LMC has announced the addition of electric vehicle charging from ChargePoint, Inc., the world’s largest EV charging network, to IndiGO at BCS in Bloomington, Minn.
The six-story luxury apartment community now features 13 EV charging spots that are leasable for residents, who have already started utilizing the spaces, and two public spots open to visitors. The 15 total places to charge at IndiGO at BCS mark ChargePoint’s largest installation of EV charging spots outside of Seattle and California.
“We do everything we can to check every box on a prospective resident’s wish list, and we’re seeing a growing trend of electric vehicle drivers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area,” said Travis Nordgaard, development associate for LMC. “We are extremely excited about the partnership with ChargePoint and the opportunity it gives LMC to demonstrate green, sustainable values.”
EV sales increased by 37 percent in 2016, according to Forbes, and the Midwest has been part of that boom. LMC partnered with the City of Bloomington to invest in EV charging, providing publically accessible charging options for not only residents of IndiGO at BCS’ 395 apartment homes, but for visitors and nearby office users as well.
Electric vehicle drivers will have the luxury of modern convenience through ChargePoint’s mobile app, which allows users to find an available charging spot, start a charge, receive notifications, track and schedule charging sessions, and manage energy usage. In addition to helping attract prospective residents, EV charging helps a community to reduce its carbon footprint.
“ChargePoint designs, develops, and manufactures charging solutions for every scenario, at work, home, around town and on a trip, and we are excited to expand our network in the Twin Cities area,” said Michael Jones, vice president, Sales, ChargePoint, Inc. “Our mission is to help get every driver behind the wheel of an electric vehicle and partnerships with progressive companies like LMC support that mission while providing even more amenities for residents.”
Situated at 8001 33rd Avenue South, IndiGO at BCS benefits from a central, commuter-friendly location adjacent to light rail stations, such as Bloomington Central Station and the Mall of America station. The EV charging hubs complement the suite of transportation options provided by the community, which features quick access to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and several major thoroughfares, including Interstate 494 and Routes 77 and 5.
IndiGO at BCS, which opened in 2016, is one of three communities LMC has developed in Minnesota. LMC is in the process of adding EV stations to the other two: Onyx Edina, which opened in 2016 in Edina; and Nordhaus, which will open Aug. 5 in Minneapolis. It’s part of LMC’s commitment to offer the latest technologies and situate its communities with access to as many transit opportunities as possible.
IndiGO at BCS consists of studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartment homes ranging in square footage from 528 to 1,528. Community amenities include a club room, state-of-the-art fitness center, conference room, Zen garden, outdoor movie screen, outdoor pool, rooftop sky lounge, pet park with heated walkway, pet washing stations, four separate courtyards, 24/7 package lockers and sky room bar area with lounge seating. Apartment interiors are equipped with hardwood-style flooring, stainless steel appliances, USB ports, full-size washers and dryers, oversized sound-reducing glass windows and private balconies.
ChargePoint is the only charging company that offers a complete suite of EV charging products designed to serve EV drivers everywhere they go: at home, at work, around town and on a trip. A combination of residential chargers and commercial charging solutions designed for all verticals are laying the foundation for a future where electric mobility is convenient for anyone, everywhere they go.