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Honolulu Gets Electric with SemaConnect's ChargePro Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at the Waterfront Plaza and the Pan Am Building by The Shidler Group


SemaConnect, one of the largest EV Charging Station companies in the U.S. based on number of stations deployed, successfully installs charging stations for The Shidler Group

Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

The Shidler Group will offer electric charging stations at the Davies Pacific Center, 841 Bishop Street, Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Boulevard and the Pam Am Building, 1600 Kapiolani Boulevard. The ChargePro™ EV charging stations are developed and produced by SemaConnect, the leading electric vehicle charging station company on the East Coast. "We evaluated a number of different electric charging stations, and chose SemaConnect because their chargers were easy to install, didn't require an attendant or internet connection, and were simple and easy to use," said Larry Taff, President of The Shidler Group.

“We are pleased to be part of the movement towards less reliance on liquid petroleum fuels and to a more eco-conscious environment. Now electric vehicle drivers will have even more options for charging their vehicles in Honolulu, said Taff. "We believe that Honolulu is the perfect city for EV's. Even though current battery technology limits the range to about 100 miles, very few people in Honolulu drive more than 100 miles a day. Having the charging stations in our buildings will give the drivers of EV's a little more peace of mind that they can make it home with power to spare."

SemaConnect's ChargePro™ EV charging stations are smart and sophisticated, but simple and easy to use. In order to charge an electric vehicle, users unplug the connector from the station into the inlet on the electric vehicle. It's as easy and safe as plugging-in a cell phone. The ChargePro™ EV charging stations are wirelessly networked into SemaConnect's SemaCharge™ Network. This allows EV drivers to sign up for a SemaCharge Pass. EV drivers load money onto the card, and simply swipe the card at the station. The station collects the charging information, and the user then can login to and see how much electricity was used, locate other stations and more. There is also a supporting iPhone app to help locate other stations.

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About The Shidler Group

The Shidler Group invests in the formation and capitalization of real estate-related companies and new investment initiatives, including the acquisition and ownership of individual properties and portfolios. Since its founding in 1972, The Shidler Group has become one of the nation's most successful commercial real estate investment organizations. Through its affiliates, The Group has acquired and managed over 2,000 properties located across the country comprising over 150 million leasable square feet. The Shidler Group has also been the founding investor in numerous companies that have issued in excess of $11 billion of debt and equity securities, $8.3 billion through real estate-related entities. Central to The Shidler Group's success is a disciplined, research-driven approach to evaluating concepts and transforming ideas into profitable businesses and investments, whether that is a new investment initiative destined to become a public company or the acquisition of real estate through a structured transaction. To learn more, visit

About SemaConnect

SemaConnect is a Maryland company that has become the leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions and sophisticated software for station owners and electric vehicle drivers. This is a major accomplishment considering that SemaConnect has not been part of the free government program for funding. SemaConnect's ChargePro Charging Stations are wirelessly networked on their SemaCharge™ Network and offer advanced features such as smart-grid integration, RFID card authentication, sustainability reporting and more. ChargePro stations can be found at municipal, parking, multifamily, office, hotel and retail locations nationwide. Visit to learn more about owning, managing or using a ChargePro.

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