Mega-restaurant brand Subway and GenZ EV Solutions are partnering to build EV Charging Oasis stations of the future where customers can relax while their electric vehicles plug in and charge up, the companies announced Feb. 21.
Each rest area-style oasis will come equipped with charging canopies with multiple ports, picnic tables, WiFi, restrooms, green space and playgrounds. As part of a multi-year plan to rollout the Subway Oasis, smaller-format, fast EV charging stations will be piloted at select, new or newly remodeled restaurants across the U.S., starting in 2023.
GenZ EV Solutions works with RED E Charging, an EV charging network, to provide proprietary software, with uptime and reliability, as well as operating expertise for the EV charging stations and Subway Oasis. Both plans are designed to offer added convenience for on-the-go guests, while helping clean the planet air and generating incremental revenue for franchisees. Guests may also benefit from dedicated Subway promotions, available only while using an EV charging station.
“We’re constantly exploring new ways to innovate and exceed our guests’ expectations for a high-quality, convenient experience,” said Mike Kappitt, chief operating and insights officer of Subway, in a news release. “Our partnership with GenZ EV Solutions creates a dedicated space for drivers to charge their vehicle while enjoying their favorite Subway sandwich.”
As drivers increasingly shift to electric vehicles, Subway can offer a quick, reliable charge to EV motorists and contribute to a national network of charging stations. In addition to equipping communities with critical infrastructure, Subway will help bring a sustainable solution to market, ultimately improving local neighborhoods across the country.
“By coupling our technology and know-how with Red E Charging’s strategic site selection and Subway’s network of restaurants across the U.S., we are continuing to make key strides in building the EV infrastructure of tomorrow,” said Jose Valls, CEO of GenZ EV Solutions.
Subway is partnering with franchisees of traditional and non-traditional locations, to identify sites for both smaller-format EV charging stations as well as Subway EV Charging Oasis parks of the future. Franchisees interested in EV Charging development opportunities with Subway, can email [email protected].