Alejandro Burgana is on a quest to plug Miami into the many benefits of electric vehicles — and what powers them — smart, convenient EV charging stations and how to finance their installation at condos, businesses, and commercial throughout South Florida.
Burgana’s firm, Miami-based Brickell Energy, recently played host to an energetic — and informative — unveiling of a dual port smart-charging station at Wynwood’s “Emerge Miami” building, followed by an interactive talk on the state of the EV industry.
The distinctive EV charging station installed on Apr. 26 in the parking lot of the facility, also know as the UM Life Science & Technology Park, is the newest addition to the aFLoat Charging as a Service Program, provided by Brickell Energy and OBE Power Networks.
This cutting-edge collaborative workplace also hosts the CIC Miami (Cambridge Innovation Center) offices, as well as other firms in the technology and biomedical sectors. The property is managed by Cushman and Wakefield.
Immediately following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Burgana, president of Brickell Energy, hosted a workshop, titled Drive Electric and Save, along with a presentation by Simon Rose of the NextCar Pledge.
“We at CIC are passionate about the advent of all forms of innovation, not just because it creates novel opportunities and efficiencies, but also because it can drive more environmentally and socially conscious progress,” said Natalia Martinez-Kalinina, general manager/Latin America Lead, CIC Miami.
“Electric vehicles are certainly an exciting step toward changing how we view mobility in the U.S., and we are happy to be supporting these options at the Converge Miami district and in the context of Miami in general,” she added.
Burgana also outlined the vast benefits of their service that are helping meet the growing demand for EV charging stations as well as attractive financing packages.
With Florida being the fourth largest market for electric vehicles, he noted the importance that buildings all across South Florida step up to offer EV charging.
Burgana said it took seven years to sell the first million EVs in the U.S., but at current growth rates, the second million of EVs will come in a fraction of that time.
He added, “The time is now to prepare for the demands EV charging will place on parking facilities at commercial buildings, condominiums, and public facilities.”
Brickell Energy a company that believes that the well-needed charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles must be a financially viable case.
“Here at Brickell Energy we are not only passionate about EVs and their progressive growth in our commuting methods, but we also care about our customers investments,” Burgana said.
“With that in mind, we are coupling the best technology in the market from ChargePoint with the most sophisticated financial tools for our clients. We truly believe you can ‘make green’ while ‘doing green.’” he added.
Brickell Energy’s proprietary aFLoat Charging as a Service program brings the best business model to condominiums and workplaces for easy adoption of the EV charging amenity.
“Just imagine the convenience of having access to a clean fuel station where you live, work, and play,” Burgana added. “Imagine the great sense of ease and confidence you’ll have with a fully charged battery throughout the day, everyday, everywhere you go. That day is coming.”