ECOtality and Kohl’s will collaborate to identify sites for the charging stations in EV Project markets in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Tennessee.

As the project manager of the EV Project, ECOtality is engaged in deploying a total of 42 Blink Pedestal charging stations across 14 Kohl’s locations across 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.

As part of the EV Project, the company will oversee the deployment of commercial and residential charging stations in 18 major cities and metropolitan areas in six states and the District of Columbia.

The project is a public-private partnership, funded in part by the US Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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.