Fuji Electric Installs First DC Quick Charger in Midtown Manhattan
Midtown Manhattan got its first quick charger at the Edison ParkFast. It is a 25 kW CHAdeMO charger from Fuji Electric Corp. of America, connected to the ChargePoint network.
“Fuji Electric Corp. of America has announced a new project featuring their 25kW DC Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles at the Edison ParkFast’s famous Hippodrome location, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. The publicly available station provides a complete charge to electric vehicles in under an hour, making it ideal for the busy driver in the heart of the city’s bustling Times Square neighborhood.”
25 kW means that charging time to 80% will be slightly longer than the typical 30 minutes at 40-50 kW, but it still should be rather useful.
The project was conducted by Green Power Technology, Fuji Electric’s distributor, who is responsible for the sale, installation and ongoing maintenance of the charger.
Phil Charatz, President and CEO of Fuji Electric Corp. of America stated:
“With our corporate headquarters in NJ, we are honored to see our DC Quick Charger installed in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and are pleased to partner with Edison ParkFast on this project. Electric vehicle owners will benefit from the convenient location and the charger’s presence on the ChargePoint® Network, and we hope to see more DC Quick Chargers in New York City and the surrounding areas in the coming months.”
Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO remarked:
“Our successful partnership with Fuji Electric has helped make us the largest and most open EV charging network in the nation. DC fast charging stations combined with level two public and home charging give drivers confidence that they can plug in wherever they go.”
Stacy Stuart, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Human Resources at Edison Properties, the parent company of Edison ParkFast commented:
“We’ve built a reputation on providing value-added services to our customers, and the installation of an EV Charging Station was a natural next step for us. This allows New Yorkers to make an environmentally friendly choice when it comes to getting around. They know they can pull into an Edison ParkFast garage and charge up their electric vehicle in a quick, convenient setting.”