Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to be Held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, through its partnership with the City of Miami Beach, now provides EV charging services at the City’s parking garage located at 1301 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida. The EV stations are accessible to up to four parking spaces and represent the first municipal EV charging services open to the public in Miami-Dade County.
To celebrate the installation of the EV charging stations, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9:30am on Wednesday, October 3rd at the 13th Street parking garage. The Mayor of Miami Beach, Matti Herrera Bower, and CEO of CarCharging, Michael D. Farkas, will both be in attendance.
“We are proud to partner with the City of Miami Beach to provide EV charging services for the City’s residents and visitors,” said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. “Miami Beach is not only one of the most popular areas in South Florida, but the headquarters of CarCharging, and we are pleased to expand the City’s support of low emission vehicles.”
“In addition to making improvements to parking, transportation and mobility, alternative transportation programs are part of Miami Beach’s sustainable initiatives,” said City of Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower. “Offering CarCharging’s EV charging services to its residents and visitors demonstrates this commitment, and we are excited to expand our alternative fuel programs.”
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 account online, and attach a small RFID 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 stations also accept 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.
The 13Street parking garage is located in the heart of the Art Deco District, one block west of Ocean Drive, and is available to the public 24 hours/day, every day of the week.