Miami Beach, Fla. and Ner Haven, Conn - Nationwide EV charging service partners with LAZ Parking to provide EV services in the heart of downtown
Now available in the heart of downtown New Haven, Conn. at 360 State Street, electric vehicle commuters, downtown residents, shoppers, office workers, city hall administration, Yale University staff and students, and others can now quickly and easily recharge their electric vehicle. Working with Laz Parking, CarCharging (OTCBB: CCGI) continues to deploy convenient EV charging services in locations nationwide for applications such as workplace charging, shopping and entertainment.
The EV charging service at 360 State Street is the first in the world to be located in an apartment building powered and heated by a fuel cell. This allows both residents and commuters the ability to power their vehicles from a source that is 100% non-polluting.
“The infrastructure for EV charging continues its growth trajectory, with the help of companies like Laz Parking who offer EV charging as a shared amenity for their customers,” said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. “CarCharging is committed to delivering convenient EV charging services for eco-conscious consumers and property owners nationwide.”
“Our customers requested EV charging at our 360 State Street location. With a growing number of our clients now driving EVs, we wanted to provide the convenience of refueling while at work or visiting the downtown area,” said Bob Fleece, Laz Parking manager. “Working with CarCharging to provide these services, we are very pleased to enable our customers a convenient location to recharge their EVs at our property.”
CarCharging’s service utilizes a Coulomb Technologies EV fast charging station, known as Level II, which provides 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly refuel an electric vehicle’s battery. The EV charging stations utilize the standard SAE J1772™ connector widely adopted by nearly all automobile manufacturers.
EV drivers can easily register and create a CarCharging account online, and attach a small card to their keychain to initiate use and payment at any intelligent CarCharging station. The CarCharging keychain card also allows drivers to use charging locations on the ChargePoint® Network, the largest national online network connecting EV drivers to EV charging stations. Car Charging also accepts direct payment via credit card.
Users can pinpoint EV charging station locations using the CarCharging map at http://www.carcharging.com/. The ChargePoint® mobile application for the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry phones also provides real-time charging station location information with turn-by-turn directions. Drivers will soon be able to reserve a time slot, guaranteeing access to EV charging stations to recharge their electric vehicle.
Electric vehicles already on the market include the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, BMW ActiveE, Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Coda, and Fisker Karma. Additional electric vehicle models are expected to be available later this year.
About Car Charging Group, Inc.
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CCGI) is a pioneer in nationwide public EV charging services, enabling drivers to easily refuel anytime, anywhere throughout the United States. CarCharging provides a comprehensive turnkey electric vehicle charging service to commercial and residential property owners. Employing the most advanced technology, CarCharging has built a robust, feature-rich network for EV charging.
Headquartered in Miami Beach, FL with offices in San Jose, CA and Barcelona, Spain, CarCharging’s business model is designed to accelerate the adoption of public EV charging services. All installation, maintenance and related services are paid for by CarCharging, thus eliminating capital costs for property owners.
CarCharging has more than 37 strategic partnerships across multiple business sectors including multi-family residential and commercial properties, parking garages, shopping malls, retail parking, and municipalities. CarCharging’s partners include, but are not limited to Ace Parking, Central Parking, Equity One, Equity Residential, Icon Parking, Rapid Parking, Related, USA Parking, Walgreens, The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, The City of Miami Beach, The City of West Palm Beach, and The City of Norwalk, Connecticut that manage or own a total of 6.4 million parking spaces.
For more information about CarCharging, please visit www.CarCharging.com.
About Laz Parking
LAZ Parking has built one of the most stable, trusted, service-oriented and innovative parking operations in the United States. Founded in Hartford, Conn., in 1981 as a valet service, the company now manages more than 600,000 parking spaces in 1,650 locations and is the third-largest parking company in the United States. More information is at www.lazparking.com.