EV Charging Stations to Be Offered at Shopping Malls

Rather sooner than later, electric vehicles would have become a major presence on the world's roads. The US, from its position of leader in the automotive industry (both production-wise and, until recently, market-wise), is at the forefront of nations trying to get the needed infrastructure in place before that happens.

Aside for the government efforts, which have materialized in the creation of support programs for various electric vehicle charging solutions providers, private business are also taking the matter into their own hands in an attempt to make their products more appealing to the public.

And where does the average American spend most of his/her time than in a shopping mall of some type? To meet the demands of the future buyers who arrive at malls in their electric rides, Simon Property, one of the largest real estate owners in the US, announced today that he is launching a program which will see the introduction of charging stations at several shopping centers across the US.

Car Charging and 350Green will be installing charging stations at the Florida Mall in Orlando and at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, before expanding the program to additional properties. The stations will be Level 2 chargers, which will allow for the vehicles to juice up in 60 to 120 minutes.

"We believe that a well-developed EV charging infrastructure is going to be key to the success of EVs," said George Caraghiaur, Simon Property senior vice president of energy and procurement. "Meeting the needs of the first-to-market drivers of electric vehicles in the communities we serve is yet another example of our commitment to sustainability."  
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