Tanger Outlets in Jeffersonville will soon be one of 23 Tanger locations in the U.S. providing shoppers with electric vehicle charging stations.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has announced new sustainability initiatives for its U.S. locations as part of an ongoing effort toward environmental responsibility.
Among the initiatives is a nationwide EV charging network system that will be available at 23 Tanger Outlet locations in anticipation of increasing demand from shoppers who own electric vehicles. Tanger has partnered with ChargePoint Networks to develop and maintain the network providing multiple spaces for EV owners to fuel up while they shop, with no added cost to their experience.
“Tanger has always believed that sustainable business practices are critical for our continued success,” said Tanger Outlets CEO Steven B. Tanger. “These projects represent our continued commitment to being a responsible company to our shareholders and the environment. Furthermore, we believe these projects will help to improve the shopping experience for our customers by providing amenities and offsetting future operating expenses.”
Tanger is also incrementally implementing solar energy resources at centers, with the Westbrook location the first to be completed. Electricity generated from the 500 kW project will be used to offset electricity expenses at the center and will act as a hedge against future increases in utility rates.
Tanger has solar projects currently in development at both the Deer Park and Riverhead, NY locations, in conjunction with the Long Island Power Authority’s Feed in Tariff Program. Those projects are expected to begin construction late this year and will generate approximately 1,500 kW and 2,500 kW of power for Tanger Outlets Deer Park and Tanger Outlets Riverpark, respectively.
In addition to these two new initiatives, Tanger continues to pursue other green programs, including LED and induction lighting conversions nationwide.
A complete list of EV charging stations can be found at tangeroutlets.com.