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ECOtality to set up Blink pedestal EV chargers at Kohl’s department stores

ABR Staff Writer Published 19 December 2011

Kohl’s Department Stores has partnered ECOtality for installing Blink Pedestal electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its 14 locations.

ECOtality has partnered with Kohl's Department Stores to install Blink Pedestal electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its 14 locations.

The partnership provides Kohli's with the installation of 42 EV charging stations across five key EV Project markets and also to identify sites for the charging stations in EV Project markets in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Tennessee.

ECOtality CEO Jonathan Read said Kohl's corporate commitment to green building practices and renewable energy integration aligns perfectly with ECOtality's mission to establish a rich EV charging infrastructure that encourages EV adoption.

"We are excited to partner with Kohl's to take its sustainability efforts one step further -- and bring our Blink charging stations to destinations that EV drivers frequent," Read said.

Each of the Kohl's store will have a minimum of two reserved parking spots for EVs, and various sites equipped with upto four charging stations.

Kohl's chief administrative officer John Worthington said Kohl's pilot of electric vehicle charging stations demonstrates our commitment to advancing environmental solutions in a meaningful and tangible way for our customers.

"We will continue to explore additional locations to pilot charging stations at our stores nationwide," John added.

The Blink Network of charging stations provides EV drivers to conveniently charge at Blink commercial locations down the way and will also allow the consumers to yield even greater advantages of the Blink Network, such as local incentive programs, reservation systems, and enhanced Blink Network capabilities.

The project partly funded by US Department of Energy (DOE) through a federal stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and is a public-private partnership.

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