Bellevue, WA (January 27, 2014)– Talon Portfolio Services and Urban Renaissance Property Company announced the addition of four level two electric vehicle (EV) charging ports and one DC Fast Charger manufactured by Eaton, to the Bellefield Office Park, located at 1150 114th Ave SE in Bellevue, WA. All five charging locations will run on ChargePoint’s network, the largest and most open EV charging network in the nation with over 15,000 charging locations.
The installation is part of Talon’s ongoing efforts to provide unique offerings and amenities to their tenants. Easily accessed by interstates 405 and 90, the 15-building office campus is the perfect location for charging stations. Talon’s largest tenant, Outerwall, also recently added a fleet of twelve Nissan Leaf vehicles and charging stations of their own.
“Talon Portfolio Services has remade Bellefield Office Park, creating a modern technology campus with exceptional freeway access, minutes from downtown Bellevue,” said Gabe Levin, Managing Director of Asset Management at Talon Portfolio Services. “By providing high speed electric car charging stations we continue to respond to the region’s top employers who wish to offer their employees alternative ‘green’ transportation modes.”
Currently, there are 7,230 EVs and over 700 ChargePoint locations in the State of Washington and 97 ports in Bellevue.
The Talon stations are ChargePoint’s CT400 series – the newest advancement in charging technology, which allows two cars to charge simultaneously. The Eaton fast charger will also run on ChargePoint’s network giving drivers access by simply signing up for a free ChargePoint membership. Drivers can initiate a charging session through their ChargePoint card or the mobile app.
“EV charging is considered the latest perk a workplace can offer their employees while also contributing to a company’s sustainability goals,” said Dimitrios Papadogonas, VP of Marketing with ChargePoint. “These stations are located in the perfect location to provide convenient charging to employees and visitors.” ChargePoint’s mobile app and website provides real-time data and drivers are able to see a station’s availability, navigate to the station, start a charging session and receive updates on the status of their charging session.
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 15,000 charging locations and a 70%+ market share. Ranked #1 by leading independent research firm, Navigant Research, ChargePoint makes advanced hardware and best-in-class cloud based software. ChargePoint’s open network is utilized by many leading EV hardware makers and encourages all EV charging manufacturers to join.
ChargePoint’s real-time network information including the availability of charging locations throughout the nation is available through the ChargePoint mobile app, online and via the navigation systems in top-selling EVs including the new BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf. Every 10 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 3.7 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 2.6 million gallons of gasoline and driven 65 million gas free miles. For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.
Urban Renaissance Group, LLC is a Seattle-based full-service commercial real estate company, engaged in acquisitions, development, asset management, property management and ownership in Seattle, Bellevue, and Portland. The strategic premise of the Urban Renaissance Group is that the form of the American City will change dramatically during the next 20 years. Urban Renaissance Group acts as a catalyst that understands and ignites that change, thereby generating superior returns for its investors, as well as opportunities for its partners and employees. For more information about Urban Renaissance Group, visit www.urbanrengroup.com.
Talon is a privately-held real estate investment firm with deep experience in acquisition, disposition and investment management across a broad range of property types and within multiple U.S. markets. Talon seeks to provide superior risk-adjusted returns through excellent execution of carefully developed strategies. Talon Principals have engaged in real estate investment activities for over twenty-five years (through numerous economic and real estate cycles) on behalf of partners, for their own accounts, with a cumulative transaction volume exceeding $8.2 billion. For more information about Talon Portfolio Services, visit www.talonprivate.com.