See how investing in EV charging is making Jelly Belly even sweeter
To better serve the growing population of EV-driving guests and employees, Jelly Belly Candy Company (formerly Goelitz Candy Company) decided to install EVBox charging stations in their lot. And with the help of EVBox and EV Connect, they were able to get everything for free.
Since 1898, Jelly Belly Candy Company (formerly Goelitz Candy Company) has been a staple for sweets in American households. At their global headquarters in Fairfield, CA, Jelly Belly welcomes over 300,000 guests a year—more and more of whom are arriving in electric vehicles.
To better serve the growing population of EV-driving guests and employees, Jelly Belly decided to install EVBox charging stations in their lot. And with the help of EVBox and EV Connect, they were able to get everything for free.
“They reached out and said California has this great program and we will come in and develop the space for you at no cost. We’ll put in the transformer, we’ll trench under the ground, we’ll run all the conduit, provide the equipment, and even set it up for future expansion.” - John Jamison, Vice President of Retail Operations at Jelly Belly.
Like many businesses today, sustainability is a big part of the Jelly Belly mission. “If we can do things to improve the environment, we definitely want to do them,” says John. “In our factories, we recycle lots of starch and cardboard. There are water sensors throughout the campus anyplace we have planting or grass. But our biggest initiative was installing solar panels on multiple buildings, with all the power generated feeding into our corporate office and warehouse.”
And since their charging stations are connected to the same transformer as the solar panels, EV drivers using these stations during the day are filling their battery with 100 percent renewable energy. As Jelly Belly and many companies are discovering, installing EV charging stations onsite makes sense from a business perspective. It’s a customer and employee benefit as well as a way to raise their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) profile.
To learn more about how Jelly Belly turned their headquarters into a premium EV charging destination, and how they used available rebates to get their project completed at no cost, you can read the full success story here: https://evbox.com/us-en/about/success-stories/jelly-belly i