It won’t be long before you start seeing charging station at your local grocery store, Starbucks and office buildings. ECOtality Inc., a leader in electric storage technologies, announced today that it will provide its Blink EV charging station to select U.S. stores of Best Buy.
“We are eager to work with a forward-thinking company like Best Buy to better understand the true business case and value of offering commercial EV charging access to their customers. Together, we will work to grow our network of commercial chargers and speed the adoption of electric vehicles.”
ECOtality will install Blink EV charging station at 12 select Best Buy stores in Tucson, Ariz., Phoenix, Ariz., Los Angeles, Calif., San Diego, Calif., and Seattle, Wash. Installation will be completed by Match 2011.
The 12 stores are a part of a pilot program where ECOtality will analyze real-world experiences of EV users to continually develop best-practices for creating EV infrastructure in a variety of regions.
ECOtality is also the project leader ‘The EV Project’, which will oversee the installation of 15,000 commercial and residential charging stations in 16 cities and major metropolitan areas in six states. The project will end up provided an EV infrastructure to support the deployment of 8,300 EVs.
– By: Omar Rana