7-Eleven Debuts New EV Charging Network – EQ Mag
7-Eleven announced the launch of 7Charge, a Level 3 electric vehicle (EV) charging network, at select stores in the U.S. The company’s charging service is currently available at locations in Texas, Florida, California, and Colorado.
7-Eleven described the 7Charge properties as “often traveled corridors” that are staffed 24/7. Any electric vehicle make and model compatible with Combined Charging System, or common CHAdeMO plug types can use the charging stations. According to 7-Eleven, most Level 3, or high-voltage D.C. fast chargers, can provide an 80% charge in about 30 minutes.
Customers can pay for the service on the 7Charge app or by credit card at the charging station. Charging session pricing is based on energy consumed and the time spent charging, depending on state laws.
The development aligns with 7-Eleven’s goal to construct one of the largest and most compatible EV fast-charging networks among retailers in North America. The company also plans to expand charging stations to Canada and across its brands, including Stripes and Speedway stores.
7-Eleven joins WinCo Foods, Brookdale ShopRite, and Meijer, which recently established EVgo fast-charging stations at their locations. The EVgo network offers over 850 public fast-charging locations in the U.S. that range from 50 kilowatts to 350 kilowatts.