QuickChek has joined forces with Tesla, the California-based maker of the award-winning electric Model S sedan and Model X SUV, to launch a Tesla Supercharger station at the company’s fresh convenience market in Ulster, N.Y.
The installation of the world’s fastest electric vehicle charging technology is the latest innovative service offered by QuickChek, which was recently named the 2016 Convenience Store Chain of the Year by Convenience Store Decisions magazine.
Tesla Superchargers are strategically placed to allow owners to drive from station to station with minimal stops. The Tesla Supercharger is substantially more powerful than any existing charging technology, providing up to 120 kilowatts of power and replenishing up to 170 miles of range in as little as 30 minutes. While they charge, drivers can go into the fresh convenience market and enjoy a freshly prepared food or beverage item exactly as they like it 24 hours a day and get back on the road quickly.
Supercharger stations are strategically placed along well-traveled highways near restaurants, shopping centers and WiFi hotspots to minimize stops during long distance travel, making the QuickChek store at 640 Washington Avenue just off exit 19 on the New York Thruway a natural fit for travelers in the Catskills or Albany area.
“We are pleased to provide Tesla owners traveling along the Thruway with the opportunity to enjoy a great cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and the chance to pick up market items while their vehicle charges,” said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling. “Having Tesla Supercharger stations on site enables us to continue our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers in the area.”
Modern by industry standards, family-owned QuickChek stores provide one-stop shopping with an award-winning fresh food and beverage program, a wide variety of grocery and market items including fresh baked goods from an in-store bakery, and excellent customer service provided by locally hired team members.
The 6,584-square-foot store serving the Kingston/Ulster area is just off exit 19 on the New York Thruway and is open 24 hours a day, enabling consumers to create delicious custom-made oven-toasted fresh subs, sandwiches, wraps and salads and personalized hot and cold beverages exactly as they want them, any time of day or night.
Travelers can also place orders in advance through the QuickChek mobile app then enjoy amenities such as the eight free Tesla Supercharging posts; no-fee ATMs which provide additional added value to consumers; indoor and outdoor seating; to-go market items including a selection of craft beers; and 70 parking spaces.
Offering Tesla Supercharging is another first for the Kingston/Ulster location. The store, which opened on Aug. 27, 2013, was the first QuickChek in New York State to have an in-store Q Café in which friendly baristas can custom make more than 60 varieties of handcrafted hot and iced cold drinks, including blended-to-order fruit smoothies and fresh-brewed espressos, cappuccinos and lattes.
Privately-held, Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based QuickChek has 145 fresh convenience market locations throughout the Hudson Valley where it has 12 stores, New Jersey and Long Island.
Tesla Supercharger stations and now the QuickChek store in Ulster are hosted on Tesla’s interactive webpage and in-vehicle navigation. Tesla owners use the 17-inch touch screens in their cars to easily plan trips and locate the property.