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Royal Farms to Install 30 DC Fast Chargers

Retailer gets funding from the Maryland Department of the Environment
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Royal Farms convenience stores will install 30 DC Fast Chargers at more than a dozen of its stores throughout Maryland and Delaware, providing 60 charging ports and bringing more accessible EV charging to the region of the mid-Atlantic.

Working with Blink Charging Co., Royal Farms will install 180kW DC fast charging units at six locations, and 60kW charging units at 12 locations. Additional locations are anticipated to follow, according to Blink Charging. Funding was secured in part through the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Electric Corridors Grants Program.

“Our collaboration with Blink Charging ... will expand charging capabilities to much of our network and delight our customers," said Tom Ruszin, fuel and environment leader for Royal Farms. "Royal Farms looks forward to working with Blink on building out the EV charging network in the mid-Atlantic region.”

  • With 268 stores, Baltimore-based Royal Farms ranked No. 30 on CSP's2023 Top 202 list of the largest c-store chains in the country.

As forecasted by S&P Global Mobility, the United States must quadruple the number of EV chargers between 2022 and 2025 to meet increased demand for charging stations from growing EV sales. Blink’s efforts will help to improve the EV charging infrastructure and promote EV adoption throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

“EV charging must be convenient to be most effective, and this is an exciting step toward bringing convenience and accessibility to EV drivers in Maryland and Delaware,” said Jim Nemec, chief revenue officer of Blink Charging.

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