SOURCE: Car Charging Group, Inc.

Car Charging Group, Inc.

April 01, 2016 08:30 ET

CarCharging Promotes Clean Air Efforts by Deploying Blink Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure at Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale, California

Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District Supports Clean Air Efforts Through Blink Electric Car Charging Stations

MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2016) - Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced today that it has deployed four Blink EV charging stations at two unique locations at the Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale, California. Located in the center of northern Los Angeles County, the Antelope Valley Mall is a 1-million-square-foot, single-level enclosed mall and features Macy's, Dillard's, JCPenney, Sears, Cinemark 16, Claim Jumper, Dick's Sporting Goods, and more than 130 specialty shops.

The Blink EV charging stations that are located near Claim Jumper and Blaze Pizza parking lots were provided and deployed in association with a Plug-in Electric Infrastructure grant provided by the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD). The mission of the AVAQMD is to protect the people and the environment of the Antelope Valley from the effects of air pollution through developing and implementing programs and regulations to improve our air quality. The District's Governing Board approved this project in support of reducing petroleum dependency and regional air pollution, increasing public awareness, and creating resources for electric vehicle charging.

To celebrate the installation and create customer awareness for the Blink EV charging stations, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10am on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Blink station located on the south side of the mall near the Entertainment Plaza/Mall main entrance. CarCharging Chief Executive Officer, Mike Calise, and Antelope Valley Mall's General Manager, Scott Cummings, will be in attendance.

"We are delighted to have been chosen by the Antelope Valley Mall and Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District to support initiatives that lead to further adoption of sustainable transportation," said Mike Calise. "As the largest owner, operator, and provider of EV charging services in North America, we look forward to other retail centers and districts following the commendable lead demonstrated by Antelope Valley."

"Antelope Valley Mall is excited to partner with Blink for our electric car charging stations," said Scott Cummings. "We are excited to be able to offer this service to valley residents while enjoying their shopping experience."

"Providing Blink electric vehicle chargers at the Antelope Valley Mall is a great place to bring awareness to Antelope Valley residents," said Bret Banks, Executive Director of Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District. "It encourages the purchase of electric vehicles and makes a great statement on the direction that the valley is headed by way of alternative fuel and sustainable energy."

Blink Level 2 EV chargers are able to rapidly recharge electric cars, and accept payment with a major credit card via the Blink InCard, Blink mobile application, or Blink Customer Support. Blink's free membership offers drivers discounted charging fees on select public EV chargers on the Blink Network. Drivers can become a Blink member and pinpoint Blink EV charging locations through the Blink mobile application or www.BlinkNetwork.com. Drivers can also initiate charging sessions directly from the Blink mobile application.

About Car Charging Group, Inc./Blink
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 access to Blink Network, the software that operates, monitors, and tracks the Blink stations and all of its charging data, and has strategic partnerships across multiple business sectors including multi-family residential and commercial properties, parking garages, shopping malls, retail parking, and municipalities. 

CarCharging also provides residential EV charging solutions for single-family homes. For more information, please visit www.BlinkHQ.com.

For more information about CarCharging or Blink Network, please visit www.CarCharging.com and www.BlinkNetwork.com.

About Antelope Valley Mall
Antelope Valley, the only regional mall in its trade area, is a 1-million-square-foot, single-level enclosed mall, located at the corner of 10th Street West and Avenue P in Palmdale, Calif. Antelope Valley Mall's Mediterranean style blends with an incredible lineup of anchors. The mall also features 303,000 square feet in gross leasable area, with more than 130 specialty shops.

Antelope Valley Mall is located on the corner of 10th Street West and Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale, CA. To learn more, please visit http://www.av-mall.com. Antelope Valley Mall is co-owned and managed by Forest City Commercial Management, an affiliate of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc., a NYSE-listed national real estate company.

About Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD)
The District Program was established in 1997 by the State Legislature which separated the Antelope Valley and northern Los Angeles County from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District is the local agency with the primary responsibility for the control of non-vehicular sources of air pollution throughout the Antelope Valley.

The District lies within the northern part of Los Angeles County. The District boundaries start on the south just outside of Acton, north to the Kern County line, east to the San Bernardino County line, and west to the Quail Lake area. The AVAQMD is located within the Mojave Desert air basin. An air basin is a geographical region to describe an area with a commonly shared air mass, since air pollution does not follow county, city, or political boundaries. http://www.avaqmd.ca.gov

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