Supercenter gets charging stations
Owners of electric and hybrid vehicles will get a surprise the next time they arrive at the Walmart Supercenter on north Beltline Drive.
Greeting them will be a new electric vehicle charging station. The station will allow busy families to charge their electric vehicles while they shop and is part of a broader plan by Walmart to develop a coast-to-coast EV charging network.
According to a press release, the Electrify America chargers are available to the public for use 24 hours a day and feature 150 kilowatt (kW) and 350kW DC fast chargers – currently among the most powerful EV chargers available on the market. Chargers at this power can charge capable vehicles at speeds of up to 20 miles of range per minute.
The charging stations offer CCS connectors and CHAdeMO chargers, meaning almost every EV model on the road today can charge there.
“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, vice president of energy for Walmart Inc. said. “Many of our Walmart associates and customers are EV drivers so providing access to these stations is the right thing to do for our customers, our business and the environment.”