The company aims to make electric vehicle charging more convenient in Upstate NY.
October 26th, 2022, Rochester, NY – Quicklee’s Convenience Stores, headquartered in Avon, NY, has opened three level 3 DC Fast Charge charging stations for electric vehicles at their Batavia, Belmont, and Avon Travel Center locations. The charging stations were manufactured by Chargepoint, one of the industry’s largest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging and open charging network providers.
“As a community-focused organization, we must pay attention to and be prepared to help address the needs of our customers and the communities we serve.” Ken Perelli, Quicklee’s VP and COO, added, “Electric vehicles are growing in demand, and our customers, as well as travelers passing through, need and want convenient places to stop and charge up.”
Quicklee’s partnered with the Power Management Company of Victor, NY, to aid in the rollout of the charging stations. Together they identified which locations would be ideal for the EV charging infrastructure. Power Management provided Quickly with a turnkey solution on the project, including design, installation, incentive coordination, and commissioning services.
“We are proud to partner with Quicklee’s on their venture to offer electric vehicle fueling across their convenience stores and fueling stations.” Stated Michael J. Hedges, Quicklee’s Energy Advisor and VP of Sales at Power Management Company. “Quicklee’s put forth considerable time, effort, and financial resources to start building out EV charging infrastructure for the benefit of the communities they are a part of.”
The new charging stations are part of a network of over 200,000 charging ports globally. The ChargePoint units deployed can offer up to 125kW charging capacity and a majority charge to vehicles within 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the make and model of the electric car. The chargers are app-driven, making planning and payment easy for travelers.
“Range anxiety, or worry stemming from how long your charge will last, is a real concern for many EV owners.” Said Hedges. “Power Management commends QQuickleein their dedication to serving the under-developed EV infrastructure market and doing their part to improve convenience for EV drivers on main thoroughfares in New York State.
Quicklee’s leadership team continues to evaluate locations for new chargers, with possible destinations throughout their service territory from Buffalo to Syracuse. Tesla charging adapters will be available at places with a charging stations soon.
Through their partnership with Power Management, Quicklee’s is evaluating electric power commercial fleets’ energy needs and ways to integrate future faster-charging technologies. For more information about Quickly and the chargers and these locations, please visit www.quicklees.com.