Essex Outlets & EuroWest Properties partner with GMP to help Drivers Reduce Fossil Fuel & Save Money
Essex Junction, VT… It is getting easier to charge an electric vehicle in Chittenden County, thanks to a partnership between Essex Outlets and EuroWest Properties and Green Mountain Power. GMP is installing a new NRG EVgo Freedom Station for electric vehicles at the Essex Outlets, one of the first retail centers in Vermont to host one.
“This is part of our commitment announced in June to build a comprehensive fast charging network across the state, increasing Vermont’s energy independence and contributing to cleaner air and lower carbon emissions,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson. “We are so pleased to work with Essex Outlets to host this site where so many people shop and work. These chargers represent the best in fast charging technology and will help us to continue to deliver clean, cost-effective and reliable power.”
Vermont is the first New England state to be added to NRG EVgo’s national public fast-charging network, and GMP is the first utility in the country to partner to expand the EVgo network.
The EVgo Freedom Station is capable of providing approximately 80 percent of a battery charge in 25 minutes when using the DC fast-charging option. The chargers also have level 2 capabilities that provide up to 24 miles of charge per hour. The units will have a card reader which will allow GMP NRG EVgo members to simply swipe their membership card to pay easily. Those without memberships will be able to call an 800 number and conveniently pay by credit card.
“The Essex Outlets is committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees and customers, and the community in which we conduct our business,” said Peter Edelmann of EuroWest Properties. “Partnering with GMP to make charging convenient is an important way we can take action to support positive change.”