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Iowa 80 Truckstop installs EV charging stations

April 29, 2021
The World’s Largest Truckstop installed two universal DC fast ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations capable of providing an 80 percent charge in 20-30 minutes.

Iowa 80 Truckstop, the World’s Largest Truckstop, installed two DC fast ChargePoint EV charging stations. The installation is up and running and positioned just north of the gas islands on the property. These are universal chargers that can charge any brand of electric vehicle to 80 percent in 20-30 minutes, according to the company.

The EV charging stations are self-service and easy to operate. Guests will be able to pull in, plug in, and be free to eat and shop while their vehicle charges.

“We have been working on this project for quite some time and are excited to now be able to offer this convenience to our customers,” said Delia Moon Meier, senior vice president. “For those traveling across Interstate 80, our charging stations are located in the perfect spot between Chicago and Des Moines.”

Iowa 80 began this project over a year ago by first installing a substation that can provide 760kw of charging power to EV chargers; providing the option to add more charging stations in the future.

“At Iowa 80 Truckstop, we are committed to serving customers to help them on their journey, whether it’s a hot meal, snacks, gifts, gas, or an EV charge,” said Meier. “They can count on us to keep up with the times and adapt to their needs.”