Technology/Services

Applegreen to Install Level 3 Universal Fast Charging Stations at New Service Areas in New York

EV chargers will be at all 27 remodeled service areas with up to 350 kilowatts of power
Applegreen EV chargers
Photograph courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority

Applegreen is opening a convenience-store location at the new Warners Service Area in Warners, New York, on I-90 between exits 39 and 40 at the westbound mile marker 292.

Dublin-based Applegreen on Jan. 1 took ownership of 11 McDonald’s locations, which closed at the end of 2022 when contracts expired, and now operates all 27 service areas—although many sites are still under construction, according to Jonathan Dougherty, deputy director of media relations and communications for the Thruway Authority. The Warners location is one of the remodels.

The changes are part of a $450 million project to modernize the 27 Thruway service areas built in the 1950s, a public-private project that began in summer 2021 using no toll dollars or state tax dollars.

As part of the project, Applegreen will be installing at four to eight Level 3 universal fast charging stations at every service area with up to 350 kilowatts of power that support all electric vehicles.

Currently, there are 41 Level 3 chargers available statewide with more than 70 scheduled to be available by the end of 2024. The Thruway Authority plans to create an end-to-end corridor of more than 130 fast charging EV stations with an average of 30 miles between each location system wide by the end of this project. A list of charging locations can be found here, and below is a map from the New York State Thruway Authority.

EV Map

According to Applegreen, reconstruction or renovation of 25 of the Thruway’s 27 service areas on schedule to be completed by the end of 2024.

The Warners Service Area’s other new businesses will include Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks (Drive-Thru) and Taste NY Food and Drink Products.

It will offer amenities such as outdoor seating, a dog walking area, a private nursing area and a digital tourism kiosk. It will also be the first of five select service areas that will include an adult changing station to improve accessibility for all motorists.

  • Applegreen is No. 34 on CSP’s 2022 Top 202 ranking of U.S. chains by total number of company-owned retail outlets.

Applegreen, the holding company of Petrogas Group U.S. Inc., Plainview, New York, made its U.S. debut in 2014 after opening its first sites in New York state. The U.S. business includes sites in the North, Midwest and Southeast under the Shell, Exxon, Mobil, Sunoco, BP, Chevron, Holiday, Freedom and Speedway fuel brands.

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