Walmart has revealed its intentions to construct electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at numerous Walmart and Sam’s Club stores nationwide by the year 2030, as the popularity of EVs continues to rise.
Walmart is strategically located, with stores or clubs within 10 miles of about 90% of Americans, enabling them to provide convenient EV charging options for people in rural, suburban, and urban areas. By installing charging stations across the country, Walmart aims to address concerns of EV drivers who worry about finding charging locations. Currently, they have approximately 1,300 fast-charging stations at 280 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations in the U.S.
The move towards EVs is beneficial for the environment as well, as traditional non-electric cars emit over five tons of harmful carbon pollutants annually, while EVs produce no tailpipe pollution. Even plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) emit significantly less tailpipe pollution compared to gasoline vehicles.
Electric vehicles (EVs) offer both environmental and financial benefits. EV owners save around 60% annually on fuel costs compared to owners of similar gasoline vehicles. Additionally, maintenance and repair expenses are significantly lower for EVs, usually half of what is spent on gasoline-powered vehicles.
This commitment to sustainability aligns with the goal of helping customers lead better, easier, and more eco-friendly lives. It’s a significant victory for busy families, drivers, our nation, and the planet.