these charging points. That sounds quite pleasant.
All pictures are from Volvo Cars .
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