MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2016) - Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging") a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced today that an updated version of the Blink Mobile application ("app") is now available for both iOS and Android. The Blink Mobile app is the primary source for EV drivers to locate the thousands of public, commercial EV charging stations available on CarCharging's Blink Network, the software that manages, monitors, and tracks the Blink EV stations and all of its charging data.
In addition to the Blink Mobile app's new simple and streamlined design, the Blink Mobile App offers electric car drivers with several new and convenient features. The new features include:
- EV Charging Station List View: In addition to the ability to view the thousands of public, commercial EV charging stations on the Blink Network in a map view, drivers can now view a list of the EV charging stations and sort the list by name or distance.
- EV Charger Availability Notifications: This an exciting new feature for Blink Members! If an EV charging station is currently in use, Blink Members can elect to receive a push notification when the EV charger becomes available.
- Report Station Issues: EV drivers can now easily report station issues by station serial number directly to Blink Customer Support from the Blink Mobile app with the ability to include pictures.
- Blink Account Management: Blink Members now have expanded access to their free Blink Member account via the Blink Mobile app. Blink Members can review and update information such as address, billing, Blink InCards, and select the email and/or SMS notifications they would like to receive.
"As we continue to expand our EV charging station locations and membership base, we incorporate valuable feedback from Blink members and guests in order to enhance the overall charging experience for electric car drivers," stated Mike Calise, CarCharging's Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited to provide a new, streamlined design for the Blink Mobile app while adding and expanding features that are available for EV drivers directly from their smartphones and tablets. Along with initiating EV charging sessions directly from the app, we expect that Blink members will appreciate how the new features enhance the overall driver experience now available at their fingertips."
Links to download the Blink Mobile app for iOS and Android are available on the Mobile page of the Blink Network website.
About Car Charging
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) is a leader 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 Los Gatos, CA and Phoenix, AZ; CarCharging's business is designed to accelerate the adoption of public EV charging.
CarCharging offers EV charging equipment and connectivity to the Blink Network, a cloud-based software that operates, manages, and tracks the Blink EV charging stations and all of the associated data. The Company also provides residential EV charging solutions for single-family homes.
CarCharging has strategic property partners across multiple business sectors including multifamily residential and commercial properties, parking garages, shopping malls, retail parking, and municipalities.
For more information about CarCharging, please visit www.CarCharging.com and www.BlinkNetwork.com
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