Volvo will set up as many as 60 Volvo-branded, ChargePoint DC quick chargers at as much as 15 Starbucks areas alongside a 1,350-mile route from the Denver space to the espresso firm’s Seattle headquarters.
DETROIT – Volvo Automobiles and Starbucks are partnering on a pilot program to analysis the utilization and potential scalability of electrical automobile chargers on the espresso big’s shops nationwide, the businesses introduced Tuesday.
As a part of the pilot, Volvo will set up as many as 60 Volvo-branded, ChargePoint DC quick chargers at as much as 15 Starbucks areas alongside a 1,350-mile route from the Denver space to the espresso firm’s Seattle headquarters.
Volvo and Starbucks will monitor stations carefully and assess utilization by electrical automobile house owners to find out potential growth of this system, in line with a consultant for the businesses.
Charging infrastructure is seen as a serious hurdle to EV adoption, prompting automotive and charging firms to launch partnerships to review use instances and set up chargers throughout the U.S.
Volvo and Starbucks plan to determine a charging location about each 100 miles, nicely inside the battery vary of most electrical automobiles. Set up of the chargers is scheduled this summer time and is predicted to be accomplished by the tip of this 12 months, the businesses mentioned.
The Volvo-branded chargers can be open to all EV house owners with a ChargePoint account. Volvo house owners can entry the stations at no cost or at preferential charges, in line with a press launch.
The announcement comes a day earlier than Starbucks’ annual assembly that’s anticipated to spotlight its sustainability efforts, amongst different issues. Individually, the espresso chain on Tuesday additionally unveiled the newest steps it is taking to cut back its disposable cup utilization.