7-Eleven to add 500 electric-vehicle charging stations by end of 2022
Owned and operated by 7‑Eleven, the new DCFC ports will increase convenient charging options for EV drivers by adding to the company’s existing 22 charging stations located at 14 stores in four states. Once this expansion is complete, the company will have one of the largest and most compatible fast-charging systems of any retailer in the U.S.
Additionally, the company recently “doubled-down” on its original commitment and pledged to meet a 50 percent reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030.
To help address the challenge created by climate change, the company planned to achieve a 20% reduction of CO2 emissions from its stores by 2027. Instead, 7‑Eleven reached this 20% reduction goal in 2019, eight years ahead of schedule.
This CO2 reduction equals the carbon sequestered by more than 349,000 acres of U.S. forests in one year.
The company is purchasing 100% wind energy for 800+ Texas stores and 300+ Illinois stores. Additional renewable energy purchases include 150 stores using hydropower in Virginia, as well as 300 Florida stores powered by solar energy. ■