FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 P.M. PDT, June 18, 2013
GIG HARBOR, WASHINGTON – JUNE 18, 2013: Uptown Gig Harbor, in collaboration with Charge Northwest and ChargePoint, has installed four (4) Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations within the shopping center parking lot near GreenHouse Restaurant at 4793 Point Fosdick Drive NW. These EV charging stations are the first vehicle charging stations located in Gig Harbor and are able to charge any electric vehicle currently available in the U.S. Motorists will be able to pay to use the station with apps on their smart phones, with a ChargePoint card or credit card. While their cars are charging, guests will be able to enjoy the many amenities at Uptown including restaurants, shopping and movie theatre.
Washington State has 3559 registered EV drivers according to Polk Research. The second largest number of EV drivers in the US. Peirce County has the third largest EV population in the state – behind King and Snohomish Counties. The chargers at Uptown Gig Harbor are the only available public EV chargers between Port Orchard and Tacoma and are conveniently located just off Highway 16 at the Olympic Drive exit.
Uptown was constructed using many LEED standards and the installation of the electric vehicle recharge stations reinforces Uptown’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
About Charge Northwest
Charge Northwest LLC has teamed with ChargePoint Inc. and the ChargePoint™ Network to provide World Class Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and supporting services. Founded in 2009, and located in Gig Harbor, WA, Charge Northwest LLC is the official regional distributor for Chargepoint Inc. Charge Northwest’s main service areas include: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia.
About ChargePoint, Inc.
ChargePoint is the largest online network of independently owned EV charging stations operating in 14 countries. ChargePoint provides everything an EV station owner needs to deliver turnkey electric vehicle charging services in their parking lots. For drivers, ChargePoint provides state-of-the-art features including the ability to locate, reserve and navigate to unoccupied charging stations with online tools and mobile applications. ChargePoint locations may be found online and are included on the free ChargePoint mobile applications for iPhone and Android. The ChargePoint network is open to all charging station manufacturers. For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.
More About Uptown Gig Harbor
For more details on these Electric Vehicle Charge Stations and other Uptown Gig Harbor events, visit www.uptowngigharbor.com
Constructed in 2008, Uptown Gig Harbor is proud to be the South Sound’s premiere shopping + dining destination, located in Gig Harbor, WA.
Uptown Gig Harbor
4423 Pt Fosdick Dr NW, #100-2
Gig Harbor, WA 98335