EG America has learned about what goes into EV charging stations from its counterparts at EG Group in Europe. One of those lessons is that EV chargers aren’t necessary at every site.

“Some countries like Norway will have a much, much higher density of EVs, and some countries will have a lower one, … and it’ll be the same in the U.S. within the states,” said John Carey, president and CEO.

The chain has five EV chargers total at stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.

EG is targeting a 50% reduction in its carbon footprint by 2030 and to reach net zero by 2050. Carey pointed out that “what's critical about EVs is that not how many you have, but actually how green they are, where you’re getting your energy from. We are looking at solar and all of the different types of energy.”

“I think you have many disruptors coming our way,” he adds, “whether it’s in hydrogen, clean fuels, EV. And I think as a company, we have to be aware and service that. We also have to make sure that our customers have all of the optionality available to them.”