MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, is proud to announce that it has been honored by the Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition ("Coalition") as Alternative Fuel Station Leader. The award was presented at the Coalition's 2013 Awards breakfast held on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 by Coalition Chair and City of Hollywood Commissioner, Patty Asseff.
The Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition was created in 1993 by Executive Order of Governor Lawton Chiles and received a subsequent designation by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Coalition's 2013 Awards recognized members who have made outstanding contributions to the Coalition's goal of reducing our dependence on imported oil and improving the environment by creating a sustainable fuel market. The Alternative Fuel Station award recognizes the Coalition member or stakeholder that has contributed to the addition of alternative fuel vehicle refueling stations.
"We are honored to have received the Alternative Fuel Station Leader award from the Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. "Alongside the Coalition, we are committed to reducing our nation's dependence on foreign oil, and support its efforts and EV drivers through our commitment to develop EV charging infrastructure, not only in Southeast Florida, but nationwide."
CarCharging's business model is designed to accelerate EV sales by developing the EV charging infrastructure. CarCharging has more than 45 strategic partnerships across various business sectors, and its partners manage or own a total of 6.5 million parking spaces. CarCharging's partners include, but are not limited to Ace Parking, Central Parking, Equity One, Equity Residential, Walgreens, City of Miami Beach, and the City of Hollywood. CarCharging pays for all installation, maintenance and related services; therefore, eliminated capital costs for property owners.
CarCharging's services utilize EV charging stations manufactured by ChargePoint®, which provide 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly recharge an EV's battery. CarCharging's stations are also on the ChargePoint® Network, the largest national online network connecting EV drivers to EV charging stations.
About Car Charging Group, Inc.
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) is a pioneer in nationwide public electric vehicle (EV) charging services at accessible and convenient locations. Headquartered in Miami, Florida with offices in California, Canada, and Spain, CarCharging is committed to creating a robust, feature-rich network for EV charging. CarCharging typically pays for all hardware, installation, maintenance and related services; therefore, eliminating initial capital costs for all property owners.
CarCharging has more than 45 strategic partnerships across various business sectors. CarCharging's partners manage or own a total of 6.5 million parking spaces, and include, but are not limited to Ace Parking, Central Parking, Equity One, Equity Residential, Walgreens, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, City of Miami Beach, and the City of Norwalk, Connecticut. CarCharging's services utilize EV charging stations manufactured by ChargePoint®.
For more information about CarCharging or to pinpoint EV charging locations, please visit www.CarCharging.com.
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About Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition
The Clean Cities Program began in 1993 with the creation of the Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition by Executive Order of the Governor and the subsequent Clean Cities designation by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition, hosted by the South Florida Regional Planning Council, is a public/private partnership of individuals, companies, and government agencies committed to maximizing the use of vehicles operating on clean, alternative fuels. The role of the Coalition is to provide a fuel neutral policy direction that supports clean energy throughout the four county region of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties that is home to nearly six million people.
For more information on the Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition, please visit www.floridagoldcoastcleancities.com.
SOURCE Car Charging Group, Inc.