Plaid Pantry, a retailer operating 108 c-stores across Washington and Oregon, recognized the critical need to add EV fast charging at their retail locations as well as the challenges associated with delivering it grid constraints, demand charges, 50-70% reliability, and slow time to revenue.
These common factors result in degraded profitability, delayed revenue, and poor customer experience. Jonathan Polonsky, CEO and Chairman of Plaid Pantry, turned to Electric Era to provide solution(s). Electric Era’s PowerNode, a former SpaceX-engineered EV fast charging station, is the only solution to solve key grid integration challenges that increase profitability and deliver 4-month speed to market. Electric Era delivers this alongside industry-leading 98% station reliability for the best customer experience achievable.