Couche-Tard launches US EV charging rollout
by CM Staff
The company says it is also considering 200 more sites across North America in preparation for 2024.
LAVAL — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has launched its deployment of Circle K electric vehicle fast chargers in the United States.
The company says it plans to bring EV charging units to 200 Circle K and Couche-Tard stores across North America over the next two years.
Couche-Tard introduced its first U.S. site with DC fast charging under the Circle K banner at a new prototype Circle K store in Rock Hill, S.C.
Along with future deployments across its North American network, the company says it will use the Rock Hill site to better understand U.S. customer needs, closely tracking driver usage and the resulting impacts on in-store foot traffic. The store is the launching point for the company’s U.S. EV charging station rollout because of its convenient location.
As the company fulfills its plan to expand EV charger availability in the U.S. and Canada, Couche-Tard says it will be looking at areas with strong EV adoption rates and electric delivery infrastructure to set up charging options for customers, both in-town or on the highway.
Following its rollout in Europe, the company plans to deploy its own charging assets to serve the EV customer base and continue to partner with other participants in the emerging e-mobility economy.
“We are committed to playing a key role in meeting our customers’ evolving mobility needs as demand for sustainable energy choices continues to grow in all of our markets,” said Louise Warner, Couche-Tard’s senior vice president, Global Fuels in a statement.