Last week, Walmart announced plans to build 2,500 electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations and 11,000 individual chargers across Walmart and Sam’s Club stores nationwide.
“By 2030, we intend to build our own EV fast-charging network at thousands of Walmart and Sam’s Club locations coast-to-coast,” said Vishal Kapadia, Walmart SVP of Energy Transformation, in an email to WR. “With a store or club located within 10 miles of approximately 90% of Americans, Walmart is uniquely positioned to deliver a convenient charging option that will help make EV ownership possible whether people live in rural, suburban, or urban areas.”
Walmart is positioned to deliver a convenient charging option to help make EV ownership possible whether people live in rural, suburban, or urban areas — even if they do not have a charger at home.
In a press release, Walmart says the development of low-cost EV charging stations is a part of their mission to help people save money and live better and will help ease transportation costs—the second-highest household cost for much of our country.