US mall owner partners with charging infrastructure group Electrify America to add new facilities to malls across the country
Simon is teaming up with Electrify America to install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 30 Simon malls throughout the US. All of Simon’s domestic platforms – Malls, The Mills,™ and Premium Outlets,™ – are to participate.
The first installation will open in early June at Gulfport Premium Outlets in Gulfport, Mississippi. Simon, Electrify America, and Mississippi Power will hold a ‘First Charging Ceremony’ at the property. Other notable Simon locations that will receive Electrify America charging stations include King of Prussia (Philadelphia, PA), San Francisco Premium Outlets (San Francisco, CA), Del Amo Fashion Center (Los Angeles, CA), Ontario Mills (Ontario, CA), Santa Rosa Plaza (Santa Rosa, CA), Florida Mall (Orlando, FL) and South Shore Plaza (Braintree, MA).
“Simon is committed to providing convenient amenities for our customers,” said the company’s VP of Corporate Sustainability, Mona Benisi. “Having been one of the first retail property owners in the US to offer customer EV charging stations, we understand the importance of this infrastructure to facilitate the transition towards smart sustainable cities and advancing Simon’s corporate sustainability ambitions.”
“Simon operates some of the most popular shopping destinations in the U.S.,” said Electrify America COO Brendan Jones. “EV owners are driving the future in personal transportation, and having Electrify America’s state-of-the-art charging stations will serve Simon’s customers of today, and tomorrow, by providing the latest technology available.”
The Electrify America charging systems will offer the first-ever certified cooled-cable 150 to 350 kilowatt (kW) DC Fast Chargers, which should delivering roughly enough energy for up to 20 miles of range per minute.
At the Simon locations near major highways, Electrify America’s chargers will have a range in power from 50kW up to 350kW. Other Simon facilities will offer a range of power from 50kW to 150kW, as well as an L2 AC charger to accommodate plug-in hybrids and non-DC-charge capable EVs at most locations.