Giant stores to offer electric vehicle charging stations


Giant Food, which operates four grocery stores in New Castle and Sussex counties, will partner with  Volta to provide free-to-use electric vehicle charging stations at their stores.

The installation of 60 EV charging stations will be completed by the end of 2020, and 200 are expected to be installed by mid-2021 as part of Giant’s larger sustainability initiatives. 

All stores launched will offer two Volta charging stations. Screens will serve as a point of engagement, sharing featured in-store specials and promotions for Giant loyalty shoppers.   

“Providing our shoppers and communities free electric charging services is part of Giant’slarger sustainability efforts,” said Ira Kress, President of Giant Food. “We are excited to offer our customers who opt for electric cars the satisfaction of quick and free charging while they shop.  It’s a value for our shoppers that also benefits the environment.”

“We are proud to have been selected as the preferred provider of electric vehicle charging stations by Giant Food, a company whose commitment to a sustainable future aligns well with Volta’s mission,” said Scott Mercer, Founder and CEO, Volta. “We are working with Giant to deliver a seamless charging experience to their growing number of forward-thinking shoppers.”


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Giant, Landover, is owned by the same company but is operated separately from Giant (Pennsylvania), a non-union chain. The company has other stores in Washington, D.C, Maryland and  Virginia.

The Netherlands=based  parent company Ahold Delhaize also owns the Food Lion chain, which has stores in Delaware. Food Lion operates separately from Giants, but is beginning to share house-labeled brands.