Walgreens Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Topic: Walgreens Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Walgreens Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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Walgreens is the leading retailer in the country when it comes to electric vehicle (E.V.) charging stations, with more than 400 of them spread around the country. E.V. drivers will be able to recharge at the company’s community stores, which are located near their homes or workplaces.
Walgreens President of Community Management and Operations, Mark Wagner, remarked that “consumer demand and enthusiasm has been great and we’re delighted to give sites to charge up in neighbourhoods and along important commuting routes across the country.”
Boston, Chicago, Denver, Orlando, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. are some of the major markets that host these sites.
Either a fast direct current (D.C.) charger that can add 30 miles of range in as little as 10 minutes or a Level 2 charger that can add up to 25 miles of range per hour will be available at the charging stations, depending on the model.
Walgreens expects to have the most E.V. charging stations of any retailer by the end of the year, with more than 800 charging stations planned across the chain.
During the last day of the Plug-In, 2011 conference and expo in Raleigh, N.C., the nation’s largest drugstore chain said today that it will begin selling electric vehicle chargers.
G.M. has upgraded OnStar to beta test a smart grid application for E.V.s. As GreenBiz Senior Writer Adam Aston wrote, General Electric, Siemens, and Schneider Electric have released the latest edition to their E.V. charging suite.
High-speed direct current chargers, which may add 30 miles of range in about 10 minutes, or Level 2 devices, which provide as much as a quarter of a mile of range every hour of charge, are the two types of devices that E.V. drivers can use at Walgreens to recharge their vehicles.
As part of NRG Energy’s debut of its eVgo charging network, the first privately-funded comprehensive setup of its sort, the first batch of E.V. chargers for Walgreens, was installed in April, starting in Dallas.
Installations began in Walgreens in the Chicagoland area as well. There are also 350Green and Car Charging Group as Walgreens’ vendor partners for the E.V. chargers, Tiffani Washington, Walgreens public relations manager, said.
About 60 locations in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Chicago are in the process of installing E.V. chargers. Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Florida, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington state are all slated to host additional installations shortly.
E.V. chargers are being installed at Ikea and Best Buy. As a result, Walgreens’ intentions to provide charging stations in more than 10 per cent of its shops make it a top retailer. According to a Department of Energy calculation, the chain’s 800 stores will represent nearly 40% of the publicly available E.V. charging locations.
Infrastructure development for electric vehicles is picking up speed. According to ECOtality, the E.V. Project’s goal is to construct over 14,000 EV chargers in the United States by the end of next year using a $99.8 million DOE grant.
Walgreens has also taken steps to reduce its environmental footprint, including:
A solar project. Installations in connection with power purchase agreements will be housed at more than 100 retail locations nationwide by the end of 2011.
- The utilisation of geothermal energy. Last September, Walgreens opened a shop in Oak Park, Illinois, with a geothermal energy system, the first of its kind in the drugstore industry.
- • Monitoring of resources automatically. An energy management system monitors more than 1,100 stores that track electricity, water, heating and cooling, and waste management.
Walgreens has a charging station for electric vehicles; you can use it while shopping.
Walgreens, the largest national pharmacy company in the United States, will soon be the newest spot where an electric vehicle may be charged. Walgreens plans to have roughly 800 electric vehicle charging stations placed across the country by the end of 2011.
The new high-speed direct 300-600 volt chargers and the traditional 240-volt chargers will be able to be charged at these stations. According to the manufacturer, the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf and low-speed electric vehicles like golf carts will be able to get a little more charge while their owners are out shopping.
New York City and Washington D.C. are expected to have around 800 charging stations for electric vehicles (E.V.s). A total of six Walgreens stores in Florida, New Jersey; Oregon; Tennessee; and Washington will be equipped with charging stations.
More than 60 retailers in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Chicago have already begun installing electric vehicle charging stations. Fast charging stations may extend an electric car’s range by up to 30 miles in as little as 10 minutes. An hour’s worth of Level 2 charging can add 25 miles to the vehicle’s overall range.
The addition of electric vehicle charging stations by Walgreens isn’t the first of its kind. Since late last year, Cracker Barrel and other retailers throughout the country have begun installing charging stations for electric vehicles (E.V.s) at a total of 24 locations in Tennessee.
On the 425-mile-long Tennessee Triangle route, which connects Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville, Nissan USA headquarters, which makes the electric Nissan Leaf, Cracker Barrel E.V. charging stations may be found in Chattanooga and other areas.
You may have heard that Walgreens is putting up to 800 electric car charging stations at its branches in New York City, Houston, Dallas Fort-Worth, and Chicago, among other cities.
Even though we were all shocked to hear that Walgreens customers could be charged up to $4 for a 90-minute recharge, we still assumed that most of the charging stations would be level 2 charging stations, which can provide a 20-mile range for cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf in that time frame.
As of now, Walgreens has stated that if possible, its electric car charging stations will be ultra-fast quick DC charging stations, capable of charging compatible cars like the 2011/12 Nissan Leaf and 2012 Mitsubishi I from empty to 80 per cent full in just 30 minutes.
“We understood the importance from a competitive aspect to be the first mover,” Menno Enters, director of energy and sustainability at Walgreens, told GreenTechMedia earlier this week. Our power infrastructure is not built up for DC charging, so we wanted to optimise DC charging as much as possible.
In other words, Walgreens will assist the installation of a quick DC charger wherever it has access to a suitable high-power electrical feed capable of powering the 50-kilowatt chargers near a suitable parking space.
Walgreens’ various charging partners will build 240-volt, level 2 fast-charging stations in Walgreens parking lots where such power is unavailable.
Only 150 of the 800 charging stations planned for Walgreens will provide rapid charging for suitable automobiles. In comparison, the remaining 650 charging stations will only deliver a top-up charge.
Even while only the 2011/12 Nissan Leaf and the 2012 Mitsubishi I can currently utilise the 150 DC rapid-charging stations, they will be welcomed by owners of the 5,000 Nissan Leafs registered in the United States.
Walgreens’ support for rapid charging will likely result in a 30x rise in the number of fast-charging stations around the country, even if the number of publicly available terminals is now very low.
No, I’m not interested in paying $4 for a recharge. The ease of a 30-minute recharge is something we’d gladly pay for.
People Also Ask:
How much does it cost to charge your car at Walgreens?
As a result of Walgreens’ electric car charging partners’ plans to charge between $3 and $4 for a 90-minute recharge, forget about charging a car like the 2011 Nissan Leaf or the 2012 Mitsubishi I to 80% capacity in less than 20 minutes with an ultra-rapid DC charge.
Can you charge a Tesla at Walgreens?
There is only one Tesla Connector at the EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging Station. Two 50 kW fast chargers flank Walgreens. DC Fast Chargers allow you to quickly recharge your Tesla Model 3, S or X and other electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Bolt, and the BMW i3.