Sandwich restaurant Subway aims to capitalize on electric vehicle (EV) popularity by launching EV charging destinations.
- Subway plans to launch an EV “oasis” equipped with charging stations, playgrounds, and other amenities in a partnership with infrastructure startup GenZ EV Solutions.
- The restaurant chain says it is starting small by adding EV charging stations to some of its restaurants and planning to launch the “oasis” facilities later.
- The facilities will capitalize on what current EV charging destinations lack—amenities. The oasis will have playgrounds, picnic tables, and other offerings to enjoy while waiting for the vehicle to finish charging.
Why it’s important
EVs are rapidly growing in popularity, and more companies are looking to add EV chargers to their businesses to capitalize on the growth, including sandwich restaurant Subway.
As more people switch to EVs, more charging stations have to be built, but many of the stations lack amenities, and Subway is working to change that.
It can take up to a few hours for an EV to charge depending on how low the battery level is, and most people result to sitting in their car or getting a bite to eat as they wait for their vehicle to charge, but Subway is looking to create an all in one “oasis” for EV chargers.
The “Subway Oasis” will come equipped with picnic tables, playgrounds, and other amenities for families using chargers to enjoy while waiting for their vehicles to charge. Not only does it help keep people entertained, but it also helps Subway capitalize on the growing EV trend.
Subway plans to start small by adding EV charging stations to some of its restaurants and launching the “oasis” facilities later.
“Equitable access to charging is essential to the adoption of EVs in the future, and Subway’s scale will play an important role in democratizing charging infrastructure for millions of Americans,” says GenZ CEO Jose Valls.