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Mirvac extends partnership with Tesla

Paintings copywork for Greg Copeland in studioMirvac’s Broadway centre has jumped on the electric vehicle wave, unveiling a new Tesla supercharger site.

The service will allow Tesla owners to add up to 270km of charge to their vehicles in 30 minutes or achieve a full charge in an hour.

While electric vehicle sales are yet to take off in Australia as they have in other markets, Mirvac is a believer in the future of the technology and has been negotiating a deal with Tesla for months.

Working with Tesla to offer our customers electric vehicle charging stations across our portfolio forms part of Mirvac’s vision of a sustainable future, as well as supporting those who have made a commitment to accelerating change to more sustainable transport networks,” Mirvac’s national manager of retail solutions, Tim Weale, said.

Broadway has also dedicated electric charging bays to other models of electric vehicles, adding to the 30 charging stations launched late last year across Mirvac centres in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

Broadway Sydney centre manager Justine Saltmarsh said the move reflected Mirvac’s changing customer base.

“Our customer base is changing with more and more opting for sustainable transport options and we are adjusting our services to match,” she said.

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“The convenience of the Tesla Superchargers accompanied with two hours free parking means customers can really relax and enjoy all Broadway has on offer, including the extensive dining, beauty and fashion options on L2.”

Mirvac is also undertaking a review of its retail centre car parks across the country to assess the impact electric and self-driving vehicles will have on its business.

Weale has previously said that the landlord will look to work with its retail partners on the implications of things like self-driving trucks delivering stock to stores in the wake of Tesla’s self-driving electric truck launch last year.

“Autonomous vehicles: the technology is there, it’s on its way and it’s only a matter of time before our customer will want this in our shopping centres,” he says. “From a functionality point of view, it’s a huge game changer in our centres.”

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