Caesars Entertainment announced today that guests of 13 of its resorts and casinos can now literally “relax and recharge” with the addition of new EV charging stations, thanks to the company’s partnership with NV Energy.
A total of 48 charging ports have been installed in guest parking lots and valet areas at most of Caesars’ Northern and Southern Nevada resorts and casinos, as well as Harrah’s Resort Southern California, and are available for guests to use at no cost.
“We want to make it easy for our guests to continue their green habits while they stay and play at our resorts,” said Eric Dominguez, corporate director of facilities, engineering and sustainable operations at Caesars Entertainment. “Supporting the adoption of electrical vehicles is important to Caesars, and we are thrilled to make convenient charging another great amenity for our guests.”
Caesars says it is working to expand the availability of EV charging at its domestic resorts, with the next round of deployment planned for the following locations:
- Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino
- Harrah’s Philadelphia
- Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
- Horseshoe Casino Hammond
Caesars’ EV charging stations are on the ChargePoint network, allowing drivers to easily check station availability and find charging spots in real time through the ChargePoint mobile app, the web and car navigation units. The Level 2 charging ports at Caesars’ stations accommodate both hybrids and all-electric models using the industry standard J1772 plug, and charge vehicles in less time compared to plugging into the average home garage.
“As a company, we aim to not only reduce our impact on the environment, but lead other companies and inspire our communities to take environmentally friendly actions,” Dominguez said. “We look at the EV station project as an essential stride towards a future of green transportation.”
Caesars’ promotion of cleaner forms of transportation ties into the company’s low-carbon strategy and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A recipient of the EPA’s Climate Leadership Award, Caesars has cut GHGs at its domestic properties by over 12 percent from 2007 to 2013 on an absolute basis, while reducing energy intensity by 20 percent.