Simon Property Group is teaming up with Electrify America to install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 30 Simon centers throughout the U.S. All of Simon’s domestic platforms – Malls, The Mills, and Premium Outlets, – will 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).
The Electrify America charging systems will offer the first-ever certified cooled-cable 150 to 350 kilowatt (kW) DC Fast Chargers delivering energy for up to 20 miles of range per minute, which is seven times faster than today’s 50kW DC chargers.
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.
Electrify America, which is investing $2 billion over the next ten years in electric vehicle infrastructure and education, plans to deploy more than 2,000 chargers across 484 sites in 17 metropolitan areas and on highways in 39 states, as part of its Cycle One investment. All the chargers will be installed or under construction by the end of 2019. Stations will be located at convenient EV charging stops with access to retail, dining, parking and other facilities.
“Simon is committed to providing convenient amenities for our customers,” said Mona Benisi, Simon’s Vice President of Corporate Sustainability. “Having been one of the first retail property owners in the U.S. 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 Brendan Jones, Chief Operating Officer, of Electrify America. “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.”