MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), a nationwide provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced that EV charging services are now available for the Town of Bay Harbor Islands ("Bay Harbor Islands") in Miami-Dade county, Florida. Bay Harbor Islands is a growing and vibrant community located near South Beach, the Bal Harbour shops, downtown Miami, and other areas in Miami-Dade County.
With its fine homes, luxury condominiums, and apartments, Bay Harbor Islands is an ideal place to "live and work". The town is home to a K-8 school, retail shops, restaurants, professional offices and many other businesses. The EV charging services are available in the town's parking garage located at 1165 95th Street. The parking garage is available to residents and guests of Bay Harbor Islands, and provides convenient access to Bank of America, Bay Harbor Pediatrics, and Artier Realty.
"As a growing community in Miami-Dade county, we are delighted that the Town of Bay Harbor Islands plans to attract EV drivers to the area by offering EV charging services," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. "As the variety of EV models continue to expand, we are confident the town's participation in the expansion of our EV charging infrastructure will also assist in the adoption of EVs."
"Partnering with CarCharging is a win-win proposition for Bay Harbor Islands," said Jordan Leonard, Vice Mayor for Bay Harbor Islands. "CarCharging provides and installs the hardware, and operate and maintain the services, so there is no cost to the town, and the services provide the opportunity for Bay Harbor Islands to earn revenue."
CarCharging's services utilize EV charging stations, known as Level II, which provide 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly recharge an electric vehicle's battery. EV drivers can easily request a SemaConnect card on CarCharging's website (www.CarCharging.com) to initiate use and payment at the EV charging station. CarCharging also accepts direct payment via credit card.
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.
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, 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.
About Bay Harbor Islands
The Town of Bay Harbor Islands, located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, is a growing and vibrant community of fine homes, luxury condominiums, and apartments. The Town is home to a K-8 school, retail shops, restaurants, professional offices and many other businesses. The community's location near South Beach, The Bal Harbour shops, downtown Miami and other areas in Miami-Dade County has made it an ideal place to "live and work".
For more information, please visit www.BayHarborIslands.org.
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