TORONTO, April 11, 2017 - Cadillac Fairview (CF) is pleased to announce its national electric vehicle (EV) charging program, with plans to deploy a fleet of new networked chargers at 15 CF properties across Canada, starting with 45 in 2017 and continuing into 2018.
"At Cadillac Fairview, we are dedicated to making strategic investments that drive growth, innovation, and corporate responsibility," commented Sal Iacono, Executive Vice President, Operations, Cadillac Fairview. "Not only are we are proud to continually introduce new and highly relevant amenities that provide a unique experience for our guests and clients, but more importantly, we're also proud to support the transition to a low carbon future in Canada."
Building on Cadillac Fairview's commitment to environmental sustainability, the Company is partnering with FLO, the Canadian leader in charging solutions for electric vehicles, to install a fleet of networked electric vehicle chargers at select CF shopping centres across the country. The chargers will be connected to the FLO charging network, Canada's largest EV charging network with more than 3,000 charging stations from coast to coast.
"We are pleased to partner with a Canadian company, FLO, to facilitate the roll-out of this exciting program across Cadillac Fairview's national retail portfolio," said John Massey, Vice President, Operations, Ontario Portfolio, Cadillac Fairview. "As pioneers in the EV charging space, FLO has the expertise and infrastructure to support this program, while providing Canadians with an intuitive and reliable charging experience. We believe the addition of these new chargers at CF shopping centres will help alleviate range anxiety and provide EV drivers with superior destinations to recharge in more ways than one."
"By partnering with Cadillac Fairview, FLO continues its mission to fulfil EV drivers' charging needs wherever they are—at home, at work or on the go—by allowing them to charge while they shop at some of the best and busiest shopping centres in the country, " said Louis Tremblay, President and CEO of FLO. "Making charging infrastructure available is a key factor to expand and facilitate EV adoption throughout the country. This partnership demonstrates FLO and Cadillac Fairview's leadership and dedication to support clean and sustainable transportation in Canada."
Forty-five networked chargers are slated for initial deployment starting in 2017, with the potential for more to be installed across CF's retail and office portfolio.
CF's EV charging sites will be built to support a minimum of three chargers, operating at two different capacities. Each site will accommodate two Level 2 chargers as well as one universal fast charger. Level 2 chargers require approximately 3 to 4 hours to replenish 80 per cent of a vehicle's capacity, while universal fast chargers require approximately 30 minutes to reach the same capacity.
In total, CF will ultimately introduce a minimum of 30 Level 2 chargers and 15 universal fast chargers at CF properties. With only 150 universal fast chargers currently available in Canada, this addition will significantly improve the urban EV ecosystem in the country.
Chargers deployed at CF properties will be networked and connected to the FLO network mobile app, allowing users to easily identify available charging stations, follow the progress of their charging session in real time, make payments and reload credit to their FLO account, and access direct customer service support.
CF currently has over 60 chargers across the Company's office and retail portfolio, some of which have already been converted to the FLO network, with the balance being converted to FLO in the coming months. This will result in a total deployment with FLO in excess of 100 chargers.
New CF Electric Vehicle Charging Sites
Existing CF Electric Vehicle Charging Sites
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About Cadillac Fairview
Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The Cadillac Fairview portfolio is owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, a diversified global investor which administers the pensions of more than 300,000 active and retired school teachers. The real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Valued at more than $29 Billion, the Canadian portfolio includes over 37 million square feet of leasable space at 67 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre and CF Chinook Centre.
FLO is Canada's most comprehensive and reliable electric vehicle (EV) charging ecosystem. Operated by AddEnergie, the Canadian leader in electric vehicle charging solutions, FLO fulfils the charging needs of EV drivers wherever they may be— at home, at work or on the go—by ensuring a consistently simple and seamless experience. FLO provides EV drivers with efficient residential charging solutions for individual houses and multi- dwelling buildings, while membership in the FLO network gives access to thousands of charging stations from coast to coast. FLO also offers turnkey solutions to businesses that want to offer EV charging to their customers or employees.
For further information:
Anna Ng, Cadillac Fairview
Vanessa Jenkins, North Strategic (on behalf of Cadillac Fairview)
Simon Granger, FLO
Valérie Gonzalo, On behalf of FLO