CarCharging Deploys Fast Charging Infrastructure at Harrisburg International Airport
Largest Electric Car Charging Owner and Operator Works With Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to Expand EV Charging Throughout the State
MIAMI BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/27/16 -- Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced today that in association with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Grant, the Company has deployed a Blink DC Fast Charge (DCFC) station at the Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The Blink DCFC is at the Cell Phone lot, which is located at One Terminal Drive.
Harrisburg International Airport ("HIA") serves over 1.2 million passengers each year, with around 60 daily nonstop flights to twelve cities and one-stop flights to destinations around the world. Travelers consistently cite the easy parking, short security lines, relaxing environment, clean facilities, and friendly, helpful staff as the reason why HIA is their preferred airport. HIA offers dining options ranging from full-service dining to sandwiches, snacks and coffee. HIA's Cell Phone lot is just two minutes from the baggage claim area. HIA is owned by the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA), who also owns Capital City Airport in New Cumberland, Franklin County Airport, and Gettysburg Regional Airport.
"We are delighted to have been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Harrisburg International Airport to provide Blink EV charging services to travelers visiting Pennsylvania," said Mike Calise, CarCharging's Chief Executive Officer. "By expanding our EV charging locations to include the Harrisburg International Airport, we are able to support drivers as they travel along the turnpike to and from Philadelphia."
"Offering electric vehicle charging at the airport is another way HIA can provide an Altogether Better experience for our passengers, visitors, and general public," said Tim Edwards, Executive Director of SARAA. "We are pleased to have worked with CarCharging on this project."
To celebrate the installation and create customer awareness for the Blink DCFC station, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the HIA Cell Phone lot. Tim Edwards, Executive Director of SARAA, and CarCharging's Grants Manager, Ted Manser, were in attendance.
Blink DC Fast chargers are able to rapidly recharge compatible electric cars, and accept payment with a major credit card via the Blink InCard, Blink mobile application, or Blink Customer Support. Blink's free membership offers drivers discounted charging fees on select public EV chargers on the Blink Network. Drivers can become a Blink member and pinpoint Blink EV charging locations through the Blink mobile application or www.BlinkNetwork.com. Drivers can also initiate charging sessions directly from the Blink mobile application.
About Car Charging Group, Inc./Blink
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 and Phoenix, AZ; CarCharging's business model is designed to accelerate the adoption of public EV charging.
CarCharging offers access to Blink Network, the software that operates, monitors, and tracks the Blink stations and all of its charging data, and has strategic partnerships across multiple business sectors including multi-family residential and commercial properties, parking garages, shopping malls, retail parking, and municipalities.
CarCharging also provides residential EV charging solutions for single-family homes. For more information, please visit www.BlinkHQ.com.
About Harrisburg International Airport
Harrisburg International Airport (FAA Code: MDT) is the third largest airport in Pennsylvania, with daily nonstop flights to twelve cities and one-stop flights to destinations around the world.
Travelers who fly HIA cite our friendly, accommodating staff, our clean, relaxing facilities, and the ease of getting in and out of the airport as major reasons why HIA is an Altogether Better flying experience. To learn more, please visit http://www.flyhia.com/
Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement:
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. By their nature, forward-looking statements and forecasts involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the near future. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Car Charging Group, Inc., and members of its management as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed conditions.
Investor Relations and Media Contacts:
CarCharging Media Contact:
(305) 521-0200 x 214
Harrisburg International Airport Media Contact:
(717) 9483900 x4620
Source: Car Charging Group, Inc.
Released April 27, 2016