Brookdale ShopRite and EVgo unveil new fast charging station

Representative Mikie Sherrill and Bloomfield executives visit the store to celebrate the new electric vehicle charging stands

BLOOMFIELD, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The newly renovated Brookdale ShopRite today held a groundbreaking ceremony for the launch of an EVgo Inc. fast-charging electric vehicle (EVgo) station (NASDAQ: EVGO) (EVgo) in its parking lot at 1409 Broad Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

This EVgo charging station offers a charge of 100 kW to 350 kW and can serve four vehicles simultaneously. The station was funded through the PSE&G Electric Vehicle Charging Program, which is designed to support the deployment of EV chargers for a range of customers. This latest launch is part of a campaign to install and offer charging stations in the communities where ShopRite stores operate. EVgo is one of the largest public electric vehicle fast-charging networks in the country and is powered by 100% renewable energy.

“We are thrilled to be working with EVgo to unveil this new charging station for our ShopRite customers and the people of Bloomfield,” said Neil Greenstein, Third Generation Grocer and owner and operator of Brookdale ShopRite. “We recently completed a full renovation of the Brookdale store, and the next step was to provide an EV fast charging station in our parking lot. At ShopRite, we’re always looking for ways to provide the best possible shopping experience for our customers, and making it easy to charge their electric vehicles is part of that commitment. »

A family-owned business serving the local community for more than 50 years, Brookdale ShopRite completed an extensive renovation earlier this year that included store-wide improvements, new departments and fresh food offerings, as well as the installation of new energy-efficient LED lighting and refrigerated display cases. .

The new EVgo charging station outside the store complements all the great work inside the store and is available to both customers shopping in-store and members of the community.

Greenstein was joined at the ribbon cutting by community leaders and guests, including Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, Bloomfield Mayor Michael J. Venezia, Essex County Commissioner Vice Chairman Carlos Pomares and Councilman Nicholas Joanow.

“EVgo builds charging stations in convenient locations where drivers can charge their EVs while performing daily activities, such as going to the grocery store,” said Stacy Huston, Portfolio Account Manager at EVgo. “As more and more drivers switch to electric vehicles, EVgo is excited to expand its partnerships with site hosts such as Brookdale ShopRite to increase access to electric vehicle charging and build more infrastructure in communities. communities in New Jersey and beyond.”

ShopRite has been supporting sustainability efforts – both in stores and communities – for more than four decades and plans to add more electric vehicle charging stations to its stores, enabling more drivers to go green. electricity with convenient access to public charging. Wakefern Food Corp., the logistics, distribution and merchandising arm of ShopRite, is working with Wakefern members and stores to identify locations for new charging stations.

“Wakefern’s electric vehicle charging initiative is important for the co-op and our supermarket banners. This is an ambitious effort to work with vendors to bring this critical infrastructure to many of our stores and communities,” said Andrew Pittel, Director of Real Estate at Wakefern.

EVgo fast-charging stations are compatible with all fast-charging capable electric vehicle models currently on the market, such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV, GMC Hummer EV, Kia EV6, Nissan LEAF and more. Electric vehicle drivers can easily initiate a fast charging session over the network with the EVgo app, EVgo program card (RFID card), EVgo Autocharge+ or credit card. Additionally, all drivers with an EVgo account can earn points for charging credit via EVgo rewards™.

The EVgo network has more than 850 public fast-charging locations and serves more than 60 metropolitan areas in more than 30 states, including nearly 20 EVgo fast-charging locations in the Garden State. New Jersey is a leader in electric vehicle adoption on the East Coast, and public electric vehicle fast-charging stations are important in helping the state meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.

About ShopRite

ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With hundreds of supermarkets located in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves millions of customers every week. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to ending hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated nearly $62 million to food banks that support more than 2,200 worthwhile charities. As title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated more than $35 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com.

About EVgo

EVgo (Nasdaq: EVGO) is a leader in charging solutions, building and operating the infrastructure and tools needed to accelerate mass adoption of electric vehicles for individual drivers, ride-sharing and commercial fleets, and businesses. Since its inception in 2010, EVgo has paved the way for a cleaner transport future and its network has been powered by 100% renewable energy since 2019 thanks to renewable energy certificates. As one of the nation’s largest public fast-charging networks, the EVgo-owned and operated charging network includes more than 850 fast-charging locations – currently serving more than 60 metro areas in more than 30 states – and continues to add more DC fast charging slots via EVgo eXtend™, its white label service offer. EVgo is accelerating the electrification of transportation through partnerships with automakers, fleet and ride-sharing operators, retail hosts such as grocery stores, shopping malls and gas stations, policy makers and organizations. other organizations. With a rapidly growing network, robust software products and unique service offerings for drivers and partners including EVgo Optima™, EVgo indoors™, EVgo rewards™, and Auto Recharge+EVgo enables a world-class charging experience where drivers live, work, travel and play.

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