Washington, DC – SemaConnect, Inc. announced today that it was chosen by Beacon Place Apartments to install an electric-vehicle charging station at a multi-residential property in Gaithersburg, MD. The station, now installed, is located at Beacon Place Apartments, at 916 Beacon Square Court, a property that is managed by commercial real estate services firm, Avison Young, on behalf of Beacon Place’s owner.

“We are very excited to be one of the first apartment communities in the area to offer this beneficial amenity to our residents,” comments Avison Young property manager, Laurie Dewey, who manages day-to-day activities at Beacon Place Apartments. “By working with SemaConnect, we are providing our residents and their guests with a superior electric-car charging station. At Beacon Place, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and providing green-living opportunities to our residents.”

Beacon Place Apartments is one of 1,700 properties managed by Avison Young in the Washington, DC market. Dewey says the SemaConnect charger project at Beacon Place fits seamlessly into Avison Young’s philosophy of striving to increase global environmental, economic and social sustainability.

“We are really excited to work with Beacon Place Apartments,” adds Mark Pastrone, Vice-President of Business Development at SemaConnect. “Beacon Place Apartments offer their tenants a spectacular array of amenities, and now they are offering an eco-friendly option for electric vehicle drivers. SemaConnect is committed to providing state-of-the-art EV charging technology to meet the increasing demand for electric vehicles.”

SemaConnect’s networked electric-vehicle charging stations and web-based management software make it easy for station owners to deploy at their properties. The stations are sophisticated, networked Level II (240 volts, 30 amps) commercial-grade apparatus and come bundled with web-based management software, which allow station owners to:

  •     Manage time-of-use pricing with built-in payment gateway;
  •     Run sustainability reports on fossil fuel and carbon dioxide emissions;
  •     See real-time electricity metering;
  •     Manage electric vehicle driver usage.

SemaConnect has an iPhone and Android smartphone app that allows EV drivers to manage charging sessions, search for stations and manage accounts. SemaConnect has also partnered with Recargo on its PlugShare app, the most widely used application for electric vehicle drivers, which allows them to start a charging session right from the PlugShare app for more convenience.

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