Atlanta, GA – Cousins Properties is pleased to announce the installation of eight new ChargePoint stations located at 191 Peachtree Tower, Promenade, American Cancer Society Center and North Point Center East. The stations will run on the ChargePoint network, the largest and most open network in the world with over 17,000 charging locations and were sold and installed by Hannah Solar, a ChargePoint Signature Reseller.
“Cousins has a long history of offering top-notch services to our customers and clients and we are proud to add EV charging to that ever growing list,” said Chip Andrews, Vice President with Cousins Properties. “ChargePoint’s smart charging solutions give us the opportunity to promote our sustainability practices while simultaneously offering cutting edge services to our clients and tenants.”
In Q4 of 2013, Atlanta saw the sale of over 3,000 EVs – a 52% growth rate and the fastest in the nation. At the end of 2013, there were over 7,000 EVs on the road in the state. As of March 2014, there were 190,000 EVs sold nationally according to the EDTA.
“Atlanta is a hotspot for EVs with one of the fastest growing markets in the country and as adoption continues to rise, it’s crucial that companies respond to the demand and install charging stations. It’s’ no surprise that a market leader like Cousins Properties is not only doing that, but also anticipating future growth. Cousins understands the value EV charging has to a business
With ChargePoint, drivers have the ability to track fuel and greenhouse gas savings, find charging locations, check station availability in real-time and receive status notifications on their charging sessions.
Drivers can initiate a session by signing up for a free ChargePoint membership, using the ChargePoint mobile app, calling a 1-800 number on the station or using an RFID credit card.
Cousins Properties Incorporated is a leading fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) with extensive experience in development, acquisition, financing, management and leasing. Based in Atlanta, the Company actively invests in top-tier urban office assets and opportunistic mixed-use developments in Sunbelt markets. For more information, please visit www.cousinsproperties.com.
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 18,000 charging locations. 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 the Nissan LEAF. Every 9 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 5 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 4.3 million gallons of gasoline and driven 100 million gas free miles.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.