Under the terms of the agreement, Blink EV charging stations will be installed at 12 select Best Buy stores in Tucson, Ariz., Phoenix, Ariz., Los Angeles, Calif., San Diego, Calif., and Seattle, Wash.
The Blink chargers are designed for upcoming EVs such as the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf. Each Blink charging station works at 240 volts, has a touch-screen display, and connects to the Internet to give drivers statistics, such as charge status and driving history.
ECOtality estimates that charge times will fall between two and six hours.
Charging stations at these stores, within pilot markets of The EV Project, will be installed by March 2011.