Subway shops to offer EV charging with GenZ
Subway has teamed up with GenZ EV Solutions to bring an “EV Charging Oasis” to Subway’s fast food sites. As part of the multi-year rollout, the partners will pilot smaller fast charging stations at select, new or remodelled restaurants across the USA this year.
In the long run, Subway envisions charging canopies with multiple ports, picnic tables, Wi-Fi, restrooms, green space, and playgrounds. To identify sites for smaller and more significant “EV Charging Oasis” parks, Subway asks franchisees to state their interest.
Technical details have not been disclosed, nor has Subway mentioned the envisioned number of charge parks. 37,000 Subway franchise restaurants can be found in more than 100 countries.
GenZ EV is relatively new and has only been publicly active since the end of February 2022. Founded by US automotive industry experts, the company formed a sales cooperation with ADS-TEC Energy to distribute the German companies charging equipment in the US.
Today’s statement also sees GenZ working with RED E Charging to select suitable sites.
“By coupling our technology and know-how with Red E Charging’s strategic site selection and Subway’s network of restaurants across the US, we are continuing to make key strides in building the EV infrastructure of tomorrow,” said Jose Valls, CEO of GenZ EV Solutions.
“We’re constantly exploring new ways to innovate and exceed our guests’ expectations for a high-quality, convenient experience,” added Mike Kappitt, Chief Operating and Insights Officer of Subway. “Our partnership with GenZ EV Solutions is a win for our guests, our franchisees and our planet.”
The idea to combine EV charging and fast food is, of course, not new. McDonald’s runs numerous cooperations with infrastructure providers. Also, Starbucks and Volvo Cars reportedly teamed up to install a charging corridor in the States with ChargePoint.