Invisible Urban Charging (IUC), a New Zealand-based proptech, announced partnering with Lincoln Property Co. to install more than 6,000 electric vehicle chargers in Florida, according to a press release.
The release said the first chargers will be installed at the new Truist Plaza, a Lincoln Property building located in downtown Orlando. Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) will serve as installation partner, along with a nationwide installation capability through its network, with most chargers planned for commercial sites, parking lots and other developments.
“Lincoln Property Company of Florida, Inc. is deeply committed to ESG and driving towards a net-zero carbon initiative, including in those properties where we provide management services for our building owners and partners like Church Street Station,” Scott Stahley, executive vice president at Lincoln Property Co. told NGT News.
The project, once completed, will double the number of EV chargers in Florida. 3,827 chargers will be installed throughout the year in the first phase, mostly in Orlando and Tampa, according to the release.
“EV charger infrastructure is a critical piece of the puzzle that will accelerate the shift to electric transport,” said Nigel Broomhall, co-founder and CEO of IUC.
Broomhall added the goal of the project is to motivate people to choose electric vehicles (EV) over ones that use gas or fuel, thereby improving air quality and reducing dependence on oil. Moreover, the company aims to create more local jobs with this enterprise.
IUC says it will enter into contracts with real estate owners, developers, parking lot operators and other clients who will be charged a monthly fee when the project is complete. Motorists can also use the chargers through IUC’s charging application.
The company also noted that the 6,000 charger installations will make IUC the largest charging company in Florida.