Pittsburgh, PA-based GetGo Cafe and Market and car wash operators has announced the launch of a multi-faceted electric vehicle charging station expansion strategy, beginning with the opening of the retailer’s first Tesla Supercharger Station at a GetGo in Washington, Pa.

In addition to working with Tesla on additional Supercharger Stations in the near future, GetGo is in the process of launching its own proprietary, universal charging stations over the next 12 months. The combined efforts will enable GetGo to provide all guests with charging station access, regardless of the type of electric vehicle driven.

GetGo is a leader in delivering high-quality fuels, both traditional gasoline and an array of alternative fueling options. The retailer offers compressed natural gas fuel at various locations across Pennsylvania and Ohio and has plans to make electric vehicle charging stations accessible in all markets across its five-state footprint by 2025.

While the pandemic has impacted sales of all cars, including electric vehicles, alternative energy authority CleanTechnica estimates that more than 87,000 electric vehicles were sold in the United States between January and June 2020. As these sales continue, the need for consumer access to charging stations only increases. GetGo operates 263 locations throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland, and Indiana.