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Federal Realty partners with Car Charging Group to install EV charging stations at retail sites nationwide

Federal Realty Investment Trust is partnering with Car Charging Group, Inc., a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Federal Realty‘s portfolio of 18.6 million square feet of high quality retail assets in selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and California.

Besides the obvious environmental benefits, a big advantage of electric cars will be the ability to conveniently charge your vehicle when you’re already stopped somewhere on your daily routine. Because of its prime locations across the nation, Federal Realty’s unique retail and mixed use destinations serve as popular gathering places within their communities, making them perfect locations to top off your EV battery while you shop or dine.

—Michael D. Farkas, CEO of Car Charging Group

During the first phase of the program, EV charging stations will be installed at the following Federal Realty Investment Trust properties:

  • Santana Row in San Jose, California
  • Bethesda Row in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Congressional Plaza and Rockville Town Square in Rockville, Maryland
  • Pentagon Row and The Village at Shirlington in Arlington, Virginia

At these locations, Car Charging Group will install Level II, 240-volt, EV charging stations, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies. Users will have access to the ChargePoint Network, the largest global online network connecting EV drivers to unoccupied charging stations. Car Charging Group will provide flexible payment options, the ability to make reservations, and tracking of customer usage patterns, energy use, costs and revenues, all via the ChargePoint Network’s cloud-based software service plans for managing EV charging operations. Through the network, EV drivers benefit from ChargePoint mobile apps (iPhone, Blackberry and Android), mapping services and driver support services.

Comments

Reel$$

More charge points indicate a healthy outlook for EV/PHEV sales. All started recently by those whacky computer geeks at Tesla Motors who revitalized the once-dead Electric Car.

Now another bunch o' geeks are revolutionizing energy production with Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reaction technology. So new, and revolutionary that mainstream science has covered their eyes and put beans in their ears. "Don't make us learn something new!"

Resistance if futile.

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