ECOtality, Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, and Lloyd Center today announced the completion of four Blink® Wall Mount electric vehicle (EV) charging stations located at the northwest corner of the mall.
Blink Wall Mount electric vehicle charging station“Our partnership with Glimcher’s Lloyd Center will go a long way in providing an alternative to fossil fuels for EV drivers in Portland,” stated Colin Read, VP of Corporate Development at ECOtality, Inc. “Building a sustainable infrastructure means offering EV drivers the opportunity to integrate the responsibilities of daily life, with the ability to charge their vehicles along the way.”
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.
“Sustainability is an important part of property management,” said Charlie Kretzer, Director of Operations at Glimcher. “We are pleased to partner with ECOtality to bring this focus outside of the mall to our shoppers in a convenient and cost-effective manner.”
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). For more information about The EV Project, please visit theevproject.com/.
About ECOtality, Inc.
ECOtality, Inc. (ecotality.com), headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. Through innovation, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships, ECOtality accelerates the market applicability of advanced electric technologies to replace carbon-based fuels.
About Glimcher Realty Trust
Glimcher Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of malls, which includes enclosed and open-air regional malls, as well as community centers.
Glimcher Realty Trust’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GRT.” Glimcher Realty Trust’s Series F and Series G preferred shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “GRT-F” and “GRT-G,” respectively. Glimcher Realty Trust is a component of both the Russell 2000® Index, representing small cap stocks, and the Russell 3000® Index, representing the broader market. Glimcher® and Scottsdale Quarter® are registered trademarks of Glimcher Realty Trust.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain as they are based on current expectations and assumptions concerning future events or future performance of the company. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are only predictions and speak only as of the date hereof. In evaluating such statements, prospective investors should review carefully various risks and uncertainties identified in this release and matters set in the company’s SEC filings. These risks and uncertainties could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.
Ann Grimmer, Lloyd Center
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ECOtality Investor Relations:
Maria Riley, The Blueshirt Group for ECOtality
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