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Wawa Adding EVgo Chargers to 6 Stores

Latest locations in convenience retailer’s 80-store electric vehicle charging network
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LOS ANGELES — Wawa Inc., through public fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) network EVgo Inc., has opened the first live EVgo station at a Wawa convenience store in Philadelphia.

The new charging station powers four charging stalls through two 100 kW fast chargers and one 350 kWh fast charger, capable of simultaneous charging. The launch of this new station marks EVgo’s sixth charging site at a Wawa location.

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new charging site on March 9th, and featured a lineup of local officials including Vincent Cipollone, director of retail fuel for Wawa; Patrick McDonnell, Pennsylvania Environmental Protection secretary; Christine Knapp, director of the Office of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia; and Ted Brooks, vice president of investor relations at EVgo.

“Our partnership with EVgo ensures Wawa stores are able to provide convenient EV charging services along with other amenities drivers are looking for,” said Cipollone. “Our store on Aramingo Avenue provides EV charging services to Philadelphia and is part of our current network of 80 stores hosting EV charging, which builds upon our mission of providing conveniences designed to meet the needs of our customers and furthering our commitment to sustainability through our partnership with EVgo.”

EVgo customers charging and shopping at Wawa have the added flexibility of going into the store for food, snacks, beverages and coffee or taking advantage of Wawa’s curbside delivery through the Wawa app.

“Many convenience stores are strategically located along high-traffic areas, and EVgo and Wawa are a great match—as a priority destination for customers seeking quick access to food and fuel,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “An effective transition to electric vehicles requires infrastructure, and our work with Wawa allows us to provide ideal locations for customers, particularly in the dense urban area of Philadelphia where many EV drivers may not have access to home chargers. We look forward to bringing more sites online with Wawa.”

Built in collaboration with General Motors and funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection’s Driving PA Forward initiative, this new station will provide a convenient and reliable EV charging experience close to where drivers live, work and play.

EVgo and Wawa have two additional charging sites currently under construction—one site in Pennsylvania and another in Maryland—that are expected to be operational in the next few months. Today, EVgo’s public fast charging network in Pennsylvania features 40 charging stalls, 32 DC fast chargers and 7 L2 chargers.

With more than 800 fast charging locations, EVgo’s owned and operated charging network serves more than 68 metropolitan areas across 35 states and more than 310,000 customer accounts. Founded in 2010, EVgo partners with automakers; fleet and rideshare operators; retail hosts such as hotels, shopping centers, gas stations and parking lot operators; and other stakeholders to deploy advanced charging technology to expand network availability. It works closely with business and government leaders to accelerate the adoption of EVs.

  • Wawa is No. 9 on CSP’s 2022 Top 40 Update to the 2021 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by store count. Watch for the full 2022 Top 202 ranking in the June issue of CSP magazine.

Wawa, based in Wawa, Pa., has more than 900 convenience stores, including approximately 700 in the Mid-Atlantic region of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and more than 200 in Florida.

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