MIAMI BEACH, Fla., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, is proud to announce that through its partnership with Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. (Roundy's), a leading grocer in the Midwest, it now offers EV charging services at Mariano's in Frankfort, Illinois.
Mariano's Frankfort, located at 21001 S. LaGrange Road offers the unique customer experience that Mariano's is known for. The store offers an enhanced selection of premium perishable and prepared food departments and a wide array of organic and natural offerings all under the umbrella of world-class customer service.
"CarCharging is excited to continue its partnership with Roundy's and offer another amazing amenity for the Mariano's shopper," said Michael D. Farkas, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of CarCharging. "We are dedicated to expanding the necessary EV charging infrastructure in Chicago and the surrounding areas, and we will continue to grow the availability of charging services throughout the Chicago area."
A Blink Level II EV charging station, which can quickly recharge an electric vehicle's battery, provides the EV charging service at Mariano's. The charging services are located on the right side of the market's 369-space parking lot.
To initiate use and payment at these locations, EV drivers can easily request the Blink InCard at www.BlinkNetwork.com. The Blink InCard also allows drivers to use all public charging locations on the Blink Network, the software that operates, monitors, and tracks the Blink stations and all of its charging data. Blink EV charging stations also accept direct payment via credit card. Users can pinpoint the Mariano's EV charging location as well as additional EV charging station locations using the maps on the Blink mobile app, CarCharging mobile app, www.BlinkNetwork.com and www.CarCharging.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.
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, 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.
Roundy's is a leading grocer in the Midwest with nearly $4.0 billion in sales and more than 26,000 employees. Founded in Milwaukee in 1872, Roundy's operates 174 retail grocery stores and 110 pharmacies under the Pick 'n Save, Rainbow, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano's retail banners in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Roundy's is committed to helping the communities its stores serve through the Roundy's Foundation. Chartered in 2003, the Roundy's Foundation mission is to support organizations working to relieve hunger and helping families in crisis due to domestic abuse, neglect and other at-risk situations.
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