Walmart and Sam’s Club in the U.S. plan to make electric vehicle (EV) ownership more accessible, reliable, convenient and affordable for them across the country. By 2030, the company intends to build its own EV fast-charging network at thousands of Walmart and Sam’s Club locations coast-to-coast. This would be in addition to the almost 1,300 EV fast-charging stations the company already has available at more than 280 U.S. facilities.
With a store or club located within 10 miles of approximately 90% of Americans, Walmart said it's uniquely positioned to deliver a convenient charging option that will help make EV ownership possible whether people live in rural, suburban or urban areas.
"Our goal is to meet the needs of customers and members where they live and open the road to those driving across the country. Easy access to on-the-go charging is a game-changer for drivers who have been hesitant to purchase an EV for concerns they won’t be able to find a charger in a clean, bright and safe location when needed," said Vishal Kapadia, Senior Vice President, Energy Transformation.