ECOtality selects JLL for site selection of Blink EV stations

Chicago -- As part of its $114.8 million federal stimulus grant to construct the country’s electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure, ECOtality said Thursday it has chosen Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Retail Solutions team to assist in location selection, conduct due diligence and negotiate contracts with potential host locations throughout EV Project regions to install ECOtality’s Blink EV Chargers.

In partnership with ECOtality, Jones Lang LaSalle will assist in identifying over 2,000 host sites for Blink Chargers in select EV Project markets across the country including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Phoenix, Tucson, Ariz., and Portland, Ore., as well as various cities and metropolitan areas throughout the state of Tennessee.

ECOtality is project manager of The EV Project, the largest deployment of EV infrastructure in history. As part of the Project, data will be collected from host locations to help determine how smart EV infrastructure, like ECOtality’s Blink Chargers, can be supported in parking lots at shopping centers, office buildings, municipal properties, and other appropriate public and commercial locations. This data will play an important role in reaching President Obama’s goal of “one million EV cars on the road in the United States by 2015.”