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Starbucks, Volvo team to install new EV charging station in Uintah area

By Tim Vandenack - | Mar 8, 2023

Photo supplied, Starbucks

Starbucks and Volvo are teaming to install electrical vehicle charging stations along the interstate corridor connecting Denver and Seattle. One of the charging stations is in the Uintah area, near the Interstate 84-U.S. 89 intersection.

UINTAH — With growing calls among some for increased use of electric cars, a pair of corporate giants have teamed to install a charging station in Weber County, aiming to make it easier for electric cars traveling the Denver-Seattle corridor.

It’s one of scores of charging stations sprouting around Weber County and the state, notably along the Wasatch Front, as electric vehicle use increases, according to ChargeHub, which maps such locations across the country.

Starbucks, the cafe chain, and Volvo, the Swedish car maker, partnered in installation of four ChargePoint chargers at the Starbucks at 6680 S. 2500 East in the Uintah area. That’s near the intersection of Interstate 84 and U.S. 89, along the 1,350-mile or so interstate corridor connecting Seattle and Denver.

“Seattle and Denver are two fast-growing EV markets, however, the corridor that connects the cities is underserved when it comes to existing infrastructure, so we saw an opportunity to connect them,” said a statement from Starbucks.

As many as 15 charging stations are planned at Starbucks locations between the two cities, with another located at a Provo Starbucks. Motorists will have to pay a fee to use them.

“This is part of Starbucks commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and invite customers to join in efforts to better our planet,” Starbucks said.

Sandy is another proposed charging station site along with several cities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Colorado.


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