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Vestar Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At Tempe Marketplace

 

Vestar recently placed eight electric charging stations at its entertainment and retail lifestyle center Tempe Marketplace.

Through 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.

These installations are part of Vestar’s already well-established GreenStar initiative, the Southwest’s first large-scale commitment to sustainable shopping center techniques.

“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,” says 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. For more information about The EV Project, visit theevproject.com.

 

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