Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, through its partnership with Forest City Enterprises, Inc., now provides EV charging services at Fairmont Plaza in San Jose, CA. CarCharging’s EV charging services are now available in the parking garage of the office building located at 50 San Fernando Street in San Jose.
The Fairmont Plaza is conveniently located in Downtown San Jose and is adjacent to the Fairmont Hotel. The parking garage offers over 500 parking spaces beneath the office building and provides access to numerous downtown attractions, such as the San Jose Repertory Theatre, Johnny Rockets, Pinnacle Fitness, Tech Museum of Innovation, and San Jose Museum of Art. The parking garage is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, and is monitored by security patrols.
“Given its downtown location, we believe that offering electric vehicle charging services to Fairmont Plaza is an attractive amenity,” said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. “Forest City continues to add value to their properties and we are proud to provide the service in partnership with them.”
CarCharging’s services utilize EV charging stations manufactured by ChargePoint®, known as Level II, which provide 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly refuel an electric vehicle’s battery. EV drivers can easily request a CarCharging card online, and attach the small card to their keychain to initiate use and payment at any intelligent CarCharging station. The CarCharging RFID card also allows drivers to use charging locations on the ChargePoint® Network, the largest national online network connecting EV drivers to EV charging stations. CarCharging 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.