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Quicklee’s Installs EV Chargers

Chain works to prevent range anxiety
electric vehicle charging stations
Photograph courtesy of Quicklee's

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Quicklee’s Convenience Stores  has opened three level 3 DC Fast Charge charging stations for electric vehicles at its Batavia, Belmont and Avon, N.Y., travel center locations. The charging stations were manufactured by ChargePoint, an EV charging and open charging network provider.

Avon, N.Y.-based Quicklee's has 23 c-stores in New York.

“As a community-focused organization, we have to pay attention to and be prepared to help address the needs of our customers, and the communities we serve,” said Ken Perelli, vice president and COO at Quicklee’s. “Electric vehicles are growing in demand, and our customers, as well as travelers passing through, need and want convenient places to stop and charge up.”

To aid in the rollout of the charging stations, Quicklee’s partnered with Power Management Co., based in Victor, N.Y. Together they identified which locations to install the EV charging infrastructure.  Power Management provided design, installation, incentive coordination and commissioning services.

“We are proud to partner with Quicklee’s on their venture to offer electric vehicle fueling across their portfolio of convenience stores and fueling stations,” said Michael Hedges, vice president of sales at Power Management and energy advisor for Quicklee’s.

The new charging stations are part of a network of more than 200,000 charging ports globally.  The ChargePoint units deployed can offer up to 125kW charging capacity, and a majority charge vehicles within 20 to 30 minutes depending on the make and model of the electric vehicle. The chargers are app-driven, bringing planning and payment onto the smartphone. ChargePoint is based in Campbell, Calif.

“Range anxiety, or worry stemming from how long your charge will last, is a real concern for many EV owners,” said Hedges. “Power Management commends Quicklee’s in their dedication to serve the under-developed EV infrastructure market and doing their part to improve convenience for EV drivers on main thoroughfares in New York State.”

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