Starbucks and Volvo Open EV Charging Spots Along Denver-to-Seattle Route

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Starbucks and Volvo have opened a public network of 50 DC (direct current) fast charging stations along the 1,350-mile route from Denver to Seattle, following through on electrification plans first announced in March 2022. The chargers, located at 15 Starbucks cafés, provide up to 110 miles of charge in as little as 15 minutes on 2024 model year and newer Volvo XC40 and C40 Recharge models.

Drivers of fully electric Volvo models with Google embedded can use the car’s ChargePoint app to find and access stations at participating Starbucks locations, and drivers of other electric vehicles (EVs) with a standard CCS1 or CHAdeMO receptable can use the ChargePoint smartphone app.

“Public EV charging should be as easy as getting a great cup of coffee — and now, it can be thanks to our partnership with Volvo Car USA,” said Michael Kobori, Chief Sustainability Officer at Starbucks in a statement.

The route passes through several Federal Opportunity Zones, which will give these underserved communities access to charging infrastructure. Multiple scenic spots along the route, including Arches National Park in Utah and Washington State’s Snoqualmie Pass, will unlock zero tailpipe emission for EV drivers.


“The value of this partnership is offering fast charging with great amenities,” said Mike Cottone, President, Volvo Car USA and Canada in a statement. “These Starbucks locations provide a perfect spot along a long drive to relax and quickly recharge not only the car, but the driver.”

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