Fuji Electric DC Fast Charging Station in San Juan Capistrano
Powers Through 1000 Electric Vehicle Charging Sessions for ChargePoint Drivers
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Angus Clark of EVoasis presents Nissan LEAF owner Allen Savedoff with a certificate in celebration
of the 1,000th charging session on Fuji Electric’s DC Quick Charger, located at the
Residence Inn by Marriott, San Juan Capistrano.
Edison, N.J., and Campbell, Calif., September 05, 2013 – Fuji Electric Corp. of America announced that they have reached the 1000th charging session on their Electric Vehicle Charging Station at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Dana Point/San Juan Capistrano, CA, marking a major milestone for the electronics manufacturer and the EV industry in the US. The station was the first publicly available DC Quick Charger on the ChargePoint® Network upon its introduction in November 2012, and has become one of the busiest charging stations on the West coast. Owned and operated by EV-integrator Evoasis, it is conveniently located along the I-5 interstate, offering electric vehicle drivers a quick and easy 20-30 minute charging experience.
“The addition of Fuji Electric’s EV Charging Station was an exciting step for us, and we are pleased to see how quickly our guests and local travelers have embraced this new technology,” said Grace Miane, General Manager of Residence Inn Dana Point San Juan Capistrano. “With over 100 charging sessions each month, we look forward to the continued success of this station as we consider possible sites for additional DC Quick Chargers.”
“The traffic on this station has surpassed our expectations, and we are using the station data to educate other businesses on the benefits of installing EV Charging Stations at their sites,” said Larry Butkovich, Fuji Electric’s General Manager of EV Systems. “Average charging sessions are lasting about 20 minutes, making this an ideal solution for hotels, restaurants, retail and convenience stores.”
Fuji Electric’s DC Quick Chargers have been installed in hundreds of locations around the world, and the ChargePoint OnRamp integration means that drivers can easily access real time station availability and manage charging sessions. With over 6 MWh of energy dispensed to date, the Marriott station hosts drivers at random times throughout the day, as opposed to the predictable morning/evening spikes that are seen with regular EV charging. “This station was the first DC Quick Charger on the ChargePoint Network and its enormous success highlights the growing demand for public charging infrastructure,” ChargePoint’s CEO, Pasquale Romano said. “DC Quick chargers are critical for longer trips and are an important addition to level 2 public charging stations located where people live, work and play.”
Butkovich adds, “It is encouraging to see that EV drivers are embracing fast, reliable public charging for a reasonable price. This shows a maturation of the market that is significant for businesses, as it indicates a behavioral shift among drivers that shouldn’t be ignored.”
About Fuji Electric Corp. of America
Fuji Electric Corp. of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., and has been responsible for sales and distribution of the company’s products since 1970. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. began developing power electronics equipment in 1923, and is a global leader in industrial products ranging from semiconductors, HMIs, power supply, and power generation equipment to AC drives and electric vehicle charging stations. For more information please visit www.americas.fujielectric.com or follow us on Twitter @FujiElectricFEA.
Recognized as the worldwide leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, ChargePoint is the largest online network of independently-owned EV charging stations in the world – operating in more than a dozen countries with more than 13,000 charging locations. Every 15 seconds someone connects their vehicle to a ChargePoint station. ChargePoint’s best-in-class hardware – as well as hardware from other manufacturers – is connected to ChargePoint's cloud–based software. This innovative platform provides charging station owners with the control and data they need and want to optimize their charging operations, including billing, access control, and remote driver support. Station owners can monitor and track charging station usage and costs, create pricing structures for charging services, and reward driver loyalty.
ChargePoint provides a free mobile application with real-time data that allows drivers to locate and navigate to unoccupied charging stations. Drivers can also track their charging status and usage, as well as their greenhouse gas and fuel savings. Over 60 percent of all publicly-accessible networked EV charging stations are ChargePoint stations or run on the ChargePoint network, and nearly 40 percent of all EV drivers are ChargePoint members. By initiating 2.5 million charging sessions, ChargePoint consumers have saved three million gallons of gasoline and avoided 46 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.
Evoasis Corporation designs and operates the world's first full-service, multi-point, Rapid-Charging stations, offering driver comforts, outstanding food and beverages and broadband wireless access, all delivered in relaxing drivers lounge and retail centers. Using the latest in energy-efficient building designs and incorporating solar canopies and energy-storage systems, Evoasis customers and members experience world-class service, state-of-the-art technology and 24-Hour security while recharging their electric vehicles. Evoasis' Marriott ChargePoint locations provide customers and members a similar comfort experience and secure setting while charging their vehicles, enjoying the hospitality, amenities and exceptional customer-care and guest services from the world-renowned Marriott brand.
For more information please visit www.evoasis.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/evoasis or call 858-342-9672
About the Residence Inn Dana Point San Juan Capistrano
The Residence Inn Dana Point San Juan Capistrano opened last year and was a newly built all-suite hotel property welcoming business and leisure travelers with comfortable accommodations and attentive service. Each of the hotel’s 130 suites feature the convenience of full-size kitchen appliances, granite countertops, flat-screen TVs and separate sleeping and living areas for a remarkable hotel experience. An ideal choice for small business or social gatherings in Dana Point/San Juan Capistrano area. The hotel offers two meeting rooms with the latest in audio-visual technology and event services for hosting company board meetings, training sessions or family reunions. Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations at the hotel, please visit our website at www.marriott.com/snasj, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.