MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2012) - Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, is providing EV charging services at the 42nd Annual Miami International Auto Show opening today, November 9th, 2012 through November 18th at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida. The EV charging services are available for EVs driven to the show in the parking lot in front of the convention center, as well as for the EVs participating in the show's ECO Experience Ride-Along. For the first time in the show's history, the Ride-Along will provide show attendees with the opportunity to test ride the latest EV models inside the convention center.
"We are thrilled to be a part of the 42nd Annual Miami International Auto Show," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. "We are excited to educate show attendees on the ease of EV charging and provide EV drivers with our evCharge card."
CarCharging's services utilize EV charging stations, known as Level II, which provide 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly refuel an electric vehicle's battery. EV drivers can easily initiate use and payment at any intelligent CarCharging station via a small RFID card. The CarCharging RFID card, evCharge card, also allows drivers to use charging locations on the ChargePoint® Network, the largest national online network connecting EV drivers to EV charging stations. CarCharging stations also accept direct payment via credit card.
Drivers can obtain an evCharge card at the Miami International Auto Show or request one online at http://www.CarCharging.com/. Drivers can also pinpoint EV charging station locations using the CarCharging map located on the CarCharging website. The ChargePoint® mobile application for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry phones also provides real-time charging station location information with turn-by-turn directions. Drivers will soon be able to reserve a time slot, guaranteeing access to EV charging stations to recharge their electric vehicle.
CarCharging's CEO, Michael D. Farkas, will provide a demonstration of the EV charging process on the show's press day on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:15pm in the ECO Experience area of the show at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
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 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; thereby eliminating capital costs for property owners.
CarCharging has more than 40 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 Ace Parking, Central Parking, Equity One, Equity Residential, Icon Parking, Rapid Parking, Related, USA Parking, Walgreens, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Miami Beach, Florida, the City of Hollywood, Florida and the City of Norwalk, Connecticut that manage or own a total of 6.5 million parking spaces.
For more information about CarCharging, please visit www.CarCharging.com.
About the Miami International Auto Show
In 1971, Datsun introduced the 240Z, gasoline was 36 cents a gallon and the Miami lnternational Auto Show launched its first exhibition. Today, this same auto show is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation.
Serving as a venue for national product introductions, the auto show showcases more than 1,000 new car, truck, van and SUV models from more than 40 of the world's leading manufacturers -- a sight auto enthusiasts wait all year to see.
Big changes are in store this year for fans of this signature South Florida event, including new exhibits. Make sure to check out: Eco Experience and its indoor electric vehicle test track, Topless in Miami's display of convertible cars in a picturesque Miami environment, and Havana Classics, a spin-off of Memory Lane celebrating nostalgic moments from the 50s. Ride & Drive events, including Camp Jeep will also return to Convention Center Drive.
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