SAN DIEGO, CA —Manchester Financial Group has installed two SemaConnect electric vehicle charging stations at the Manchester Financial Centre in San Diego. The two wall-mounted stations can be found on the third floor of the parking garage.
Tenants in the historic building, which includes the iconic Mister A’s restaurant and the Manchester Financial headquarters, had requested stations where they and their customers could charge their electric vehicles. Since the installation of the two chargers with three years’ full service from SemaConnect, guests and employees have appreciated the peace of mind in knowing that they have a place to charge their electric cars.
Don MacNeil, director of sales at SemaConnect, said, “Manchester Financial Group has been involved in the redevelopment of the San Diego waterfront for many years. The group has transformed the city skyline and provided a thoroughly modern face for San Diego. For this property, located just a few blocks from the San Diego Zoo, the installation of EV charging stations has brought the most modern of commercial property amenities to this thriving neighborhood just north of the waterfront and San Diego’s Little Italy.”
San Diego is leading the way in adopting clean transportation and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. By installing the first charging stations in Bankers Hill, Manchester Financial Centre helps move San Diego toward sustainability for the future.
Stephanie Brown, vice president of marketing and public relations at Manchester Financial Group, said, “Manchester Financial Group is a strong proponent of environmental consciousness and sustainable energy. We will continue to update our properties with the latest and most efficient technologies, to ensure we are adapting and providing the best amenities for our tenants and customers. We believe in doing what is right for the environment and that sustainability should be at the core of all our developments. Steps like these have played a critical role in reducing our city’s carbon footprint by 17 percent since 2010, surpassing the Climate Action Plan’s goal of 15 percent by 2020.”
The stations are open to the public and cost $1 per hour for the first few hours. Availability and map locations in real time can be found using the PlugShare app.
About Manchester Financial Group:
Founded in 1970 by Papa Doug Manchester, Manchester Financial Group is headquartered in San Diego, California, and specializes in hotel and commercial real estate development. Manchester Financial Group and its subsidiaries have been instrumental in developing downtown San Diego’s waterfront, paving the way for the city of San Diego’s burgeoning convention industry, while also founding two banks and establishing an extensive and diverse investment portfolio. The company is an integral part of San Diego’s economic landscape developing important landmark properties including the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina and downtown San Diego’s First National Bank building. In the La Jolla area, the company has developed the Manchester Business and Research Park, Torrey Executive Centre, and the Manchester Financial Building. Further north, Manchester Financial Group’s most prominent and acclaimed development, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, was voted the number one resort in America and received Forbes triple five-stars for restaurant, spa and hotel. The company invests and takes active leadership roles in industries including tourism, hospitality, convention services, technology, telecommunications, banking, broadcasting, medical device instrumentation, education, and other important areas of health and human services. Over the past few decades, Manchester Financial Group has developed more than $5 Billion in assets worldwide and continues to be one of San Diego’s largest and most profitable private companies. For additional information on Manchester Financial Group, please visit http://manchesterfinancialgroup.com/.