CarCharging Certified by the State of Illinois

National Electric Vehicle Charging Provider Receives Service Authority to Install, Maintain, and Repair EV Charging Stations in Illinois

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced today that it has been granted service authority to operate as an Installer, Maintainer and Repairer of EV charging stations in the State of Illinois. Due to the recent passage of new legislation, only installers certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) can perform installations of commercial EV charging stations within the state.

"As we continue to operate our existing locations across the nation and further expand in the Midwest, becoming certified in Illinois is another important step in our growth plans," said Michael D. Farkas, CarCharging's Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "We have publicly-available electric car charging stations deployed in 35 states and service the largest network in North America, and we anticipate adding capacity during the remainder of 2014. The MidWest is a key geographic area for us, particularly in Chicago and the surrounding area, and we believe that it offers opportunities for growth in the years ahead."

This certification provides CarCharging with the opportunity to expand more rapidly in the state and gain eligibility for certain rebates and grants. CarCharging intends to work on several initiatives to establish new EV charging stations in and around Chicago, along with other metropolitan areas in Illinois.

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About Car Charging Group, Inc.  
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) is a pioneer in nationwide public electric vehicle (EV) charging services, enabling EV drivers to easily recharge at locations throughout the United States. Headquartered in Miami Beach, FL with offices in San Jose, CA; New York, NY; and Phoenix, AZ; CarCharging's business model is designed to accelerate the adoption of public EV charging.

Through its subsidiary, Blink Network, CarCharging also provides residential EV charging solutions for single-family homes.  For more information, please visit

CarCharging has strategic partnerships across multiple business sectors including multi-family residential and commercial properties, parking garages, shopping malls, retail parking, and municipalities.  

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