Shopping malls are ideal locations for a variety of EV charging types, since there are plenty of activities inside for customers to do and many different types of business can benefit. Some customers will stay for hours and take advantage of a slower AC charger, and others will just run one errand and need a DC fast charge. Malls provide this infrastructure to support and attract these customers – and it’s still a safe bet that EV owners are a bit wealthier, and have some extra money to spend at the shops in the mall while they are charging – so having the charger there is a win-win-win.
Polus City Center is a shopping mall near the center of Bratislava. They wanted an EV charger to attract more customers, eco-conscious customers, and customers with extra money to spend. We installed a DC fast charging station from the French company DBT. This unit has 3 charging connectors and is capable of up to 50 kW power output. It is ideal for charging sessions up to 30 minutes during which a car battery can charge from 0 to 80 %.
These chargers are very popular among drivers, as by the time they are finished with their shopping they find their car fully charged. This explains why we have installed DC fast chargers at 12 malls in 9 cities around Slovakia.
The charger at Polus has been in operation for over 2 years, and is one of the most often used in all of Slovakia.
The owners of the Polus mall were so pleased with the installation and the increase in traffic the mall has received that they painted the whole wall behind it to make the charging spot more appealing and attractive.
WHAT WE OFFER
- AC chargers with higher outputs, two charging connectors from 7.2 kW to 22 kW
- Ideal for charging sessions lasting more than 1 hour (battery will be charged to 100% in 2 to 6 hours)
- DC chargers with 3 charging connectors and 44 kW output
- Ideal for charging times of less than 30 minutes (battery will be charged from 0 to 80% within 30 minutes)
- Elegant stand design for outdoor use with a metal body resistant to vandalism, water and dust, equipped with an RFID reader and a GSM module for connecting to GreenWay’s back-end system
- Other services: Billing, invoicing, web-application
“The decision to place a charging station at our shopping mall came naturally, in line with our efforts to offer innovative services and fulfill the needs of our customers. We want to take part in the development of ecological transportation and since both we and our clients care about the environment, we wanted to support the development of electric mobility in our city as well. The number of EV owners is quickly growing, as we can see on the usage of our charging station which has been used more and more since the launch two years ago. EV owners belong to the group of our most valuable customers and we see that they keep coming back also thanks to being able to charge their EVs while shopping. We were very happy with our cooperation with Greenway – an ideal experienced and reliable partner with many years of experience in the area of EV charging services.”
Radoslav Kunco, Energy manager, Polus City Center