CarCharging Services and Expands Its National Network of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Leading Electric Vehicle Charging Services Company Adds New EV Charging Locations and Improves Service Across the United States
MIAMI BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/09/16 -- Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging" or "Company") a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced today that over the last two months, the Company has improved its national network of available EV charging stations by deploying Blink EV chargers at new locations and restoring service at hundreds of existing EV charging stations on Blink Network in different markets across the United States. In addition, CarCharging has added more than 3,600 new Blink memberships in the last two months and now has over 83,000 members.
During June and July, CarCharging's Operations team successfully serviced more than 400 EV charging stations across the nation, including DC Fast chargers and Level 2 EV chargers. The Company also installed and commissioned nearly 100 new stations across California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, Tennessee, and Washington.
New or existing locations with Blink EV charging stations that were serviced or deployed are now available to property partners and EV drivers include, but are not limited to:
- IKEA (Retail) - Carson, Costa Mesa, East Palo Alto, and San Diego
- Santana Row (Destination) - San Jose
- Ralphs (Retail) - Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica
- IKEA (Retail) - Atlanta
- Kroger (Retail) - Alpharetta, Atlanta, and Grayson
- IKEA (Retail) - Bolingbrook
- Fishers Lane (Workplace) - Rockville
- Fred Meyer (Retail) - Corvallis, Oregon City, Tigard, and others
- IKEA (Retail) - Portland
- SmartPark Garage (Parking) - Portland
- Cracker Barrel (Retail) - Cleveland, Franklin, Nashville, and others
- Centennial Park (Destination) - Nashville
- Coleman Park Community Center (Destination) - Nashville
- Hilton (Hotel) - Arlington
- Hilton (Hotel) - Arlington
"Despite low gas prices, July 2016 was the strongest month to date for plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales with over 14,000 total PEVs sold," said Mike Calise, CEO of CarCharging. "This spike in demand is aligned with our efforts to expand EV charging infrastructure. We strive to continually improve the availability of Blink EV charging stations nationwide, and since EV drivers rely on the Blink Network, we are proud to demonstrate our commitment to improving the overall driver experience and working towards providing a superior level of service to customers."
CarCharging works closely with a national network of certified electricians to service its EV chargers and expand its EV charging services in various regions throughout the country. Blink EV chargers are able to rapidly recharge 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.
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 offers EV charging equipment and connectivity to the Blink Network, a cloud-based software that operates, manages, and tracks the Blink EV charging stations and all of the associated data. Blink Network also provides residential EV charging solutions for single-family homes. For more information, please visit www.BlinkHQ.com.
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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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:
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Source: Car Charging Group, Inc.
Released August 9, 2016