At the moment, Buc-ee’s has a limited presence in the United States, boasting shops in southern states like Alabama and Georgia, as well as some new budding locations a tad farther north and west in cities like Johnstown, Colorado, and Smiths Grove, Kentucky. The company’s current popularity combined with its gradual expansion means that we may see even more convenience stores open in additional states in the coming years, aiding in the proliferation of EV charging options in the United States.
In a press release about the new business move, Mercedes-Benz executive Andrew Cornelia said, “Within a remarkably short period, we’ve made significant strides towards opening several charging hubs at Buc-ee’s travel centers. Buc-ee’s strategic locations along major travel routes, combined with their commitment to clean and accessible amenities, aligns perfectly with our vision.”
Some Buc-ee’s locations will offer the EV charging hubs by the end of 2023, according to the company, while another 30 or so will be installed throughout 2024. Mercedes hasn’t revealed which locations are first in the pipeline for this upgrade, though that information may be announced in the coming months as new locations are established.