Stop & Shop starts electric vehicle charging effort

Dan Berthiaume
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Stop & Shop is installing five electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its stores across the Northeast.

These stations will allow customers with electric vehicles to charge their cars at no cost at participating stores. Ahold Delhaize USA subsidiary Stop & Shop is among the first retailers in the Northeast to partner with EV charging network provider Volta Charging.

At every launched store, customers will be able to access two EV charging stations, featuring Volta Charging’s high-resolution, two-sided, large digital displays. Customers with EVs can park in the designated spaces and charge while they shop. On average, a Volta charging station can deliver up to 30 miles of range per hour.

Macy’s expanded its EV charging partnership with Volta Charging in April 2021, and mid-Atlantic grocer Giant Food is offering 100 complementary Volta Charging stations at stores across Maryland. Other U.S.-based retailers offering EV charging stations at stores include Walmart and 7-Eleven.

Currently, Volta charging stations can be found outside Stop & Shop stores located in East Brunswick, NJ; Walpole, MA; Morris Plains, NJ; Willimantic, CT; and Pawtucket, R.I. Stop & Shop is expected to launch 50 additional Volta charging stations across its five states in the Northeast by the end of 2021.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Volta Charging and offer our customers the benefit of electric vehicle charging at no cost,” said Gordon Reid, President of Stop & Shop. “Providing this convenience allows us to do more than make things easier for our customers; it allows us to also make things better for the environment.”

“We’re proud to expand our partnership with Stop & Shop to provide greater access to open, reliable and convenient charging infrastructure as we see the shift in electric mobility,” said Scott Mercer, Founder and CEO of Volta Charging. “Volta Charging’s mission is to offer reliable fueling solutions for drivers at the places they visit daily. Working with Stop & Shop allows us to do just that, and help drivers fuel where they already go.”

Stop & Shop operates over 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey.