Target will be working with Electrify America to expand its EV charging program to over 600 parking spaces at 100 sites across 20 states over the next two years.
Target began adding charging stations to its parking lots in 2012, in partnership with ChargePoint. In 2017, it teamed up with Tesla to add Supercharger sites. Today, the chain offers EV charging at 18 sites in California, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Carolina and Texas.
Target also plans to have 500 stores with rooftop solar panels by 2020, and is working toward a goal of using 100% renewable energy.
“Accelerating our efforts to install new charging stations at Target stores across the country is one way we’re building on our commitment to investing in solutions that leave our communities better for future families,” said John Leisen, Target’s VP of Property Management. “And 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.”