SAN FRANCISCO – ECOtality Inc. is partnering with Kohl’s Department Stores to install Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at 14 Kohl’s locations nationwide.

As the newest EV Project partner, Kohl’s will work together with ECOtality to identify sites for the charging stations in EV Project markets in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Tennessee.

“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,” said Jonathan Read, CEO of ECOtality. 

ECOtality is in the process of installing a total of 42 Blink Pedestal charging stations across 14 Kohl’s locations in five key EV Project markets. Each Kohl’s store will have a minimum of two reserved parking spots for EVs, and several sites have up to four charging stations.

“We will continue to explore additional locations to pilot charging stations at our stores nationwide,” said John Worthington, Kohl’s chief administrative officer.

ECOtality is the project manager of the EV Project and will oversee the installation of commercial and residential charging stations in 18 major cities and metropolitan areas in six states and the District of Columbia. The project will provide an EV infrastructure to support the deployment of EVs in these key markets. 

The EV project is a public-private partnership, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). For more information, click here