Navy Exchange in Bethesda Electrifies New LEED Gold Certified Store With ChargePoint Stations for Electric Vehicles


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CAMPBELL, CA--November 13, 2012: ChargePoint today announced that the Navy Exchange is providing electric vehicle charging services through ChargePoint at its new LEED Gold certified store in Bethesda, MD. The new $52.8 million facility is designed to serve military families including those at Walter Reed National Military Hospital. A 2-level parking garage with more than 500 spots was built adjacent to the NEX to ensure customers can find a place to park. The parking garage features four ChargePoint electric vehicle charging spots reserved specifically for eco-friendly, low emissions vehicles, the first charging stations at a Navy Exchange facility. The sale and installation of the stations was provided by ChargePoint distributor Green Power Technology.

“Offering EV charging services through ChargePoint is an important endorsement for the future of electric vehicles.”

"We are proud to be the first Navy Exchange in the country to offer ChargePoint electric vehicle charging services," said Rick Pimentel, General Manager of the Navy Exchange. "This facility is a LEED Gold structure featuring many efficient design features and providing electric vehicle charging stations is an important feature we want to offer to our guests. We selected ChargePoint because of the advanced features and functionality of the ChargePoint Network."

"The Navy Exchange sells more goods and services than most retailers in the world and fund many important services for military families," said Pat Romano, president and CEO of ChargePoint. "Offering EV charging services through ChargePoint is an important endorsement for the future of electric vehicles."

About Green Power Technology, LLC

Founded in 2008, Green Power Technology was designed to meet the growing need for recharging. As the exclusive channel partner and authorized distributor of ChargePoint, Green Power Technology provides residential, corporate, private, fleet and municipal sectors with the most advanced, easy to use, electric vehicle charging products and infrastructures. Since 2008, we have grown to become the largest distributor of EVSE solutions within our operating territory, in both sale and installations. Our team has been responsible for deploying more than 1000 stations.

About ChargePoint

ChargePoint is the largest online network of independently owned charging stations operating in more than 14 countries. ChargePoint provides everything a station owner needs to deliver turnkey 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 ChargePoint mobile applications for iPhone and Android. The ChargePoint Network is open to all charging station manufacturers. Stations on ChargePoint are currently dispensing over 812 Megawatt hours of energy each month, with drivers plugging in for more than 4100 charging sessions per day.

About The Navy Exchange

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) oversees 104 Navy Exchange (NEX) facilities and nearly 300 stores worldwide, 40 Navy Lodges, Ship's Stores, the Uniform Program Management Office, the Navy Clothing Textile and Research Facility and the Telecommunications Program Office. NEXCOM's parent command is the Naval Supply Systems Command. NEXCOM's mission is to provide authorized customers quality goods and services at a savings and to support quality of life programs for active duty military, retirees, reservists and their families. NEXs and Navy Lodges operate primarily as a non-appropriated fund (NAF) business instrumentality. NEX revenues generated are used to support Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs. In FY10, $2.6 billion in sales were generated with $48.4 million in dividends provided to Navy MWR programs.

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