Macerich Boosts EV Charging Capacity at 12 Properties Through Collaboration with Electrify America
SANTA MONICA, Calif.(June 9, 2022) – Macerich (NYSE: MAC), one of the nation's leading owners, operators and developers of major regional town centers in top markets, is adding public, ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at 12 properties in six states through its ongoing collaboration with Electrify America.
A longstanding real estate industry leader in sustainability, Macerich began installing EV charging stations in 2016 to advance dynamic, resilient regional town centers with the least environmental impact. The Company now counts over 330 charging stations across its portfolio of high-profile retail and mixed-use properties.
“Macerich’s collaboration with Electrify America helps us amplify our commitment to reduce climate impacts in our communities as part of our goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030,” said Macerich Vice President of Sustainability Jeff Bedell. “It’s our hope that these publicly available stations will elevate awareness of sustainable transportation and energize more drivers to make the switch.”
EV drivers visiting a Macerich station can pay by credit or debit card, or by using the Electrify America mobile app, which allows drivers to easily locate a station, initiate a charge and check charging session progress from their phones for a seamless experience from start to finish.
“To help electric vehicle drivers maximize their charging options while on the road, it’s important to have accessible stations where drivers want to be, near amenities like Macerich centers,” said Anthony Lambkin, senior director of operations at Electrify America. “By offering convenient ultra-fast charging stations where people are already gathering, we are meeting customers’ needs and helping build confidence in the electric future.”
EV charging stations at 12 Macerich properties include:
New Jersey: Freehold Raceway Mall (Freehold)
New York: Queens Center (New York City) and Green Acres Mall (Long Island)
California: Broadway Plaza (Walnut Creek) and Fashion Fair (Fresno)
Colorado: FlatIron Crossing (Broomfield) and Twenty Ninth Street (Boulder)
Virginia: Tysons Corner Center (Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.)
Illinois: Fashion Outlets of Chicago (Rosemont, just outside Chicago)
California: Pacific View (Ventura)
New Jersey: Deptford Mall (Deptford)
New York: Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, New York) – coming soon
Electrify America is a leader in public ultra-fast EV charging from coast to coast. At these select Macerich properties, drivers will have access to Electrify America’s ultra-fast charging technology, with charging speeds of 150kW and350kW — the fastest charging speed available today, enabling capable electric vehicles to charge in as little as 20 minutes.
Macerich has received notable sustainability recognitions in the real estate industry, including a steady position on the CDP A List and the #1 ranking in the Global ESG Benchmark for Real Assets (GRESB)retail sector for seven consecutive years.
About Electrify America
Electrify America LLC, the largest open DC fast charging network in the U.S., is investing $2 billion over 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access. The investment will enable millions of Americans to discover the benefits of electric driving and support the build-out of a nationwide network of ultra-fast community and highway corridor chargers that are convenient and reliable. Electrify America expects to have more than 1,800 total charging stations with over 10,000 chargers in the United States and Canada by2026. During this period, the company will be expanding to 49 states and the District of Columbia, delivering on its commitment to support increased ZEV adoption with a network that is comprehensive, technologically advanced and customer friendly.
Electrify America earned the 2020 and 2021 “EV Charging Infrastructure Best-in-Test” award from umlaut, an infrastructure and benchmarking specialist, now part of Accenture, as published in Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine. Electrify America’s Electrify Home® offers home charging solutions for consumers with flexible installation options. Electrify Commercial® provides expert solutions for businesses looking to develop electric vehicle charging programs. For more information, visit www.electrifyamerica.com and media.electrifyamerica.com.
Macerich is a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). As a leading owner, operator and developer of high-quality retail real estate in densely populated and attractive U.S. markets, Macerich’s portfolio is concentrated in California, the Pacific Northwest, Phoenix/Scottsdale, and the Metro New York to Washington, D.C. corridor. Developing and managing properties that serve as community cornerstones, Macerich currently owns 48 million square feet of real estate consisting primarily of interests in 44 regional town centers. Macerich is firmly dedicated to advancing environmental goals, social good and sound corporate governance. A recognized leader in sustainability, Macerich has achieved a #1 GRESB ranking for the North American retail sector for seven straight years (2015-2021). For more information, please visit www.Macerich.com.