Electrify America and Walmart team-up for installation of fast chargers at Walmart stores

Electrify America and Walmart team-up for installation of fast chargers at Walmart stores

In a recent announcement, Volkswagen (VW)’s Electrify America has revealed that it is partnering with retail chain Walmart for the installation of its ‘ultra-fast’ charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) at Walmart locations across the United States.

Electrify America’s announcement of a new partnership with Walmart comes close on the heels of an earlier disclosure that it has selected suppliers for the deployment of its ‘ultra-fast’ charging stations at different US locations.

Sharing details about the partnership with Walmart, Electrify America said that it is aiming at the deployment of its fast charging stations at ‘more than 100 Walmart stores’ in 34 US states by June 2019.

With a number of Walmart stores across the US already having electric vehicle charging stations, the recently-announced team-up with Electrify America for the deployment of fast chargers basically underscores an effort by the retail chain to expand, two-fold, the existing EV infrastructure at its stores.

Describing Walmart as the “perfect partner” for Electrify America to offer fast-charging services to EV owners who need “a convenient, reliable and fast turnaround in recharging their vehicles,” Electrify America’s President and CEO Mark McNabb said that the company’s partnership with Walmart will “provide consumers with a quick and convenient way to charge their vehicles in the time it takes to make their Walmart purchases.”