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Kroger Ecotality Electric Charging Stations

Kroger, America’s largest grocery store chain, has announced that it is going to install 225 electric vehicle charging stations at a total of 125 stores in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. The supermarket chain already has 60 Blink chargers that allow customers to use them with a swipe of a prepaid card at stores in Washington and Oregon. The chargers are made by Ecotality.

Industry insiders feel this move makes sound business sense. “Retailers across the country are quickly realizing the benefits of installing our Blink chargers. Independent research shows that Blink card holders routinely reward these establishments with more time in their stores and repeat business,” said Ravi Brar, Ecotality’s CEO.

In related news, Piggly Wiggly has announced that its XL moo moos have been fitted with additional vents 🙂


About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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