Fuji Electric Introduces Electric Vehicle Charger at Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano

  Fuji Electric Introduces Electric Vehicle Charger at Residence Inn San Juan
  Capistrano

Manufacturer Unveils First Publicly Available DC Quick Charger on ChargePoint

Business Wire

EDISON, N.J. & CAMPBELL, Calif. -- November 08, 2012

Fuji Electric Corporation of America announced today that it has unveiled the
first publicly available DC Quick Charger on ChargePoint at the Residence Inn
by Marriott in San Juan Capistrano, California. Owned and operated by
EV-integrator Evoasis, the 25kW charging station is open to the public and
conveniently located along the Interstate-5, offering electric vehicle drivers
a quick and easy charging experience. Providing a full charge in approximately
60 minutes, Fuji Electric’s DC Quick Chargers have been installed in hundreds
of locations around the world, and the integration with ChargePoint means that
drivers can easily access real time station availability and manage charging
sessions.

Fuji Electric Corporation of America announced that it has unveiled the first
publicly available DC ...

Fuji Electric Corporation of America announced that it has unveiled the first
publicly available DC Quick Charger on ChargePoint at the Residence Inn by
Marriott in San Juan Capistrano, California. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Fuji Electric is thrilled to be partnering with Residence Inn San Juan
Capistrano and Evoasis to offer electric vehicle owners a fast and convenient
charging method,” says Phil Charatz, president and CEO of Fuji Electric Corp.
of America. “The integration of ChargePoint in our DC Quick Charger enhances
the user experience, and we are proud to be the first publicly available DC
Quick Charger on their network. We are committed to the EV industry, and will
continue to take every opportunity available to further the development of the
EV infrastructure in the United States.”

ChargePoint-enabled Fuji Electric stations are included on all ChargePoint
mobile phone applications for iPhone and Android. These ChargePoint mobile
apps provide an easy way to locate stations near any specified address and get
turn-by-turn directions. Additionally, these applications allow drivers to
utilize ChargePoint’s station reservation feature. Drivers can locate stations
and make, view and cancel a reservation time slot directly from a smart phone.
EV drivers can access features including the ability to: help with trip
planning, manage the cost of charging, and find and operate public
ChargePoint-enabled stations.

“The collaboration with Fuji Electric has been an important milestone for
ChargePoint as we expand the reach of our network to serve all aspects of an
EV driver’s charging needs,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO of
ChargePoint. “The combination of Fuji Electric’s extensive DC charging
experience and Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano’s reputation for helping
travelers thrive on the road for extended periods made it ideal for the launch
of the first publicly available DC Quick Charger on ChargePoint.”

The introduction of the Residence Inn unit marks Fuji Electric’s fourth
operational DC Quick Charger in the U.S. following their formal entry into the
North American market in March 2012. With more than 300 units deployed
worldwide, the Tokyo-based electronics manufacturer has opted to focus on 25kW
DC Quick Charging in the U.S., citing the need to help station owners manage
installation and utility costs. Their new charging station will be released in
December 2012, and will feature a slimmer design and optimized user interface.

About Fuji Electric Corp. of America

Fuji Electric Corp. of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric
Co., Ltd., and has been responsible for sales and distribution of the
company’s products since 1970. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. has been developing
power electronics equipment since 1923, and is a global leader in industrial
products ranging from semiconductors, power supply, and power generation
equipment to AC drives and electric vehicle charging stations. For more
information please visit www.americas.fujielectric.com.

About ChargePoint

ChargePoint is the largest online network of independently owned charging
stations operating in more than 14 countries. ChargePoint provides everything
station owners need 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 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.
Follow us on Twitter @chargepointnet. Like us on Facebook @ChargePoint.

About Evoasis

Evoasis Corporation designs and operates the world's first full-service,
multi-point, Rapid-Charging stations, offering driver comforts, outstanding
food and beverages and broadband wireless access, all delivered in relaxing
drivers lounge and retail centers. Using the latest in energy-efficient
building designs and incorporating solar canopies and energy-storage systems,
Evoasis customers and members experience world-class service, state-of-the-art
technology and 24-Hour security while recharging their electric vehicles.
Evoasis' Marriott ChargePoint locations provide customers and members a
similar comfort experience and secure setting while charging their vehicles,
enjoying the hospitality, amenities and exceptional customer-care and guest
services from the world-renowned Marriott brand.

For more information please visit www.evoasis.com or email info@evoasis.com.
Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/evoasis or call 858-509-2973.

About the Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano

With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle
East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is a leader in the
extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers
spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional
kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help
guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi
allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and
fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work
and relax.

The Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano is a brand new all-suite hotel property
welcoming business and leisure travelers with comfortable accommodations and
attentive service. Each of the hotel’s 130 suites feature the convenience of
full-size kitchen appliances, granite countertops, flat-screen TVs and
separate sleeping and living areas for a remarkable hotel experience. An ideal
choice for small San Juan Capistrano business or social gatherings, the hotel
offers two meeting rooms with the latest in audio-visual technology and event
services for hosting company board meetings, training sessions or family
reunions. Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company
information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at
www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit
www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards
frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline
miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or
reservations, contact the Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano directly at (949)
443-3600, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit
www.residenceinn.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect
with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/residenceinn.

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Contact:

Fuji Electric
Doretta Caprarola, 201-490-3933
dcaprarola@fecoa.fujielectric.com
Larry Butkovich, 201-490-3914 (Product Sales)
General Manager of EV Dept
lbutkovich@fecoa.fujielectric.com
or
ChargePoint
Anne Smith, 408-313-8089
anne.smith@chargepoint.com
or
Residence Inn San Juan Capistrano, California
Ketra Slayton
Ketra.slayton@marriott.com
 
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