Electrify America has opened one of its largest electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to date, which will feature 14 ultra-fast chargers with solar canopies at Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California.
In just over three years, Electrify America has reached the milestone of 200 ultra-fast EV charging stations and over 830 individual chargers in California – one of the largest markets in the world for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). Electrify America continues its long-term investment in California with convenient and accessible locations like the prominent shopping and dining destination, Westfield Valley Fair. The company has committed to invest $800 million in charging network infrastructure, education, and awareness initiatives in California over ten years.
“This premier charging station, with one of our largest offerings of chargers and solar canopy technology, is another step in Electrify America’s journey to provide a seamless and innovative EV charging experience for consumers, while also taking measures to reduce the impact on the electrical grid,” said Anthony Lambkin, senior director of operations at Electrify America. “We are excited to bring this quality charging experience to Westfield customers in the heart of Silicon Valley.”
The 14 ultra-fast chargers available at this location will range in power from 150 kilowatt (kW) to 350kW – the fastest charging speed available today. The solar canopies above the chargers will provide customers with protection from the elements while being able to reduce electricity draw from the local utility. The solar panels charge a battery energy storage system (BESS) which can store power when electricity costs are low and supplement power during high points of consumption, minimizing impact on the electrical grid.
This installation is part of Electrify America’s plans to build charging stations at 17 Westfield locations, offering more than 100 individual chargers across seven U.S. states by the end of 2022. Focused on delivering the best in customer service, Westfield Valley Fair will be the first Westfield location to offer curbside meals delivered from the mall restaurants to the charging location with the service to be offered across other Westfield locations in the future.
“We are incredibly proud that Electrify America’s largest solar installation to date has found a home at Westfield Valley Fair,” said Shelly Schembre, SVP, Center Management Operations. “This is an incredible milestone for one of the most productive shopping centers in Northern California – which is now among one of the region’s most environmentally-conscious shopping destinations as well.”
Electrify America has more than 670 charging stations across the U.S., with nearly 2,900 individual DC fast chargers. Since opening its first charging stations in May 2018, Electrify America has set a rapid pace for its network expansion, opening an average of nearly four stations per week. By the end of 2025, Electrify America plans to more than double its infrastructure with 1,700 charging stations comprised of 9,500 individual chargers in the United States.
Now open Electrify America Westfield locations:
· Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, CA
· Westfield Culver City in Culver City, CA
· Westfield Galleria at Roseville in Sacramento, CA
· Westfield Santa Anita in Arcadia, CA
· Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, CA
· Illinois at Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie;
Electrify America stations coming soon to Westfield Locations in California and across the U.S.:
· California at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park, Westfield Valencia Town Center in Los Angeles; Westfield Mission Valley in San Diego, Westfield North County in Escondido, Westfield Plaza Bonita in National City and Westfield UTC in San Diego;
· Connecticut at Westfield Trumbull in Trumbull;
· Maryland at Westfield Montgomery in Bethesda and Westfield Wheaton in Wheaton;
· New Jersey at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus; and
· New York at Westfield South Shore in Bay Shore.
About Electrify America Electrify America LLC, the largest open DC fast charging network in the U.S., is investing $2 billion over 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access. The investment will enable millions of Americans to discover the benefits of electric driving and support the build-out of a nationwide network of workplace, community and highway chargers that are convenient and reliable. Electrify America expects to have more than 1,700 total charging stations with over 9,500 chargers in the U.S. by end 2025. During this period, the company will be expanding to 49 states and the District of Columbia, delivering on its commitment to support increased ZEV adoption with a network that is comprehensive, technologically advanced and customer friendly.
Electrify America earned the “2020 EV Charging Infrastructure Best-in-Test” award from umlaut, an independent testing & validation company, as published in Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine noting the brand’s accessibility and seamless customer experience. Electrify America’s Electrify Home® offers home charging solutions for consumers with flexible installation options. Electrify Commercial® provides expert solutions for businesses looking to develop electric vehicle charging programs. For more information, visit www.electrifyamerica.com and media.electrifyamerica.com.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier global developer and operator of Flagship Destinations, with a portfolio valued at €56.3 Bn as at December 31, 2020, of which 85% in retail, 8% in offices, 5% in convention & exhibition venues and 2% in services. Currently, the Group owns and operates 87 shopping centres, including 53 Flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Present on two continents and in 12 countries, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers.