Campbell, Calif., October 18, 2011 – Coulomb Technologies and Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB:CCGI) today announced Car Charging Group will extend their collaboration with Coulomb Technologies for their national rollout of 1000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations powered by ChargePoint® Network. Car Charging Group has agreed to purchase and install charging stations across the United States including major metropolitan areas: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, TX, Dallas, Fort Worth, TX, Orlando, Fla., Miami, Fla. and Tampa, Fla. The agreement further expands ChargePoint Network, currently the largest network of independently owned charging stations in the world. Car Charging Group will also use ChargePoint Network cloud-based EV charging solutions to manage its national network of customers that includes: Walgreens, Central Parking, Icon Parking, Centro Properties, Laz Parking and Ace Parking.
“ChargePoint turn-key EV charging solutions provide a rapid way for Car Charging Group to get their charging station operations deployed,” said Pat Romano, president and CEO at Coulomb Technologies. “We are proud to further extend our collaboration with Car Charging Group as they continue to be a leader in the electric vehicle service provider segment.”
Coulomb’s ChargePoint cloud-based EV charging solution is effortless to deploy and maintain, and requires no IT staff. ChargePoint Service Plans include features like: 24/7 driver support, flexible pricing, automated billing, remote station upgrades and integration with existing billing and IT systems. This allows Car Charging Group to maximize parking space utilization and offer charging session reservations.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Coulomb, having already deployed charging stations on ChargePoint Network in the past 18 months,” said Michael Farkas, chief executive officer of the Miami Beach, Fla.-based Car Charging Group. “As more and more EVs arrive in US cities, the demand for infrastructure in public locations is growing. Working with ChargePoint Network gives us a simple and convenient way to provide advanced EV services to our customers. ChargePoint Network attracts the largest number of EV drivers because stations are visible to any driver who uses the driver web site, the smart phone mobile apps, or a variety of navigation systems and allows drivers to see the real-time occupancy status of stations.”
Car Charging Group, Inc. is a provider of EV charging services with the mission to establish a nationwide network of charging stations, enabling EV and PHEV owners to charge their EVs anytime, anywhere. As part of its strategy, the Company owns, provides, installs and maintains EV charging stations and works with its landowner partners to identify appropriate locations for its charging stations. The Company provides convenient, safe and affordable charging stations away from home in customer-friendly public locations, including municipalities, shopping malls, parking garages, multi family residential and commercial properties.
An estimated 40 million plug-in electric vehicles, such as the Nissan LEAF, GM Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Tesla Model S, Ford Focus EV as well as many others, are expected to be on the road by 2030. Car Charging Group recognizes the need to establish a comprehensive network of charging stations that delivers easy, convenient access to drivers wherever they live, work and play. By investing at the forefront of the electric car revolution, Car Charging Group seeks to become the leading provider of electric car charging services. The Company launched its operations nationally in September of 2009 and is looking to expand its operations internationally. Car Charging Group, Inc. is based in Miami, Fla. The company's website can be viewed at www.CarCharging.com.
Coulomb Technologies is the leading electric vehicle charging solutions company providing the ChargePoint Network, the largest global online network connecting electric vehicle drivers to charging stations in over 14 countries. Coulomb also provides ChargePoint Network service plans, cloud-based solutions that handle all driver billing and support and gives organizations the control and flexibility they need to optimize performance of their electric vehicle charging operations. Coulomb Technologies customers include large employers such as Google and SAP; utilities such as Orlando Utilities Commission and Austin Energy; municipalities such as City of San Francisco and City of New York; large shopping centers such as South Coast Plaza and Bellevue Square; and parking services providers such as Edison Properties, Priority Parking and InterPark. Open to all charging station manufacturers, stations on ChargePoint Network are currently dispensing over 170 Megawatt hours (MWh) of energy each month, with drivers plugging in for more than 1,000 charging sessions per day.
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