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RaceTrac Opens Its First Electric Vehicle Charger in Dallas

Convenience-store chain plans to install total of 20 by 2025
RaceTrac EV charger in Dallas
Photograph courtesy of RaceTrac

RaceTrac opened one of five new direct current fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers Thursday in Dallas. This is part of the convenience-store chain’s plans to install 20 new EV charging sites by the end of 2025 in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, market, RaceTrac CEO Natalie Morhous has said.

RaceTrac now has three EV chargers open in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, each with two recharging spots, a company spokesperson told CSP Tuesday. Two more will open soon, with one scheduled to open in early May.

  • RaceTrac is No. 17 on CSP’s 2024 Top 40 Update to the 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by store count. Watch for the full 2024 Top 202 ranking in the June issue of CSP magazine and in CSP Daily News.

At the installation on Thursday, several local government representatives joined RaceTrac’s EV leadership for a hands-on session to learn how the company is expanding the country’s EV charging infrastructure within the rapidly growing c-store sector, RaceTrac said in a LinkedIn post.

RaceTrac opened its first EV charging station at a c-store in Oxford, Alabama, in October. It partnered with EV charging provider EnviroSpark for the installation.

“As pioneers and innovators in the transportation and fuel industry, we are embarking on a new journey to support the development of an electrified transportation system,” Max McBrayer, RaceTrac’s former CEO, said when the first charger was installed in Oxford. “As a fuel provider—no matter the type—RaceTrac will meet the evolving needs of its guests and America’s motorists by providing EV drivers with access to a robust and reliable refueling network for years to come.”

A record 1.2 million EVs were sold in 2023, accounting for 7.6% of the total U.S. vehicle market, according to Kelley Blue Book. Cox Automotive predicts that number to grow to 10% in 2024.

RaceTrac, Atlanta, has about 580 RaceTrac-branded c-stores and more than 800 total including its RaceWay brand.

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