ECOtality, Inc. and Portland’s Lloyd Center announced four Blink Wall Mount electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now in service.
The four stations are located at the northwest corner of the Glimcher Realty Trust-owned mall.
Lloyd Center is one of the city’s retail landmarks and features tenants like Nordstrom, Forever 21 and LOFT. The addition of the new charging stations is part of Glimcher’s overall sustainability efforts, which include a robust recycling program, environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and renewable energy.
The Blink Network of charging stations provides EV drivers the freedom to travel as they choose and conveniently charge at Blink commercial locations along the way. By becoming Blink Members, consumers may also yield even greater advantages of the Blink Network, such as local incentive programs, reservation systems, and enhanced Blink Network capabilities.
ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project, a research initiative to help build America’s future EV infrastructure. The project will study EV infrastructure to support the deployment of EVs in key markets, by collecting and analyzing data from vehicles and chargers. The project is a public-private partnership, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).