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Kroger Adds Electric-Car Charging Stations

CINCINNATI — Kroger here and ECOtality, San Francisco, announced an expanded partnership that will bring electric-car charging stations to several markets.

Details of the agreement include a $1.5 million investment by Kroger to install over 200 Blink charging stations, including 25 DC Fast Chargers, at 125 locations in several markets including Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles. These stations are in addition to 60 already installed in Oregon and Washington, and 14 in Texas. The multimillion dollar expansion supports the EV (electric vehicle) Project, a research initiative to help build the EV infrastructure in the U.S. 

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"As plug-in electric and hybrid cars are becoming more popular with our customers, we are pleased to offer the convenience of electric vehicle charging stations at more of our stores in markets with the highest demand," said Keith Dailey, Kroger spokesperson, in a statement. "Kroger is excited to contribute to the growth of this national network."   

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