Kohl’s Piloting Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 33 Stores

by Nate Hunter

Menomonee Falls, WI — Kohl’s Department Stores plans to pilot electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at 33 Kohl’s stores nationwide.


Menomonee Falls, WIKohl’s Department Stores plans to pilot electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at 33 Kohl’s stores nationwide. Each participating Kohl’s store will have one to four parking spaces reserved for EV drivers to charge at no cost while they shop. Charging stations can be activated by EV drivers in various ways including radio frequency identification (RFID) cards available at Kohl’s customer service desk and via phone numbers provided on the charging stations.

To maximize the number of participating Kohl’s stores, the company is partnering with ECOtality Inc. and Coulomb Technologies on the installation of these charging stations and as a participant in their respective EV infrastructure pilot programs funded partially through the U.S. Department of Energy.

The new EV charging stations support Kohl’s commitment to being a leading environmentally responsible retailer through strategies including waste reduction and recycling, environmentally responsible building design and operation, use and support of renewable energy, energy efficiency initiatives and stakeholder engagement. To date, the company has more than 110 solar locations in nine states. Kohl’s also ranks first in retail and second overall on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of top green power partners, purchasing enough green power to meet 100% of its purchased electricity use. In spring 2011, the company also launched its first two wind locations at its Findlay, Ohio, distribution center and Corpus Christi, Texas, store. In recognition of these efforts, Kohl’s was named a 2011 Green Power Partner of the Year and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. The company has more than 650 ENERGY STAR-labeled stores nationwide.

With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,127 stores in 49 states. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com.





SOURCE: Kohl’s

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