Hagerstown and Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets Announce New NRG eVgo Electric Car Charging Stations
Shoppers can take advantage of self-service charging stations at Washington, D.C.-area shopping centers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 22, 2015 – Simon (NYSE: SPG), a global leader in retail real estate, and NRG eVgo (ee-vee-go), a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), are introducing electric car fast charging stations this spring at Hagerstown Premium Outlets and Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets to provide an added convenience to their shoppers.
“We know our shoppers have a choice when they choose where to find the best deals, so we want to do everything we can to make their experience enjoyable and convenient,” said Angie Riford, director of marketing and business development for Hagerstown Premium Outlets. “The addition of these charging stations is a way to serve our shoppers and contribute to Simon’s sustainability practices.”
The Hagerstown Premium Outlets “Freedom Station,” located near The Children’s Place, will feature one CHAdeMO direct current (DC) fast-charging station, which provides a Tesla, Nissan LEAF, and Kia Soul-EV with approximately 40 miles of range in 15 minutes of charging, and one Level 2 charger that supports all EVs and plug-in Hybrids
Shoppers at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets can take advantage of its three charging stations, located near Adidas. Its DC fast-charging station and two Level 2 chargers, are self-service and easy to operate. Adding convenience to the shopping experience of its green drivers, these stations also support Simon’s sustainability efforts and exercise the company’s green energy initiatives
Simon began installing charging stations in 2011. These centers add to the 170 electric vehicle charging stations located at 56 of Simon’s shopping destinations in 16 states, allowing EV drivers to park, plug in and charge their cars while they shop the centers’ savings of 25 to 65 percent off every day.
“NRG is very excited to be expanding our relationship with Simon Property Group to seven locations in the Washington metropolitan area,” says Michael Krauthamer, eVgo’s Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region. “With the addition of these two new fast charging stations, which strongly complement a robust existing network, drivers can now conveniently cover a 10,000 square mile area stretching from Queenstown Premium Outlets to Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets and from Hagerstown Premium Outlets to St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf.”
For more information on charging stations at Simon locations, visit http://www.simon.com/ev-charging-stations. Simon shoppers that are interested in NRG eVgo charging stations can visit www.nrgevgo.com/atlanta to sign up for a plan.
About Hagerstown Premium Outlets
Hagerstown Premium Outlets is a 486,000 square-foot outlet shopping center located just a short drive outside of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. The center boasts brand names such as Adidas, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Fossil, Gap Factory, J.Crew, Jos A. Bank, Loft Outlet, Nike, The North Face, Polo Ralph Lauren, Talbots, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and more at savings of 25 to 65 percent every day. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and tourism resources, visit premiumoutlets.com.
About Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets is a 463,000 square-foot outlet shopping center located just 35 miles north of Washington, D.C. The upscale outlet center is home to recognized brand names such as Adidas, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, J.Crew, Le Creuset, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade New York, Tommy Hilfiger and more at savings of 25 to 65 percent every day. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and tourism resources, visit premiumoutlets.com.
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
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 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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