MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, is pleased to announce that through its partnership with Central Parking Systems, Inc. ("Central Parking"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Parking Corporation (NASDAQ: STAN), one of the nation's leading providers of parking management, now provides EV charging services at U.S. Steel Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The property is located at 600 Grant Street.
U.S. Steel Tower is a 64-story Class "A" office building in the Central Business District of Pittsburgh. The property provides access to various service providers, restaurants, and retailers including PNC Bank, Au Bon Pain, and Starbucks. EV charging services are now available in the building's 720-parking space garage.
"Electric car sales continue to gain momentum," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. "EV sales in July 2013 were 260% greater than the July 2012 figures, and we are proud to continue our partnership with Central Parking and expand EV charging locations in major metropolitan areas."
"Central Parking is committed to supporting tenants and visitors of U.S. Steel Tower in their efforts to go green," said Bob Kohler of Central Parking. "Partnering with CarCharging to provide EV charging services does so, and at the same time, expands the amenity options available to our clients."
The EV charging services provided at these locations will 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 evCharge card also allows drivers to use charging locations on the ChargePoint® Network, the largest national cloud-based network connecting EV drivers to EV charging stations. CarCharging's EV charging stations also accept direct payment via credit card.
Users can pinpoint additional EV charging station locations using the CarCharging map at www.CarCharging.com.
About Car Charging Group, Inc. Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) is a pioneer in nationwide public EV charging services, enabling drivers to easily recharge anytime, anywhere throughout the United States. CarCharging provides a comprehensive turnkey electric vehicle charging service to commercial and residential property owners. Employing the most advanced technology, CarCharging is committed to creating a robust, feature-rich network for EV charging.
Headquartered in Miami Beach, FL with offices in San Jose, CA; New York, NY; Toronto, Canada; and Barcelona, Spain; CarCharging's business model is designed to accelerate the adoption of public EV charging services. CarCharging pays for all installation, maintenance and related services; therefore, eliminating capital costs for property owners.
CarCharging has 87 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, Simon Property Group, Equity One, Equity Residential, Forest City, Ace Parking, Central Parking, Icon Parking, Rapid Parking, USA Parking, CVS, Related Management Company, City of Miami Beach (FL), City of Hollywood (FL), and City of Norwalk (CT), that manage or own a total of over 8 million parking spaces.
For more information about CarCharging, please visit www.CarCharging.com.
About Central Parking Central Parking is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Parking Corporation (NASDAQ: STAN). The companies are leading national providers of parking facility management, ground transportation and other ancillary services. With a total of approximately 23,000 employees, they provide parking management services at more than 4,400 facilities with more than 2.2 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America. The operations include parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 75 airports. USA Parking System, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Parking, is one of the premier valet operators in the nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor.
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