Walmart Opens a New Window. is giving electric car owners more places to recharge their vehicle at its stores while traveling across the U.S.
The retail giant announced Thursday it opened more than 120 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations at Walmart locations in 34 states. Walmart partnered with Electrify America to add the charging stations, which are mainly located on major interstates and highways to provide drivers easy access to them.
“Along with providing our customers with an enhanced shopping experience through added convenience, this initiative also allows us to contribute to the expansion and accessibility of our nation’s EV charging station infrastructure,” Mark Vanderhelm, Walmart’s vice president of energy.
Vanderhelm said many of its associates and customers drive electric vehicles. The 150 kilowatt and 350 kilowatt DC Fast stations can charge a vehicle at speeds of up to 20 miles per minute of charging. Walmart is aiming to give electric car drivers the ease of traveling cross-country without worrying about having enough power to move ahead.