April 24, 2018—Target announced it is expanding its current electric vehicle program, now at 18 sites in five states, to more than 600 parking spaces at over 100 sites across more than 20 states with charging stations over the next two years.
“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, vice president, property management, Target. “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.”
Target began investing in electric vehicle charging stations in its parking lots back in 2012 with the help of ChargePoint. In 2017, it teamed up with Tesla to pilot its Superchargers with shorter-than-normal charging times, with additional expansion plans in 2018.
Today, it has electric vehicle stations at 18 sites across California, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Carolina and Texas. Throughout 2018 and 2019, Target will continue its work with Chargepoint, Tesla and its newest partner, Electrify America, to install charging stations in the parking lots at more than 100 stores and other Target properties.