2014

CarCharging and Related Companies Increase the Availability of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Services in New York City Prominent Real Estate Firm Adds 'Green' Amenity to Residential Properties

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), a nationwide provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, and Related Companies ("Related"), a prominent and privately owned real estate firm, announced the availability of electric vehicle (EV) charging services at six additional Related residential properties in New York City.  Residents and guests can now easily charge their electric cars at Related properties located throughout Manhattan in the Meatpacking District, West Village, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Hell's Kitchen, Midtown West, Midtown East, Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Upper Manhattan, as well as the Bronx Terminal Market.

"Through our partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Related Companies, we are proud to increase the availability of EV charging services at multiple residential properties in New York City," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging.  "By offering these services to residents of multi-dwelling communities, we are able to promote the viability of electric cars to people who do not live in single-family homes."

"As a leader in environmental sustainability and operations, Related is committed to promoting environmentally conscious practices," said Jeff Brodsky, President of Related Management. "By partnering with CarCharging and providing electric car charging services for our residents and guests, we are able to support green living and emerging technologies."

The EV charging services at these properties utilize Level II EV charging stations, which provide 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly recharge an electric vehicle's battery. EV drivers can easily request CarCharging's evCharge card online, and attach the small card to their keychain to initiate use and payment at these locations. CarCharging's EV charging stations also accept direct payment via credit card.

Users can pinpoint specific EV charging station locations using the CarCharging map at www.CarCharging.com or www.BlinkNetwork.com.

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.

CarCharging offers various options to commercial and residential property owners for EV charging services. Our typical business model provides a comprehensive turnkey program where CarCharging owns and operates the EV charging equipment; manages the installation, maintenance, and related services; and shares a portion of the EV charging revenue with the property owner. Alternatively, property partners can share in the equipment and installation expenses with CarCharging operating and managing the EV charging stations and providing network connectivity. For properties interested in purchasing and owning EV charging stations, CarCharging can also provide EV charging hardware, site recommendations, connection to the Blink Network, and management and maintenance services.

Through its subsidiary, Blink Network, CarCharging 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.  CarCharging's partners include, but are not limited to Walgreens, IKEA, Wal-Mart, Simon Property Group, Equity One, Equity Residential, Forest City, Cinemark USA, Fox Studios, Facebook, PayPal, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Mayo Clinic, San Diego Padres, University of Pennsylvania, Ace Parking, Central/USA Parking, Icon Parking, Rapid Parking, Parking Concepts, CVS, Related Management, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, City of Phoenix (AZ), City of Philadelphia (PA), and City of Miami Beach (FL).

CarCharging is committed to creating a robust, feature-rich network for EV charging and is hardware agnostic.  CarCharging's owns the Blink network, and owns and operates EV charging equipment manufactured by Blink, Aerovironment, ChargePoint, Efacec, General Electric, Nissan, and SemaConnect. CarCharging's Level II charging stations are compatible with EVs sold in the United States including the Tesla Model S, Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi i-Miev, Toyota Prius Plug-In, Honda Fit EV, and Toyota Rav4 EV, as well as many others scheduled for release over the next few years.

For more information about CarCharging, please visit www.CarCharging.com, www.facebook.com/Car.Charging, or www.twitter.com/CarCharging.

About Related Companies:
Related Companies is the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States. Formed 40 years ago, Related is a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, marketing and sales. Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, South Florida, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. The Company's existing portfolio of real estate assets, valued at over $15 billion, is made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office, trade show and affordable properties in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets. Related is staunchly committed to sustainable design with over $10 billion in green development underway or completed. The firm developed one of the first green residential buildings in the nation, Tribeca Green in Battery Park City, New York and Chicago's first green residential building, 340 on the Park. Related also owns Equinox(R) Fitness Clubs, further expanding the company's capabilities into the health and fitness arena and enhancing the value of its properties by incorporating an exclusive, branded amenity into the lifestyle offering, and a partnership interest in Unions Square Events, the catering, culture, sports, and events business of Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group. For more information about Related Companies please visit www.related.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:

Related Companies

Media Contact:

CarCharging

Investor Relations:

Suzanne Tamargo

Joanne Rose

Constellation Asset Advisors, Inc.

Suzanne@CarCharging.com

jrose@related.com

www.ConstellationAA.com  

(305) 521-0200 x 214

(212) 801-3902

(775) 771-5808

SOURCE Car Charging Group, Inc.



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