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Quaker Bridge Mall Opens NRG EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


 

QUAKER BRIDGE MALL OPENS NRG EVgo

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

New fast charging Freedom Station® site launched by NRG CEO David Crane, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin

 

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (July 7, 2015) Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, and NRG EVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., announced today the installation of a new electric car fast-charging Freedom Station® site at Quaker Bridge Mall. The new charging stations provide shoppers with the ability to recharge their vehicles in 30 minutes or less. In an opening ceremony held this morning, NRG CEO David Crane commissioned the station with a charge to his personal Electric Vehicle (EV). Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin also celebrated the milestone for the community.

“Simon is committed to providing sustainable amenities for our customers and the opening of an EV charging station in a market where there is a lot of interest in electric vehicles is a great example of that,” said Mona Benisi, Senior Director of Sustainability for Simon. “The locations of our shopping centers across the United States mean that Simon is ideally positioned to contribute to the development of a national infrastructure for electric vehicle charging stations, and also advances the company’s sustainability efforts.”

Freedom Station® sites are equipped with DC Fast Chargers, which can deliver 40 miles of range in as little as 15 minutes, allowing electric vehicle (EV) drivers to quickly charge their vehicles while enjoying the Quaker Bridge Mall. The station also has a Level 2 charger that can charge all EVs.

“EVgo is the largest developer of public DC Fast Charging for electric vehicles in the nation and we are using this experience to partner with Simon in New Jersey to begin serving customers at Quaker Bridge Mall,” said Brendan Jones, EVgo’s regional Vice President for the East. “This is the beginning of a robust network in New Jersey which will soon extend to New York City and Philadelphia, featuring the fastest public charging available. EVgo gives drivers new found confidence and flexibility in how and when they charge their EVs.”

The Quaker Bridge Mall EV charging stations will occupy two parking spots located on the Grover’s Mill side of the property, near the lower level mall entrance between Sears and Lord & Taylor.

“The opening of an EV charging station at our property is another way we are able to enhance the customer shopping experience and better meet our customers’ needs,” said Lynda Benedetto, Mall Manager of Quaker Bridge. “It’s important to address ongoing trends within the market and this added convenience will allow us to do just that.”

Simon is a long-time industry leader in incorporating energy management and sustainability practices into its operations with more than 148 EV charging stations at 68 properties in 18 states with more scheduled to come on line in late 2015. EVgo is the clear leader in EV DC Fast Charging with nearly 400 Freedom Stations in 26 cities with more coming online each month.

For additional information on EV charging stations and other amenities at Quaker Bridge Mall, please visit www.quakerbridgemall.com.

About Quaker Bridge Mall

Quaker Bridge Mall is New Jersey’s premier shopping destination featuring more than 90 stores and exciting dining options including Coach, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Michael Kors, Sephora and The Cheesecake Factory. Located in Central New Jersey at US Rt. 1, Quaker Bridge Mall is conveniently accessed via 95, 295 and most major roadways. For more information on Quaker Bridge visit www.quakerbridgemall.com.

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.

About NRG EVgo

EVgo leads America’s electric vehicle revolution.  Our mission: Build the nation’s largest EV charging network while improving the planet and boosting the economy.  At home, work, and on the road, we put the right chargers in the right places. Together we unite the EV movement for all, making it unstoppable.  Service plans offered by EVgo can provide EV owners a home or workplace charger and use of EVgo’s Freedom Station® sites and other public charging stations.  EVgo is a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 200 company at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy. EVgo provides access to hundreds of public charging sites across 26 cities across America.  To find out more, or to join the EVgo network, visit www.nrgevgo.com. Connect with EVgo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgevgo.

 

 

Nissan North America’s EV Director, Brendan Jones, Joins NRG EVgo


By Christian Ruoff | For ChargedEVs.com

7/02/15

After more than 20 years with Nissan, Brendan Jones has joined NRG EVgo to help the company with its aggressive rollout of DC fast charger infrastructure. Most recently at Nissan, he served as Director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure Deployment.

Charged has interviewed Jones several times over the past four years, and his passion for the burgeoning EV industry was always apparent – particularly when compared to some other less EV-enthused automotive execs.

“Last year at Nissan we sold more than 30,000 LEAFs in the US, which was a fantastic accomplishment,” Jones told us during an interview for the newest issue of Charged. “I feel that the next level for EVs is building the premier national DC fast charging network. This is an accomplishment that is aimed at serving not just one OEM, but all EVs into the future.”

“As the number and type of vehicles available in the EV marketplace continues to grow and expand, barriers to EV adoption shrink, and consumers’ biggest questions about range and aesthetics are fewer and fewer. Then, eventually, all concerns regarding range are resolved. That makes a fast, reliable network the most important piece of the puzzle.”

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Simon and NRG eVgo Lead Caravan of Electric Vehicles through Atlanta for Earth Day


Simon and NRG eVgo Lead Caravan of Electric Vehicles through Atlanta for Earth Day

- Event promotes new fast charging stations in nation’s second largest
EV purchasing market -

ATLANTA, GA – April 20, 2015 – Simon (NYSE: SPG), a global leader in retail real estate, is partnering with NRG eVgo (ee-vee-go), a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) to host an Earth Day Caravan of electric vehicles (EV) through Atlanta to highlight new eVgo fast-charging Freedom Station® sites located at popular shopping centers across the greater Atlanta area. The rolling event will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21 and will stop at stations at Town Center at Cobb in Kennesaw, Lenox Square in Atlanta and Mall of Georgia in Buford and feature charging demonstrations for the EVs on the drive, including Nissan LEAFs, Chevrolet Volts and a BMW i3.

Stopping at sites from the northwest, into the city and then to the northeast, the caravan will underscore the comprehensive network located at premier shopping destinations, providing range confidence to EV drivers as they travel across metropolitan Atlanta and its surrounding suburbs, and the ease with which consumers can confidently adopt EVs, live more sustainably and power the green economy.

“In Atlanta, one out of every 60 cars purchased is an EV. The city is the number one market for the Nissan LEAF. This adoption is incredible and confirms that sustainability and economic growth go hand in hand – the key theme of this year’s Earth Day,” said Jason Buckland, eVgo infrastructure development, Atlanta.

“eVgo is proud to support such strong interest in EVs by providing practical fast-charging solutions at shopping centers throughout Atlanta,” Buckland continued. “This caravan demonstrates the range and capabilities of EVs backed up by easily accessible fast charging stations where drivers need them. Opening three stations at once indicates the demand for stations, and we’re looking forward to extending our network even farther from Atlanta as more drivers make the switch to EVs.”

Each station features DC fast chargers that can provide 40 miles of range in as little as 15 minutes of charge, delivering extra range at convenient locations when customers need it. The stations also feature Level 2 (240V) chargers, which are similar to the chargers EV drivers may have at home, and can connect to all consumer EVs.

The three Atlanta area stations that will be part of the Earth Day Caravan are located at Town Center at Cobb, Lenox Square and Mall of Georgia. Additional stations  are operational at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, Atlanta and North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville.

“Simon is committed to providing sustainable amenities for our customers and the opening of three EV charging stations today is a great example of that,” said Mona Benisi, Senior Director of Sustainability for Simon. “The locations of our shopping centers across the U.S. mean that Simon is ideally positioned to contribute to the development of a national infrastructure for electric vehicle charging stations, and also advances the company’s sustainability efforts.”

Throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, there is a rich network of eVgo charging stations to choose from with more than 20 fast chargers and plans to develop many more stations throughout Georgia. Drivers can easily locate the eVgo station nearest them or where they’re going through an interactive map on eVgo’s website; eVgo stations feature 24/7 service for seamless EV support at any hour of the day.

For more information on the growth of the eVgo network in Atlanta and to view locations of local NRG eVgo network stations, visit www.nrgevgo.com.

About NRG eVgo

The NRG eVgo SM network gives electric vehicle (EV) owners new freedom and range confidence via home and workplace charging docks, plus a network of fast charging stations conveniently located at retailers along major transportation corridors within eVgo cities. Service plans offered by eVgo can provide EV owners a home or workplace charger and use of eVgo’s Freedom Station® sites and other public charging stations. eVgo is a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 500 company at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy. Through eVgo, NRG will provide access to hundreds of public charging sites across California, Texas and the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. To find out more, or to join the eVgo network, visit www.nrgevgo.com. Connect with eVgo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgevgo.

About Simon
Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.

CONTACT:

Maria Weber

Simon

317-437-4658

Maria.weber@simon.com

 

David Knox

Communications

NRG eVgo

832-357-5730

david.knox@nrg.com

NRG eVgo Helps Renters Charge Electric Vehicles in California


NRG eVgo Helps Renters Charge Electric Vehicles in California

First-ever statewide Take Charge campaign provides electric vehicle charging station option for multi-family housing communities

PRINCETON, N.J. March 12, 2015 – NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), today announced Take Charge, a program designed to help California renters reliably charge their electric vehicles (EVs) at home. NRG eVgo is offering charging station installation at no cost to qualified apartment communities, giving California apartment residents many more reasons to consider the more than 30 models of electric vehicles expected to be available over the coming year.

“Renters could be left out of the EV movement unless they have a reliable option for charging their cars at home,” said Terry O’Day, vice president of business development at NRG eVgo. “As demand for electric vehicles rises in California, we believe that everyone should have access to at-home charging. For a limited time, multi-family housing communities are eligible for upgrades to support electric vehicle charging at no cost to qualified property owners.”

The Take Charge tour launches on March 27 and runs through June 2015, with stops planned in cities across California, including Fremont, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Torrance, Long Beach, Huntington Beach and San Diego. Live events in each city will provide residents with an inside look at owning an EV, and hear about the special opportunity to get EV charging capabilities at home. Interested community members can request charging where they live and enter for a chance to win prizes including a 3-year lease on a new Nissan LEAF® or $12,500. Kia® Soul EVs will be on display in each city for attendees to get a firsthand look at the brand’s first-ever fully electric vehicle sold in the U.S.

“Driving an EV saves time, money and the environment, and we want this opportunity to be available to everyone,” added O’Day. “For rental property owners, we find that offering charging on-premises raises property value and creates competitive advantage.”

NRG eVgo also has a similar no-cost program available across most of California for employers who would like to offer the electric vehicle charging at work.

Nearly half of all EVs sold in the U.S. are sold in California, and a state mandate requires that by 2025, there be at least 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on California’s roads. In this year’s state of the state speech, Governor Brown announced a goal to reduce California’s petroleum consumption by 50 percent. By installing new charging stations across California including multi-family communities, NRG eVgo is working to help the state meet these goals.

ABOUT NRG eVgo

The NRG eVgo® network gives electric vehicle (EV) owners new freedom and range confidence via home and workplace charging docks, plus a network of fast-charging stations conveniently located at retailers along major transportation corridors within eVgo cities. Service plans offered by eVgo can provide EV owners a home or workplace charger and use of eVgo’s Freedom Station® sites and other public charging stations. eVgo is a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 250 company at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy. Through eVgo, NRG will provide access to hundreds of public charging sites across the United States. To find out more, or to join the eVgo network, visit www.nrgeVgo.com. Connect with eVgo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgeVgo.

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For more information, contact:

Erika Schuetze (for NRG eVgo)

805-540-4318

eschuetze@fenton.com 

NRG electric car fast-charging arrives in Chicago


Ecomento

Staff Writer

11/20/2014

Quite a few electric car charging networks exist in the US, but like region-specific fast food chains, sometimes your city simply isn’t one of their markets.

NRG eVgo is charging arm of a large utility company that already operates charging stations in Texas, California, Phoenix, Nashville, and Washington, DC. Now, it’s adding Chicago’s nascent network of DC fast-charging stations to its operations.

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Chicago’s fast-charging network up and running under NRG eVgo


AutoblogGreen

Danny King

11/19/2014

Chicago’s long-delayed fast-charging network for plug-in vehicles is up and running after being taken over by the NRG Evgo program that’s underway in Texas as well as the Pacific Northwest, Phoenix, Nashville and Washington, DC.

NRG Evgo is partnering with Chicago-based JNS Holdings Corp. to deploy direct-current (DC) fast chargers throughout the Chicagoland area. The system will be complemented by the “No Charge to Charge” program NRG has with Nissan.

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Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Expanding in Chicago


Fleet News Daily

Staff Writer

11/18/2014

NRG eVgo, is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging offerings to the Chicago market in partnership with Chicago-based JNS Holdings Corp.

“A robust charging station network is critical to broad deployment of electric vehicles,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

In the coming months, eVgo will also add additional DC fast charging sites to the Chicagoland area to further improve the charging coverage and make it a truly comprehensive network.

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Electric vehicle charging stations ready to roll after long delay


Chicago Tribune

Julie Wernau

11/14/2014

Nearly four years after Chicago announced a rollout of charging stations for electric vehicles across the region, the long-stalled project is moving forward with the help of Nissan and NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy.

Arlington Heights-based JNS Holdings, owner of the beleaguered project, is handing over the area’s direct-current fast chargers to eVgo. The companies promise the system will be “comprehensive and reliable.”

Nissan will give people who buy or lease its fully electric Leaf vehicles free access to the charging stations for two years.

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NRG eVgo to Bring Electric Vehicle Fast Charging to Chicago


NRG eVgo to Bring Electric Vehicle Fast Charging to Chicago

Charging Infrastructure Overhaul and Expansion will make Driving Electric Easy in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL – November 14, 2014 - NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging offerings to the Chicago market.  In partnership with Chicago-based JNS Holdings Corp., eVgo will operate a comprehensive and reliable network of direct current (DC) fast chargers to provide range confidence for Chicagoland EV drivers.

JNS partnered with eVgo, a recognized leader in DC fast charging services, to restore the existing DC fast chargers in Chicago.  eVgo will manage the operation of the existing DC fast chargers including networking, back office support and customer service.

“A robust charging station network is critical to broad deployment of electric vehicles.  The City of Chicago is pleased that NRG has chosen to expand its eVgo charging network here,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

According to Brian Howe, Chief Executive Officer of JNS Holdings, “Through the joint efforts of JNS and eVgo, we have already brought most of the DC fast chargers back online with JNS local expertise and eVgo DC fast charging experience, we are on track to restore these chargers into a great experience for EV drivers.”

In the coming months, eVgo will also add additional DC fast charging sites to the Chicagoland area to further improve the charging coverage and make it a truly comprehensive network.

“DC fast chargers are the fastest EV chargers on the market today and can charge an EV in less than 30 minutes,” said Arun Banskota, President of NRG eVgo. “With the comprehensive DC fast charger network in Chicago today and the new stations we will bring online, eVgo can give EV drivers the confidence to drive wherever in Chicago they need to go and make buying an EV a very real option for all Chicagoans.”

This fast charging network supports eVgo’s partnership with Nissan to expand the “No Charge to Charge” program to the Chicago market. Already in 12 markets, “No Charge to Charge” is a first-of-its-kind partnership that provides Nissan LEAF buyers with complimentary 24-month access to the eVgo network, as well as other EV charging networks, using a single EZ-Charge access card*.

“At NRG eVgo, we are committed to the future of driving electric,” continued Mr. Banskota. “Together with partners like Nissan, we can deliver innovative solutions like ‘No Charge to Charge’ that empower more Chicagoland drivers to go electric.”

With over 160 fast charge stations currently installed, eVgo is building a comprehensive network of fast-charging sites in the U.S. as well as the infrastructure to support charging at residences and workplaces. By expanding to the Chicago market, eVgo furthers its commitment to support all EV drivers wherever and however they choose to charge.

For more information about eVgo charging plans available to Chicagoland EV drivers, visit nrgeVgo.com.

*Consumers can find chargers eligible for “No Charge to Charge” at www.ez-charge.com/stations, PlugShare.com or via the PlugShare app for iOS or Android.

About NRG eVgo

The NRG eVgo SM network gives electric vehicle (EV) owners new freedom and range confidence via home and workplace charging docks, plus a network of fast charging stations conveniently located at retailers along major transportation corridors within eVgo cities. Service plans offered by eVgo can provide EV owners a home or workplace charger and use of eVgo’s Freedom Station® sites and other public charging stations.  eVgo is a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 250 company at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy. Through eVgo, NRG will provide access to hundreds of public charging sites across the United States.  To find out more, or to join the eVgo network, visit www.nrgeVgo.com. Connect with eVgo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgeVgo.

About JNS Holdings Corporation

JNS Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an electrical contractor in the United States. The company specializes in temperature control installations and various specialty electrical works throughout the greater Chicago area. It provides design and installation services, including temperature control installations; fire alarm and life safety installations; and power distribution, design build, commercial constructions, computer and communication cabling, and lighting control installations. The company also installs electric car charging stations in Chicago, as well as leases vehicles, trailers, scissor lifts, and construction tools and equipment. JNS Holdings Corporation was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Safe Harbor Disclosure

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions and include NRG’s expectations regarding electric vehicles and its electric vehicle charging network. Forward-looking statements typically can be identified by the use of words such as “expect,” “believe,” and similar terms. Although NRG believes that its expectations are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated above include, among others, general economic conditions, hazards customary in the power industry, competition in wholesale power markets, the volatility of energy and fuel prices, failure of customers to perform under contracts, changes in the wholesale power markets, changes in government regulation of markets and of environmental emissions, and our ability to achieve the expected benefits and timing of our electric vehicle projects. NRG undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The foregoing review of factors that could cause NRG’s actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements included in this news release should be considered in connection with information regarding risks and uncertainties that may affect NRG’s future results included in NRG’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov/.

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CONTACT:

Carly Kade

Communications

NRG eVgo

713-819-2550

carly.kade@nrgenergy.com

 

Brian Howe

CEO

JNS Holdings Corporation

(847) 577-3795

info@jnsholdings.com

 

Nissan Offers Free Charging for New LEAF Buyers in Los Angeles


Nissan Offers Free Charging for New LEAF Buyers in Los Angeles

July 23, 2014 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–There are many attractive reasons for Angelenos to own the all-electric Nissan LEAF: single-occupant access to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; an available California state tax rebate of $2,500; much lower operating costs than a gas-powered car and now, free public charging.

Nissan announced today that it is adding Los Angeles to its “No Charge to Charge” promotion, a program that will offer two years of no-cost public charging at hundreds of stations with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF in the Los Angeles area. This includes no-cost access to fast chargers that can charge a LEAF battery pack from zero to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes.

“Los Angeles has long been one of the world’s top markets for electric car sales,” said Brendan Jones, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure. “Adding free access to public fast charging in the LA market gives us a competitive edge over other vehicles, regardless of their fuel source.”

“No Charge to Charge” takes advantage of the new EZ-ChargeSM card, a first-of-its-kind card that offers Nissan LEAF owners access to five leading EV charging networks with a single card. New owners will receive an EZ-Charge card that will provide access to chargers with ChargePoint, Blink, CarCharging, AeroVironment and NRG eVgo. (Note: not all chargers available with the EZ-Charge card are part of “No Charge to Charge.”)

Click to read more about Nissan LEAF and No Charge to Charge in Los Angeles