Volvo Cars USA To Install EV Charging Network At Various Starbucks Locations
Coffee and cars, the two are in-sync. Volvo Cars certainly knows that given its recent announcement that will establish multiple electric charge points connecting the cities of Seattle, Washington and Denver, Colorado.
Anyone for a Venti Caramel Latte?
Owners of electric vehicles who have a hankering for a Starbucks will soon have the opportunity to blend both worlds with news that Volvo Cars USA is building a public EV charging network.
The chargers will connect the cities of Seattle, Washington and Denver, Colorado, installed at various Starbucks locations along the route.
In terms of timescales, the EV chargers are expected to be installed along the route by the end of the year. Known specialist/provider ChargePoint will operate these units.
“ChargePoint is enabling accessible EV charging opportunities anywhere drivers need it,” said Pasquale Romano, President and CEO of ChargePoint.
“We’re excited to support Volvo Cars’ road to electrification, and help provide a premium driving experience for its customers to plan charging stops around their favourite Starbucks locations in select west coast destinations.”
Volvo Cars plans to install up to 60 branded ChargePoint DC fast chargers along the 1,350-mile route. These units are capable of charging Volvo’s C40 Recharge electric SUV from 20% to 90% in around 40 minutes.
We’re collaborating with @Starbucks to establish the first public electric-vehicle fast charging network at some of the coffee company’s U.S. stores along a 1,350-mile route between Seattle and Denver. pic.twitter.com/zIXkrzcYdl
— Volvo Car USA (@VolvoCarUSA) March 15, 2022
What’s more, drivers of Volvo Cars wil get the added benefit of having access to these stations at no additional charge, since all 2022 Volvo EVs come standard with 250 kWh of complimentary DC fast (CCS) and Level 2 charging for 3 years.
Drivers of other EVs will be able to use the ChargePoint smartphone app to find and access the chargers. Just last year, Volvo announced that it was transitioning into a much greener brand (by 2030).
The automaker establishing a network of convenient EV chargers throughout North America will only help with that goal.
It’s good news for Starbucks visitors and Volvo EV drivers. But what do you make of this news? Leave us a comment down below.