Vestar recently placed electric charging stations at their entertainment and retail lifestyle center, Tempe Marketplace, in Tempe Arizona. Via a partnership with ECOtality, eight Blink charging systems, including handicapped accessible units, have been placed on both the north and south side of the center.
“This sustainable infrastructure enables our customers the ability to charge their electric vehicles while they are enjoying the many offerings at Tempe Marketplace, including our stores, restaurants, movie theatre and other entertainment options,” said Pat McGinley, Vestar’s Vice President of Property Management.
The Blink Network of charging stations provides EV drivers the freedom to travel as they choose and conveniently charge at Blink commercial locations along the way, including Tempe Marketplace. ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project, a research initiative to help build America’s future EV infrastructure. The project will study EV infrastructure to support the deployment of EVs in key markets, by collecting and analyzing data from vehicles and chargers.
“Our goal has always been to provide a network of chargers that are conveniently placed where consumers work, shop and play,” added Greg Fioriti, Chief Revenue Officer, ECOtality Inc. “Situated in a highly-visible and accessible area, Tempe Marketplace is an ideal location for Blink EV charging stations.”