Some of the most high-traffic venues in the country — convenience stores, big-box retailers, travel centers and quick-stop restaurants — are having an aha! moment: Adding electric vehicle chargers on site could bring in new customers to shop while their cars power up.
Subway announced plans to install EV chargers this week, while BP Products North America acquired TravelCenters of America, expanding its EV charging goals, this month.
The addition of EV charging hubs at popular retail, restaurant and travel center locations could be a tipping point for electrification, said Loren McDonald, analyst at EVAdoption.
Such businesses "see this as a long-term gain," he said. "They are trying to figure it out."