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Slurpees, scratch tickets and EV charging…the ultimate in convenience. 

Soon a Big Gulp won’t be the only thing that gives you a charge at your favourite convenience store. By the end of 2022, 7-Eleven plans to add 500 Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) ports to 250 select locations across Canada and the U.S.  

Adding to the company’s existing 22 charging stations located at 14 stores in four states, these new EV charging stations will give EV drivers more options when it comes to getting a charge on the go. 

7-Eleven has been a leader in its efforts to reduce emissions. The company recently reset its goal to reduce CO2 emissions from 20% to 50% after surpassing the earlier target. 

“7-Eleven has always been a leader in new ideas and technology to better serve the needs of our customers,” said Joe DePinto, president and CEO of 7-Eleven. “Adding 500 charging ports at 250 7-Eleven stores will make EV charging more convenient and help accelerate broader adoption of EVs and alternative fuels. We are committed to the communities we serve and to working toward a more sustainable future.”

Unlike many EV charging stations that are located in retailer parking lots and community spaces, 7-Eleven offers something more attractive to EV drivers. With locations on major roads and adjacent to highways, 7-Eleven will make charging an EV as convenient as putting gas in a tank. 

As people transition into electric vehicles and the need for convenience store gas stations diminishes, 7-Eleven is thinking ahead. With a plan to install at least 500 fast-charging DC ports by the end of the year, 7-Eleven will no doubt capture a large portion of the growing market of EV drivers. 

“7-Eleven’s legacy is bringing convenience to the customer, and that continues to evolve – from ice on a dock in 1927 to electricity for your car today,” said DePinto. “7-Eleven’s rapid expansion of EV charging ports across the country is good for our customers and our planet and it’s the right thing to do.”

So next time you stop at a 7-Eleven for a Slurpee or a snack, remind yourself you’re doing something for the greater good. What’s better than a sugar high while supporting a company with a vision of a more sustainable future?