Simon Teams With Electrify America To Install 30 Ultra-Fast Charging Stations

MAY 23 2018 BY MARK KANE 11

Simon Property Group announced it is teaming up with Electrify America to install ultra-fast charging stations at more than 30 Simon centers throughout the U.S.

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Simon joins the growing list of partners that intends to see Electrify America’s chargers at its locations. Previously announced were Target and Walmart.

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The first station is to be installed in early June at the at Gulfport Premium Outlets in Gulfport, Mississippi with the “First Charging Ceremony” envisioned.

Several centers were already announced:

  • Gulfport Premium Outlets in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • King of Prussia (Philadelphia, PA)
  • San Francisco Premium Outlets (San Francisco, CA)
  • Del Amo Fashion Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Ontario Mills (Ontario, CA)
  • Santa Rosa Plaza (Santa Rosa, CA)
  • Florida Mall (Orlando, FL)
  • South Shore Plaza (Braintree, MA)

Depending on location, chargers will be 50-150 kW or 50-350 kW (near major highways).

“The Electrify America charging systems will offer the first-ever certified cooled-cable 150 to 350 kilowatt (kW) DC Fast Chargers delivering energy for up to 20 miles of range per minute, which is seven times faster than today’s 50kW DC chargers.

At the Simon locations near major highways, Electrify America’s chargers will have a range in power from 50kW up to 350kW. Other Simon facilities will offer a range of power from 50kW to 150kW, as well as an L2 AC charger to accommodate plug-in hybrids and non-DC-charge capable EVs at most locations.”

Mona Benisi, Simon’s Vice President of Corporate Sustainability said:

“Simon is committed to providing convenient amenities for our customers. Having been one of the first retail property owners in the U.S. to offer customer EV charging stations, we understand the importance of this infrastructure to facilitate the transition towards smart sustainable cities and advancing Simon’s corporate sustainability ambitions.”

Brendan Jones, Chief Operating Officer, of Electrify America said:

“Simon operates some of the most popular shopping destinations in the U.S. EV owners are driving the future in personal transportation, and having Electrify America’s state-of-the-art charging stations will serve Simon’s customers of today, and tomorrow, by providing the latest technology available.”

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I’m curious to what charging at 20 miles per minute does to battery life. Seems like the battery would get pretty toasty, not something you’d wanna do with regularity?

That just depends on the battery.

For you and me lifting 500 pounds might be hard, for a professional strongman it’s his warmup.

Depends on the battery size, SoC, current health, etc.

The regularity is the point. These are travel chargers. Their primary use will be recharging in long distance travel situations. With few exceptions this will not be done on a regular basis.

Also just because the chargers are capable of charging at 20 miles per minute doesn’t mean that the cars connecting to them can use all that power. The EV controls the current and power delivered, not the charger. So the EV battery designers will set the taper. It’s one of the items that Chevy Bolt owners complain about because they have taper drops at 53% and 70% SOC, which renders the DCFC no faster than a 25kW charger, no matter how much actual power is available.

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If we think that way the evs will never replace gassers. would you get one if you could not charge at home or work?

The San Francisco Premium Outlets location is actually 35 miles east of San Francisco in Livermore. It’s next to Hwy. 580 and already has two separate EVgo 50 kW charging installations on opposite ends of the shopping center. It’s a great location for a 150+ kW station.

30 charging stations across America? With the among of money they’re forced to invest in charging infrastructure. The number is missing 00, should be in thousands.

Are there 3000 different Simon’s malls in the US???

This is not the total number of EA chargers. It is a deal they’ve struck with a chain of malls to install chargers at their locations.

$3 gas is on the way lol connect the dots on clean air wake up folks

My 3-Series goes just over 300 miles before it needs gas. I don’t look for a gas pump every time I go to the store or work, but once every week or so just before or after the fuel light comes on. So why is it that EV owners think it’s acceuptable to ‘need’ to ‘fuel up’ at the mall or at the store, when the EV could be fully charged at him the night before wiht 200+ or 300+ miles of range? Unless someone puchased an EV with less range than they need (bad decision), like a cell phone with partial charge capability, they would constantly be looking for a plug. But owning an EV has the tremendous benenfit of not having to look for fuel/charging away from home, unless on a long road trip. Or unless buying an EV without home based charging. So could it just be courisity that has one leaving home fully charged with 200+ miles of range, driving 40 miles to a destination and looking for a plug, paying almost double for the same electricity they can get at home, then driving back home and plugging in?? Or could it be just not adjusting… Read more »