More customers can charge their cars while they shop at Macy’s

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Volta and Macy’s expand electric vehicle charging stations

Macy’s is expanding the availability of electric vehicle charging stations on its properties.

The department store giant has expanded its partnership with electric vehicle charging networks company Volta to offer free charging to its customers at dozens of locations nationwide. Contributing to Macy’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, Volta will continue deploying its electric vehicle charging services at key Macy’s properties. 

Approximately 100 Volta charging stations are already installed at approximately 40 Macy’s locations. The retailer will add 20 additional locations this year, with more in the pipeline.

“Macy’s is committed to making a positive social impact in the communities where we live and work,” said Dennis Mullahy, chief supply chain officer, Macy’s. “Our partnership with Volta to add convenient, highly visible electric charging stations helps our customers lower their environmental impact and creates a meaningful opportunity for our brand to engage with shoppers as they arrive to begin their shopping experience.”

In 2014, Volta and Macy’s kicked off a partnership that has exceeded expectations by all measures. During the past seven years, Macy's and Volta have powered more than 7.6 million miles with zero tailpipe emissions. The partnership has further offset an estimated 3.4 million pounds of CO2 emissions, delivered 2.2 million kWh and saved 305,100 gallons of gas through hundreds of thousands of charge sessions.

By also drawing more EV-driving customers, Volta’s usage data indicate a 41% increase in "shop and charge" visits at Macy's properties.