Giant Food regional grocery chain has begun to install electric vehicle charging stations that are free to use for EV drivers at select locations across Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Working with Volta, the industry leader in electric vehicle charging networks, installation of 60 EV charging stations will be completed by the end of 2020, and 200 are expected to be installed by mid-2021 as part of Giant’s sustainability initiative.
All stores launched will offer two Volta charging stations, featuring Volta’s signature, high-resolution, two-sided, 55-inch high-definition displays. Screens will serve as a point of shopper engagement, sharing featured in-store specials and promotions for Giant loyalty shoppers.
“Providing our shoppers and communities free electric charging services is part of Giant’s larger sustainability efforts,” said Ira Kress, Giant Food president. “We are excited to offer our customers who opt for electric cars the satisfaction of quick and free charging while they shop. It’s a value for our shoppers that also benefits the environment.”
Electric vehicles are considered to be one of the most sustainable forms of transportation. The installation of eco-friendly charging stations is another milestone for the brand in its mission around sustainable retailing, specifically cleaner transportation and energy. This reduction of greenhouse gases furthers Giant Food’s environmental sustainability efforts.
“We are proud to have been selected as the preferred provider of electric vehicle charging stations by Giant Food, a company whose commitment to a sustainable future aligns well with Volta’s mission,” said Scott Mercer,Volta founder and CEO. “We are working with Giant to deliver a seamless charging experience to their growing number of forward-thinking shoppers.”