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News   June 27, 2010   by Auto Service World

Florida Building Manager Sees Electric Vehicle Chargers as Tenant Attraction


The manager of a Florida medical/professional building says that the addition of an electric car charging stations keeps the building on the leading edge of green technologies, a top-of-mind benefit to tenants.
The installation, by Car Charging Group, Inc., has already been completed at The Delray Professional Center, a 43,000 square foot medical/professional building on 1.93 acres in Palm Beach County, Fla.
“We are thrilled to have the ability to provide our tenants with unique building amenities like this new, state-of-the-art EV charging station,” said Steve Newman, property ,anager for The Delray Professional Center. “The Delray Professional Center prides itself on offering the most up-to-date and innovative green technologies to our tenants, and the addition of this first charging station in the city of Delray Beach is just one example of some of these amenities.”
Occupants of The Delray Professional Center who own EVs will now be able to conveniently charge their vehicles at the charging station located on site. Under the agreement, The Delray Professional Center will share a percentage of the revenue derived from the charging stations.
“According to the American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, employed persons work an average of 7.6 hours a day, which means that their vehicles are left unused for a majority of that time,” said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of Car Charging Group. “We strongly believe that installing electric car charging stations in professional buildings, such as The Delray Professional Center, will not only help proprietors but will also help tenants as well by allowing them to charge their EVs for an extended period of time, thus alleviating any range anxiety that they may have regarding the length that each charge would last. Realizing that all electric vehicles need to connect to the existing electric grid to recharge their batteries, Car Charging is leading the movement to establish the necessary infrastructure one installation at a time.”
Car Charging Group, Inc. is in the business of owning, providing and servicing electric car charging stations in designated parking areas of public and private property, such as multi-family residential and commercial buildings, parking garages, municipalities, shopping malls, strip centers, sporting venues and other convenient charging locations. The company’s business model enables the business/property owner to provide his/her customers or constituents with the service of convenient car charging while simultaneously benefitting monetarily from a percentage of the revenue from the charging station.
“It is imperative that the groundwork to support the first generation of electric vehicles is developed now,” added Farkas. “By installing electric car chargers in public areas, Car Charging Group is helping consumers enjoy the freedom of electric mobility.”

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