STAMFORD, Conn. -- Darien resident Mike McGee, managing director at the Stamford office of KPMG and a tenant at Ashforth’s 3001 Stamford Square building, is the first person to use the plug-in electric vehicle charging station installed by the Ashforth Company.
Ashforth’s Level Two GE wall mount charging unit is located on a commission-designed wall in its parking garage, allowing someone to simply park and plug their car to charge their electric vehicle. This is a free amenity to the tenants and their employees who work at Ashforth’s building.
A typical Level Two unit will charge an electric vehicle in four to six hours. However, McGee said it takes his car only about two to two-and-half hours to complete the charge at Ashforth’s station, which is run off a dedicated 220 volt, 30 amp circuit. At home, he plugs into a 110 volt, 15 amp circuit, which takes three to three-and-half hours.
Ashforth commissioned Conor Heelan, a former Bethel resident and recent graduate of Paier College of Art in Hamden, to produce and paint a full-scale mural on the wall where the charging station is located. The mural measures about 24 feet wide by 8 feet high.