Thursday, 03 September 2020 19:38

Tesla Supercharger V3 Network is Expanding to U.S. Target Retail Locations Nationwide

Written by Dacia J. Ferris, Teslarati


Tesla’s widespread Supercharger Network is getting a boost from a large national retailer in the U.S.

According to an informal agreement between senior representatives of the all-electric carmaker and Target Corporation, the popular chain has consented to the addition of charging stalls at 42 locations listed on exhibits to the correspondence.


The agreement, dated Dec. 10, 2019, with an expiration set for Dec. 31, 2020, looks to be the impetus behind several new Supercharger installations at Target locations noted by Tesla owners online. It also appears Tesla initiated the request to bring its charging stalls to the retailer’s parking facilities, and all expenses and regulatory hurdles involved will also be their responsibility.


Notably, the agreement does not represent a blanket authorization for all Target locations---any further expansions must be requested separately.


Tesla owner and Supercharger enthusiast MarcoRP found the referenced document while searching public records involving a future Daytona Beach Supercharger and shared it online.


Tesla’s strategy of expanding its corporate Supercharger Network locations to a popular retail chain is similar to steps taken by Volkswagen’s Electrify America. Last year, the public fast-charging network and Walmart jointly announced the completion of 120 store-based charging stations with plans for further expansion.


The combination of charging wait times and shopping potential looks like a win-win for consumers and businesses alike, and it’s also a move in line with the “green” initiatives of both companies. Tesla also has “green” projects with Walmart in the form of solar panel installations, albeit there have been some disputes in the recent past.

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