Walgreens Adding Electric Vehicle Stations to the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL CBSA
Walgreens and Miami Beach, FL-based Car Charging Group Inc. have announced an expansion plan for electric vehicle charging services to 13 Walgreens locations in Tampa, St. Petersburg as well as in Orlando. Car Charging Group stated that the exact locations of the new stations have yet to be identified, according to a company spokesperson. The partnership follows an increased focus by retail drug giant Walgreens to focus on green technologies at its stores.
In order for customers to use these new charging stations, they will have to register with CarCharging.com to obtain an RFID keychain card. The card allows purchasing of charging time, and customers can also pay with credit cards. Currently, Walgreens has six locations utilizing charging across Tampa Bay:
128 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon
4651 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
33670 U.S. Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor
4401 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach
3077 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg
814 Cleveland St., Clearwater
Walgreens has a strong presence in the Tampa CBSA. According to Chain Store Guide’s 2011 Drug Industry Market Share Report, the company holds the #1 market position with a 39.3% prescription market share in addition to a market leading 137 area pharmacies.
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