Revel to Build First EV Fast Charging Superhub in Brooklyn
Site at Historic Former Pfizer Building Will Be Largest Universal Fast Charging Depot in North America
BROOKLYN – Electric transportation company Revel announced today that it is building a DC fast charging Superhub for electric vehicles (EVs) at the historic former Pfizer building in Brooklyn. The site will be the largest universal fast charging depot in North America, with 30 chargers open to the public on a 24/7 basis and accessible to owners of any electric vehicle brand. This will be the first of a network of fast charging Superhubs opened by Revel across New York City to promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles and meet New Yorkers’ need for EV fast chargers.
Revel’s expansion into charging marks its first new product line since launching a shared fleet of electric mopeds in 2018. The company started with a small pilot program in three Brooklyn neighborhoods before expanding its New York City service to Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx, growing its service area and fleet size to meet New Yorkers’ needs for affordable, socially-distant modes of transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Revel is planning to expand its product offerings further in the coming months as part of its mission to electrify cities like New York.
“Revel is building the infrastructure of the future and we’re building it now – our planet can’t wait,” said Frank Reig, Revel CEO and Co-Founder. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring fast charging to our home borough of Brooklyn and get to work on the first of many Superhubs to come in 2021.”
The former Pfizer building, which once housed the company’s drug manufacturing operations and was its first headquarters, is a natural fit for Revel’s first chargers. In recent years, the site has been transformed by its owners at Acumen Capital Partners into an ecosystem of small businesses and startups building the economy of tomorrow.
“Welcoming Revel as a tenant is a slam dunk for us,” said Jeff Rosenblum, Co-Founder of Acumen Capital Partners. “Our mission with the Pfizer building has been to transform a historic site into a home for forward-thinking companies, and electrification truly is the future. We’re excited to give this space new life once again by hosting Revel’s first fast chargers.”
Revel chose Tritium’s recently launched RTM75 model for the first ten chargers at its Brooklyn site, which will go live this spring. These chargers can provide EV drivers with 100 additional miles in about 20 minutes. Revel plans to install upcoming Tritium fast charger models at the Superhub in the coming months, further increasing charging capacity and speed.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Revel to install our first RTM75 chargers in the Americas,” said Mike Calise, Tritium’s President of the Americas. “Critical projects like this bring the convenience of DC fast charging to vibrant city neighborhoods, like Brooklyn, the most populous borough in New York City. The e-mobility revolution is here, and this charging depot is a necessary step towards giving New Yorkers the confidence to make the switch to electric, while reducing emissions and improving air quality across the city.”