18, December, 2023
Electric vehicle (EV) charging business is now available at Starbucks stores in five U.S. states
Starbucks has opened EV charging stations at 15 locations along the 1,300-mile stretch between Denver and Seattle.
The 50 charging stations located at Starbucks stores in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington can charge any electric vehicle equipped with a CCS1 or CHAdeMO connector.
Why Start EV Charging Business?
Starbucks said it announced the project last year to address the lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in North America.
As of this summer, there were only 32,000 DC fast chargers publicly available in the United States, a fraction of the 2.3 million electric vehicles in the country.
“Seattle and Denver are two fast-growing EV markets, but importantly, EV charging stations are not plentiful, so we chose it,” a Starbucks spokesperson said.
Discover the Promise
Other operators are also capitalizing on Americans’ growing interest in electric vehicles and demand for more charging stations. Taco Bell, Whole Foods, 7-Eleven and Subway are plan to add EV chargers outside their stores.
Starbucks said it is “exploring partnerships with other automakers” to launch more electric vehicle charging operations in the future.