Los Angeles-based 350Green reports installation of the first public retail fast charging outlet in California, at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. The unit at the Simon Property Group mall is the first of 25 DC fast chargers planned for the San Francisco Bay Area by year-end, all to be supplied by Georgia’s Efacec USA.
Use of the DC fast-charger requires purchase of a $21 card allow three 30-minute sessions – each adequate for a full charge.
350Green had previously placed a pair of Level II chargers by AeroVironment at the Palo Alto mall (F&F Strategies, September 26, 2011). EV drivers can top off their batteries at those for one to two hours for free for an introductory time period, 350Green says. Additional pricing plans are in development.
Installation of the DC fast charger was funded in part by a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) as part of its “Spare the Air” program.
350Green states too that the Simon Property Group is “the largest real estate company in the world.”
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