Wawa Inc., with more than 700 locations in six states, has a few sites with Tesla Supercharger stations, including in Sarasota and Pinellas Park, Fla., and one in Burlington, N.J. More recently, Wawa has added Superchargers to its Lewes, Del., store, the Cape Gazette reported. And according to the online Tesla driver forum Tesla Motors Club, Wawa is adding another location in Tampa, Fla., and one is under consideration in Phillipsburg, N.J.
Brian Schaller, senior vice president and chief real estate and fuel officer for the Wawa, Pa.-based chain, told CSP Daily News that Wawa “plans to grow this number significantly over the next 18 months,” installing Tesla superchargers “across Wawa’s existing store network.”
“Wawa is introducing this offering so that travelers can not only enjoy the abundant amenities and fresh food Wawa has to offer, but also utilize Wawa for all their fueling and charging needs,” said Schaller.
Three factors influenced Wawa’s decision to partner with Tesla: the EV manufacturer’s vehicle family, which has a range greater than 200 miles; the Supercharger stations’ fast-charge capability; and the lower price point of the new Tesla Model 3 mass-market EV.