Press Release - 19/03/19
HTEC and 7-Eleven Canada to Open Retail Hydrogen Refueling Stations in BC
A convenient one-stop-shop for fuel cell electric vehicle drivers in British Columbia needing both hydrogen and a Slurpee® drink
VANCOUVER, March 19, 2019 – HTEC (Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation) is proud to announce it is collaborating with international convenience-store chain, 7-Eleven, Inc. (7-Eleven) to build two retail hydrogen refueling stations in British Columbia.
The station locations— one in North Vancouver and another proposed for Vancouver Island—will be part of the six-station network HTEC is building to support the rollout of the first 1,000 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in BC. The stations will operate at 7-Eleven sites where Esso-branded fuel is sold.
7-Eleven is the largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises, and licenses more than 67,000 stores in 17 countries, including more than 600 locations in Canada.
Corporate sustainability is an important focus for the company. 7-Eleven recently expanded its RENEW™ Emissions Offset Program in Canada and the United States. The program invests in carbon emissions offset projects such as reforestation, solar power, wind power, and more to offset tailpipe emissions.
“We couldn’t lead the rollout of Canada’s first network of hydrogen refueling stations without strong relationships with companies supporting the drive towards clean transportation. The stations we build with 7-Eleven will expand HTEC’s hydrogen refueling network considerably. Whether it’s travelling across the Straight of Georgia and fuelling up on Vancouver Island, or hitting the North Vancouver station on route to Whistler, HTEC’s collaboration with 7-Eleven has expanded the possibilities for FCEV drivers to travel beyond Metro Vancouver and explore other parts of the province.”
Colin Armstrong, CEO, HTEC
“Reducing our impact on the environment is an important priority for many of our customers, and a strategic imperative for 7‑Eleven globally. 7-Eleven has been a leader in installing electric vehicle charging stations on sites around the world. Now, working with HTEC, we are exploring innovative hydrogen refueling solutions that continue to reduce our carbon footprint while meeting the evolving transportation needs of our customers.”
Doug Rosencrans, Vice President and General Manager, 7-Eleven Canada
HTEC is unlocking the potential of hydrogen to reduce urban air pollution and the impacts of climate change by designing and building hydrogen fuel supply solutions to support the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Partnering with government, industrial gas companies, key equipment suppliers, automotive companies, and energy companies, HTEC is delivering safe, reliable, convenient, sustainable and low-cost hydrogen to customers and consumers, how, when and where they need it. Learn more at www.htec.ca. HTEC: Fueling the Drive to Hydrogen.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and licenses more than 67,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America, and over 600 stores in Canada. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private-brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites at an outstanding value. Find out more about 7-Eleven Canada at www.7-Eleven.ca.
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