NEW ORLEANS — Smart Charge America, the first exclusively focused electric vehicle (EV) charging installation company in the United States, has installed nine Tesla Level 2 EV chargers at the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans.
The installation in the hotel’s parking garage includes five of Tesla’s new Universal J1772 EV Level 2 chargers and four additional Tesla chargers. Property residents, hotel guests and others using valet parking will have access to the stations. The Tesla Universal J1772 works with all-electric cars in North America, not just Tesla vehicles. It was introduced in November 2021.
The hotel, situated on the site of the former World Trade Center and International Trade Mart at 2 Canal St., opened in early 2022.
“We want to thank the Four Seasons, LAZ Parking and Tesla for trusting our New Orleans installation team to put in the largest destination charging infrastructure in New Orleans to date. And we look forward to growing energy-efficient infrastructure even more in the coming months and years as our community continues to adopt electric vehicles,” said James Haik, regional business manager for Smart Charge America’s southern region.
To date, Smart Charge America has installed more than 11,000 EV charging stations across the country in residential and commercial locations.
More information on Smart Charge America is available at www.smartchargeamerica.com.
About Smart Charge America, Inc.:
Smart Charge America, which currently services 20 cities, has a goal of servicing the top 50 EV-friendly U.S. cities by 2025.
Founded in 2007 by Louisiana native Joseph Barletta, Smart Charge America is committed to providing the infrastructure for sustainable electric mobility, one charging station at a time. As the largest dedicated U.S. seller, installer and servicer of electric vehicle chargers, Smart Charge America is leveraging its resources to innovate within its industry, drive down costs and quickly make affordable EV charging products accessible to residential, commercial and utility/municipal markets.
Smart Charge America encourages the widespread adoption of the electric vehicle lifestyle by building trust relationships with existing and future customers through public education about EV charging and by providing superior customer service to those who invest in EV charging stations.
Smart Charge America has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for each EV charging station installed. To date, SCA has planted more than 5,000 trees.