CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Mall at Partridge Creek has become the first regional shopping center in Michigan to offer electric vehicle charging stations at its property.
Two Level 2 (220-volt) Eaton charging stations are now operational across from Brio Tuscan Grille near the shopping center’s main entrance.
Installed by Macomb Township’s CarPlug, a division of LaBelle Electric, and made by Eaton Corp., the charging stations will allow Partridge Creek customers to charge their electric vehicle in less than half the time compared to using a standard 110/120V electrical outlet.
The EV charging stations will be self-service, easy to operate and free-of-charge to Partridge Creek patrons. Shoppers will be able pull up, plug in and leave their vehicles charging while they are enjoying time at the shopping center.
Complimentary charging station swipe cards will be available at Partridge Creek’s customer service center, which is located at the center court adjacent to its outdoor fireplace.
“This is a very exciting innovation for The Mall at Partridge Creek as we look to provide the utmost in amenities to our patrons,” says Seok Chung, marketing and sponsorship director for The Mall at Partridge Creek. “Providing charging stations for the many first-to-market drivers of electric vehicles in our automotive-based community not only makes great sense, but it also shows our commitment to sustainability.”
Industry forecasts predict annual plug-in electric vehicle sales will exceed 350,000 units in the United States by 2017. Electric vehicles offer improved fuel economy, lower emissions and strong acceleration with a quiet operation – all from a domestic energy source that costs less than gasoline on an average cost per mile basis.