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New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installed at The Essex Outlet

31 August 2015

Essex Outlets & EuroWest Properties Partner with GMP to Help Drivers Reduce Fossil 
Fuel & Save Money

Essex Junction, VT… It is getting easier to charge an electric vehicle in Chittenden 
County, thanks to a partnership between Essex Outlets and EuroWest Properties and 
Green Mountain Power. GMP is installing a new NRG EVgo Freedom Station for electric 
vehicles at the Essex Outlets, one of the first retail centers in Vermont to host one.
 
“This is part of our commitment announced in June to build a comprehensive fast 
charging network across the state, increasing Vermont’s energy independence and 
contributing to cleaner air and lower carbon emissions,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP 
spokesperson. “We are so pleased to work with Essex Outlets to host this site where so 
many people shop and work. These chargers represent the best in fast charging 
technology and will help us to continue to deliver clean, cost-effective and reliable 
power.”
 
Vermont is the first New England state to be added to NRG EVgo’s national public fast-
charging network, and GMP is the first utility in the country to partner to expand the 
EVgo network. 
 
The EVgo Freedom Station is capable of providing approximately 80 percent of a battery 
charge in 25 minutes when using the DC fast-charging option. The chargers also have 
level 2 capabilities that provide up to 24 miles of charge per hour. The units will have a 
card reader which will allow GMP NRG EVgo members to simply swipe their 
membership card to pay easily.  Those without memberships will be able to call an 800 
number and conveniently pay by credit card.
 
“The Essex Outlets is committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of 
our employees and customers, and the community in which we conduct our business,” 
said Peter Edelmann of EuroWest Properties. “Partnering with GMP to make charging 
convenient is an important way we can take action to support positive change.”
 
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About Green Mountain Power?Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 
265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and has a vision to be the best 
small company in America by partnering with Vermonters to improve lives and 
transform communities.  GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the 
needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy 
and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power 
in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting 
rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and 
committing to use business as a force for good. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar 
Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com. Connect with GMP 
on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreenMtnPower. 
 


Eric Fitzgerald, EuroWest Properties, efitzgerald@ebdevelop.com, 802-878-4200

Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power, Dorothy.Schnure@greenmountainpower.com, 802-655-8418