Giant Eagle installs electric vehicle chargers at Pittsburgh-area stores

PITTSBURGH — Electric vehicle charging stations recently opened at three Pittsburgh-area Giant Eagle stores, the retailer said.

The EV charging stations, made possible by a collaborative effort through a Pennsylvania Department of Energy grant, now are in operation at the chain's Robinson Township, Township of Pine and Monroeville supermarkets.

"This provides another customer-friendly service at our stores and builds on our commitment to sustainable business practices," Giant Eagle SVP real estate and development Shelly Sponholz said. "We hope that the step we are taking help ease the transition to electric vehicle ownership and meet the demand for infrastructure by current electric vehicle owners."

The EV charging stations mark Giant Eagle's second alternative energy offering in the past four months.