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Automaker, Coffee Giant Team Up on EV Charging Network

The network will cover a 1,350-mile route.

Volvo Cars announced it will partner with Starbucks to produce a public electric vehicle charging network.

The automaker said its pilot installations would feature up to 60 Volvo-branded ChargePoint DC fast chargers at as many as 15 Starbucks locations.

The network covers a 1,350-mile route from Denver to Seattle and is scheduled to begin this summer and be completed by the end of 2022.

The plan is to have a charging location approximately every 100 miles. 

According to Volvo, ChargePoint DC fast chargers can bring the Volvo C40 Recharge from 20% to 90% in about 40 minutes. 

Drivers can use the ChargePoint app to locate charging stations at participating Starbucks. 

The charging stations will be open to all EV drivers, but Volvo Cars drivers will benefit from no charge or preferential rates. 

Volvo Cars’ goal is to be a fully electric car company by 2030.

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