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Kohl’s Department Stores to expand electric vehicle charging station network

RBR Staff Writer Published 06 September 2012

Kohl’s Department Stores plans expand its network by setting up 36 new electric vehicle charging stations across 18 additional outlets by the end of 2012.

The expansion spans three new states, including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, and adds additional locations to the company's Texas EV program

Each of the participating Kohl's locations will have two or three parking spaces reserved for EV drivers to charge at zero cost while they shop at its outlets.

In an effort to maximize the number of participating Kohl's locations, the department store chain will partner with Duke Energy, ChargePoint and ECOtality for its EV charging station program.

The proposed charging stations will be available at select Kohl's stores through 31 December 2013, following which Kohl's will assess opportunities to expand further.

The electric vehicle charging stations expasnion will enable Kohl's shoppers to take advantage of a total 101 charging stations at 52 Kohl's locations across 14 states.

Based in Wisconsin, Kohl's is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment.

The company currently operates 1,134 stores in 49 states of the US.