Kohl’s expands electrical vehicle charging station program to 18 more stores

Menomonee Falls, Wis. -- Kohl’s Department Stores will expand its electric vehicle charging station initiative with 36 new stations across 18 additional Kohl’s locations by the end of fall 2012.

The expansion spans three new states, including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, and adds additional locations to the company’s Texas EV program. With the expansion, Kohl’s shoppers will be able to take advantage of a total of 101 charging stations at 52 Kohl’s locations across 14 states. Each of the participating Kohl’s locations will have two or three parking spaces reserved for EV drivers to charge at no cost while they shop.

“Since Kohl’s EV charging station initiative began in December 2011, it has received extremely positive feedback from our customers who are excited about the added convenience,” said John Worthington, Kohl’s chief administrative officer. “From our solar program to our green building efforts, Kohl’s has been pleased to be able to grow sustainability programs that make sense for our business, customers and communities – and our EV program is one more great example.”

To maximize the number of participating Kohl’s locations, the retailer partners with Duke Energy, ChargePoint and ECOtality Inc.

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