Oct 25, 2012 (Mass Media Distribution LLC via COMTEX) --
WASHINGTON, DC (MMD Newswire) October 25, 2012 -- Mosaic, Washington D.C.'s most innovative new retail destination developed by EDENS, located at Lee Highway and Gallows Road in Merrifield, VA has announced that it plans to offer ChargePro(TM) electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for public use. Shoppers will be able to "charge up" their electric vehicles right on site instead of trying to locate another local charging station. Commuters and local residents will also be able to pay a fee to charge their vehicles at the station. The ChargePro(TM) EV charging stations are developed and produced by SemaConnect, the leading electric vehicle charging station company on the East Coast.
"Mosaic was built with responsible development in mind," said Bill Caldwell, Managing Director of EDENS. "We are committed to offering shoppers and residents the ultimate retail experience that centers on sustainable living. We are proud to be able to offer electric vehicle charging stations to our guests who seek energy alternatives in order to reduce their carbon footprint."
About SemaConnect's ChargePro(TM) EV Charging Stations
SemaConnect's ChargePro(TM) EV charging stations are smart and sophisticated, but simple, safe and reliable to use. In order to charge an electric vehicle, users unplug the connector from the station into the inlet on the electric vehicle. When the bright LED lights turn from blue to green, the vehicle is charging. When finished, users unplug the connector from the vehicle and return it to the station. It's as easy and safe as plugging-in a cell phone. The ChargePro(TM) EV charging stations are wirelessly networked into SemaConnect's SemaCharge(TM) Network. This allows EV drivers to sign up for a SemaCharge Pass that works similar to an EZ Pass. EV drivers load money onto the card, and simply wave it in front of the station. The station collects the charging information, and the user then can login to SemaCharge.com and see where they drove, how much electricity was used, fossil offset, locate other stations and more. There is also a supporting iPhone app to help locate other stations. The cost of fuel for an electric vehicle (EV) is approximately 25% of the cost for a gasoline vehicle. This comparative cost is based on a typical four-passenger EV which consumes approximately four miles per kWh of electricity, assuming a cost of $0.12 per kWh. The comparative gasoline vehicle has an average fuel efficiency of 25 mpg with a cost of $3.60 per gallon, projected to go even higher in the coming months.
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With over 1.9 million square feet, Mosaic redefines retail development with innovation, sustainability, and connection. Mosaic is a LEED Silver certified urban neighborhood development that features an array of retail, residential, hotel and office spaces as well as two parks and additional space for performances and neighborhood gatherings. For more information, visit www.MosaicDistrict.com.
EDENS develops, owns and operates community building centers in primary markets throughout the East Coast. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the Company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of 130 retail centers. EDENS has Regional Headquarters in Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.edens.com.
SemaConnect is the leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions and sophisticated software for station owners and electric vehicle drivers. SemaConnect's ChargePro Charging Stations are wirelessly networked on their SemaCharge(TM) Network and offer advanced features such as smart-grid integration, RFID card authentication, sustainability reporting and more. ChargePro stations can be found at municipal, parking, multifamily, office, hotel and retail locations nationwide. Visit www.semaconnect.com to learn more about owning, managing or using a ChargePro.