The 180-kW, dual-connector charger will offer quick charging options for all battery electric vehicles in about 15 to 20 minutes. Additional chargers are planned for installation at store locations in Dallas, Texas before the end of 2024. RaceTrac operates over 570 convenience store locations in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Tennessee.
“As pioneers and innovators in the transportation and fuel industry, we are embarking on a new journey to support the development of an electrified transportation system,” said Max McBrayer, CEO at RaceTrac. “As a fuel provider — no matter the type — RaceTrac will meet the evolving needs of its guests and America’s motorists by providing EV drivers with access to a robust and reliable refuelling network for years to come.”
With its competitive electricity rates for EV charging and central location to destinations throughout the Southeast, Alabama was a logical choice for RaceTrac’s first charging station.
While the Oxford charging station marks a significant milestone for RaceTrac, it’s only the beginning of the company’s journey into the EV market. Over the coming months and years, RaceTrac will continue to expand its EV charging network, underscoring the commitment to meet guest needs and deliver on the promise of making people’s lives simpler and more enjoyable.
The Oxford charging station boasts one Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC) with two CCS ports, both situated under a dedicated RaceTrac canopy, similar to those found above traditional fuel pumps. The canopy provides shelter for guests looking to charge and differentiates RaceTrac from most EV charging sites.
In addition to the new chargers, the Oxford RaceTrac location continues to offer a variety of traditional fuel options, including diesel canopies for large trucks. The store opened in 2021 and is part of RaceTrac’s continued growth into Alabama. Eight RaceTrac stores currently operate within the state, while two new travel centres are scheduled to open in the fall of 2023, near the cities of Huntsville and Muscle Shoals.