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Former Home of Edison Invention Factory Synonymous with Innovation
WEST ORANGE, N.J., May 10, 2021 – At his West Orange Invention Factory and Commerce Center, famed inventor Thomas Edison in the early 1900s focused on developing a storage battery aimed at powering automobiles. Fast forward more than 100 years, and innovation still has a home at Edison Lofts at Edison Village, the industrial-to-multifamily-and-retail adaptive reuse of the historic Edison campus; developer Prism Capital Partners recently partnered with Rexel Energy Solutions to incorporate electrical vehicle (EV) chargers for residents.
Situated in Edison Lofts’ parking structure, the new ChargePoint CT4000 charging station has dual ports and is known as the most advanced Level 2, 25 RPH station. It has the ability to fully charge some vehicles in less than four hours.
“We have created a modern, amenity-rich lifestyle for our Edison Lofts’ residents that responds to their needs; installing EV chargers is a reflection of that,” said Prism’s Jon Hoff, senior vice president – management services. “And it’s incredible to think that Edison’s battery inventions right here in West Orange began paving the way for the electric vehicles known today. That’s a special piece of history.”
The Taunton, Mass.-based Rexel Energy Solutions is a specialized business within Rexel, a worldwide energy leader. “We are thrilled to be a part of the electrification project at Edison Lofts,” said Paul Michaud, vice president of sales at Rexel Energy Solutions. “While we are excited to be collaborating on multiple projects within the Prism portfolio, it is an honor to have helped implement EV Charging solutions at the historic Thomas Edison site, to aid in attracting residents and meeting sustainability goals by providing a premium EV charging experience for residents and guests.”
The completely reimagined 100-year-old factory building, now known as The Residences at Edison Lofts, features 300 homes, ranging from studio to three-bedroom residences. All offer high-end finishes and are supported by abundant lifestyle amenities. The community is nearing the 85% leased mark – an impressive accomplishment during a challenging market.
The Edison Lofts leasing center, located at 33 Ashland Avenue, is open seven days per week. For more information, contact Leasing@EdisonLofts.com or call 973-327-9748. For property information, visit EdisonLofts.com.