Simon Unveils First NRG eVgo Electric Car Fast Charging Station in Ventura County

  Simon Unveils First NRG eVgo Electric Car Fast Charging Station in Ventura
  County

New Freedom Station® Marks Beginning of the Local NRG eVgo Charging Network in
                             the Los Angeles Area

Business Wire

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- February 6, 2014

Today, Simon Property Group, a leader in the global retail real estate
industry, and NRG eVgo (ee-vee-go), a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. announced
the opening of the first fast-charging NRG eVgo Freedom Station® in the Los
Angeles area.

NRG eVgo electric car fast charging station in California

NRG eVgo electric car fast charging station in California

The Freedom Station®, located at the Camarillo Premium Outlets®, is the first
of many planned eVgo public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will
make up the Los Angeles network, giving EV drivers new freedom and confidence
so they can maximize the use of their EVs in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Comprised of more than 160 stores, the Camarillo Premium Outlets are located
at 990 Camarillo Center Dr., Camarillo, CA 93010. The Freedom Station is
located in the Nike Factory Store parking lot.

“We are thrilled to offer a NRG eVgo Freedom Station to electric car drivers
in Camarillo because it allows us to provide a one-of-a-kind shopping
experience for visitors in this area,” said Linda Smith Frost, General
Manager, Camarillo Premium Outlets. “We strive to enhance the shopping
experience, and this partnership with NRG eVgo is just another example of how
we’re finding innovative ways to do that.”

The new Freedom Station in Camarillo is part of a growing network of Freedom
Station sites in California with 19 now open or under construction and
features a 480-volt direct current (DC) fast charger that enables electric car
drivers, who are shopping and visiting, to recharge their vehicles in 30
minutes or less, as well as a traditional 240-volt alternating current (AC)
charger that can charge virtually all electric vehicles.

“This station at Camarillo Premium Outlets reinforces our commitment to
developing an extensive charging ecosystem throughout California that meets
the diverse on-the-go needs of the state’s electric car drivers,” said Terry
O’Day, vice president for NRG eVgo in California. “As our Los Angeles-area
ecosystem grows, residents will find that our Freedom Station sites will make
choosing to drive electric even easier.”

The Camarillo charging station features a 480-volt DC Fast Charger, that can
deliver up to an 80 percent charge in less than 30 minutes, as well as a
240-volt Level 2 charger to serve electric vehicles that do not have a fast
charging option. Level 2 chargers deliver range at a rate of 12 – 25 miles of
range per hour of charge. Freedom Station sites are also wired for the
addition of a second DC charger to allow new technology to be quickly added to
the station. Most sites are available 24/7 and are positioned near retail
stores as well as restaurants to provide the option to charge while shopping
or eating.

Simon Property Group is a long-time industry leader in incorporating energy
management and sustainability practices into its mall operations. Supporting
the needs of energy-conscious consumers is part of the company’s
sustainability strategy, as shoppers can plug in at 100electric vehicle
charging stations located at 43 of Simon’s shopping destinations across the
U.S.

NRG eVgo is building a network of more than 200 Freedom Station charging sites
as well as the infrastructure to support Level 2 charging at multi-family
residences and workplaces throughout the state of California. The Freedom
Station network is just one part of the NRG eVgo ecosystem designed for EV
drivers to get the most out of their vehicles by providing simple charging
solutions at home, at apartments, at work, at the airport and on the go. By
the end of 2016, the Freedom Station network will support California EV
drivers in the Los Angeles Basin, San Diego Area, San Francisco Bay Area and
the San Joaquin Valley.

About Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 100 company and a global leader in the
retail real estate industry. The Company currently owns or has an interest in
more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia
comprising approximately 241 million square feet. We are headquartered in
Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For
more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.

About NRG eVgo

The NRG eVgo ^ SM network gives electric vehicle (EV) owners new freedom and
range confidence via home and workplace charging docks, plus a network of fast
charging stations conveniently located at retailers along major transportation
corridors within eVgo cities. Service plans offered by eVgo can provide EV
owners a home or workplace charger and use of eVgo’s Freedom Station^® sites
and other public charging stations. eVgo is a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG
Energy, Inc., a Fortune 500 company at the forefront of changing how people
think about, buy and use energy. Through eVgo, NRG will provide access to
hundreds of public charging sites across California, Texas and the greater
Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. To find out more, or to join the eVgo
network, visit www.nrgevgo.com. Connect with eVgo on Facebook and follow us on
Twitter @nrgevgo.

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Carly Kade, 281-407-1274
Communications
carly.kade@nrgenergy.com
 
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