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Following in IKEA’s eco-footsteps, Kolh’s is the latest store to add EV charging stations in its parking lots.
The department store will be adding electric vehicle charging stations to 33 Kohl’s locations throughout the U.S. Each of the stores will be setting aside one to four spots for EV drivers to recharge while they shop – at no extra charge. To charge up, EV drivers need to ask for a radio frequency identification card from the Kohl’s customer service desk or call a phone number provided on the charging station.
Partnering with ECOtality Inc. and Coulomb Technologies, these EV charging stations are part of an infrastructure pilot program funded partially through the U.S. Department of Energy.
“Kohl’s pilot of electric vehicle charging stations demonstrates our commitment to advancing environmental solutions in a meaningful and tangible way for our customers,” said John Worthington, Kohl’s chief administrative officer. “Not only are these stations an added shopper convenience, they also encourage environmental responsibility among our shoppers. We will continue to explore additional locations to pilot charging stations at our stores nationwide.”
You can expect to see these EV charging stations at Kolh’s stores in Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.