Fuji Electric Corp. of America has announced a new project featuring their 25kW DC Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles at the Edison ParkFast’s Hippodrome location, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan.
The publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in under an hour, making it ideal for the busy driver in the heart of the city’s bustling Times Square neighborhood. As the first quick charger in New York City on the ChargePoint network, the project marks an important milestone for Midtown Manhattan and EV owners who have voiced the need for locally available charging infrastructure. ChargePoint is the largest and most open EV charging network in the nation with over 17,000 charging ports.
Green Power Technology, Fuji Electric’s distributor in the Northeast and a top provider of DC Fast Charging Stations in the eastern U.S., was responsible for the sale, installation and ongoing maintenance of the charger, with the Edison ParkFast installation one of 13 total stations installed under the Nissan Advantage program. The program was designed to spur adoption of electric vehicles by developing charging infrastructure in areas such as Maryland, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York City.
Edison ParkFast has been providing parking services in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Baltimore for over 50 years. Their services include “Text-Ahead”, which allows customers to text the location ahead of time in order to have their cars waiting for them, and special parking areas for bikes, scooters and motorcycles.
“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 and CEO 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 two public and home charging give drivers confidence that they can plug in wherever they go.”
“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, Marketing and Human Resources at Edison Properties, the parent company of Edison ParkFast. “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.”