Valencia Atrium, a 62,000-square-foot office building on Westinghouse Place, has installed a dual charging station for electric cars.
The new amenity is part of a building upgrade underway from the building’s owners since March, Vectra Management Group of Santa Monica.
The building, on the corner of Newhall Ranch Road, is part of Gateway Corporate Point. It was built in 2002.
Valencia Atrium is about 80 percent occupied, including a lease signed last week to be the new home of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
“With more and more people driving electric vehicles, charging stations are going to become a necessary amenity for a building to be competitive,” said Yair Haimoff, executive managing director of NAI Capital, which brokered the building’s sale. “These are forward-thinking owners.”
The charging station was installed by ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with more than 31,000 connected charging spots.
The company expects workplace and home charging stations to become the norm, gradually replacing the multi-pump canopied gas stations that now dot the landscape.
“ChargePoint’s mission is to get everyone behind the wheel of an EV,” said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint’s CEO, in a statement. “We’ve been busy building the network that’s necessary for EVs to become mainstream. As the demand for EV charging continues to surge, charging infrastructure expands and gas stations disappear, it won’t be long before drivers start suffering from ‘gas anxiety,’ not range anxiety. As the largest charging network, we are enabling the EV revolution and changing the experience of refueling.”