USA: Discounter Target teams up for charging infrastructure


Tesla, ChargePoint and Electrify America have all agreed to work with U.S. discount store chain Target to install EV charging infrastructure at its locations across the USA. The deal includes 100 sites in 20 states.

For Target this translates to EV charging points to be installed at more than 600 parking spaces, raising the number from an existing 18 over the next two years. Accordingly, the retailer turned to mighty players such as Tesla, ChargePoint and Electrify America.

Tesla and ChargePoint have already been working with Target. Electrify America is the new kid on the block and the VW subsidiary just announced its latest infrastructure partners a few days ago.

For Target, their increased cooperative efforts is to bing them closer to emission reduction goals across their operation. Says Target VP of Property Management John Leisen: “It’s an opportunity to work with industry-leading partners to bring a more convenient shopping experience to guests as we look to design lower-carbon solutions throughout our entire operation.”

The company already uses wind and solar power for some of its energy needs, with plans to have rooftop solar panels at 500 stores by 2020. Eventually, Target aims to source 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources., (PI)


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