SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Volta Charging, the leader in free electric vehicle charging, today announced that two free charging stations for electric cars, powered by Volta, are now installed near the front entrance of the mall and Macy's at the Somersville Towne Center.
"We are thrilled to host Volta free EV charging as part of our commitment to being a positive force in the community. We also believe it's important to do our part to support the City of Antioch in its goal reduce overall carbon emissions 25% by 2020." - Jim Roberts, Vice President of Urban Retail LLC, the company that owns and manages the Town Center.
The City of Antioch is dedicated to reducing environmental impacts across all sectors and expressed enthusiasm for the project. “Somersville Towne Center is going GREEN! This is only the beginning, as they now have Volta Charging Stations,” says Antioch City Council Woman Lori Ogorchock, “so while you are shopping you can charge your car for FREE!"
The two stations supply “Level 2” power, or about 20 miles worth of free driving for each hour of charging. Volta stations are ideal for topping off EV batteries for free while enjoying nearby shops, restaurants and services.
“Volta is excited to be the Somersville Towne Center’s free EV charging provider,” said Scott Mercer, CEO of Volta Charging. “These stations are a win-win-win for the Antioch community, the environment and Somersville Towne Center. Partners like Urban Retail LLC are key to driving communities forward towards our electric future.”
Volta is a nationwide network of EV charging stations that partners with brands to sponsor free charging for all EV drivers. Volta’s innovative infrastructure is leading the way for the future needs of mobility. Volta creates new ways for brands to reach highly coveted audiences in high traffic locations and for real estate owners, including shopping malls, grocery stores and local retailers, to encourage new customers to visit and stay longer. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Francisco, Volta provides a valuable community amenity in markets across the U.S. helping brands meet consumers at the optimal moment of purchase decision. To learn more visit www.voltacharging.com.
About Urban Retail
Urban Retail Properties, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS), manages 55 retail properties in 20 states, totaling over 20 million square feet. Since its formation in 1984, Urban has been an innovator in retail ownership and management, becoming one of the nation’s leading third-party real estate management firms specializing in regional malls, community centers and big box portfolios. Urban creates value for institutional investment partners through strategic acquisition, development, merchandising and leasing efforts. For more information about the company, please visit www.urbanretail.com.