US-based Vestar has installed eight electric charging stations at its entertainment and retail lifestyle center, Tempe Marketplace, in Tempe, Arizona.

The company and ECOtality have jointly installed eight Blink charging systems including handicapped accessible units at the center.

These installations have been made as part of the company’s GreenStar initiative.

Commenting on the development, Vestar Property Management vice president Pat McGinley said the installation of these charging stations at the retail lifestyle center will enable its customers to charge their electric vehicles.

ECOtality chief revenue officer Greg Fioriti said, "Our goal has always been to provide a network of chargers that are conveniently placed where consumers work, shop and play.

"Situated in a highly-visible and accessible area, Tempe Marketplace is an ideal location for Blink EV charging stations."

Meanwhile, ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project – a research initiative to boost EV infrastructure in the country. The project will study EV infrastructure to support the deployment of EVs in key markets, by collecting and analyzing data from vehicles and chargers.