Fuji Electric will install one of its 25 kW DC Quick Chargers at the high-visibility Hippodrome parking garage near Times Square. The new public charger, a member of the ChargePoint network, is one of 13 stations installed under the Nissan Advantage program. Green Power Technology, Fuji Electric’s distributor in the Northeast, will install and maintain the charging station.
“With our corporate headquarters in NJ, we are honored to see our DC Quick Charger installed in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and are pleased to partner with Edison ParkFast on this project,” said Phil Charatz, President of Fuji Electric Corp. of America. “Electric vehicle owners will benefit from the convenient location and the charger’s presence on the ChargePoint network, and we hope to see more DC Quick Chargers in New York City and the surrounding areas in the coming months.”
“Our successful partnership with Fuji Electric has helped make us the largest and most open EV charging network in the nation,” said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO. “DC fast charging stations combined with Level 2 public and home charging give drivers confidence that they can plug in wherever they go.”
Edison ParkFast, the operator of the Hippodrome facility, has been providing parking services in the New York area for over 50 years. High-tech services include Text-Ahead, which allows customers to send a text message ahead of time in order to have their cars waiting for them.
“We’ve built a reputation on providing value-added services to our customers, and the installation of an EV Charging Station was a natural next step for us,” said Stacy Stuart, Executive Vice President of Edison Properties. “This allows New Yorkers to make an environmentally friendly choice when it comes to getting around. They know they can pull into an Edison ParkFast garage and charge up their electric vehicle in a quick, convenient setting.”
Source: Fuji Electric Corp. of America