CarCharging Provides Electric Vehicle Charging Services at Aon Center in
Downtown Los Angeles
Electric Car Charging Service Provider Increases EV Charging Infrastructure in
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 23, 2013
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Car Charging Group, Inc.
(OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), a nationwide provider of convenient electric
vehicle (EV) charging services, through its partnership with Means Knaus
Partners, a privately-held, commercial real estate firm that manages, leases,
acquires, renovates and develops institutional quality real estate projects,
now provides EV charging services at the Aon Center in downtown Los Angeles.
The Aon Center is located at 707 Wilshire Boulevard and the EV charging
services are provided on the LL1 level of the building's parking garage.
The Aon Center is a Class A office tower and is one of the tallest, most
recognizable buildings on the US West Coast. The building rises 858 feet
above the LA Live project, has 62 stories with a total of 1.1 million square
feet, and 1,028 parking spaces. The Aon Center is within walking distance of
the best restaurants, clubs, hotels, shopping centers and city parks in urban
Los Angeles. The property's anchor tenant, AON Corporation, is the leading
global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance
brokerage, and human capital consulting. The building also received LEED Gold
Certification in October of 2010.
"California continues to be the state with the highest number of EV
registrations and we are committed to developing the charging infrastructure
to support EV drivers," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. "With over
45,000 residents, 500,000+ weekday employees, and over 10 million non-local
visitors, Downtown Los Angeles is the ideal placement for EV charging services
and we are pleased to work with Mean Knaus Partners to offer these services at
the Aon Center."
"In an effort to demonstrate Mean Knaus Partners' commitment to positively
impacting the environment, we are proud to partner with CarCharging and
provide electric car charging services to our tenants and visitors," said
Peter Anastassiou, Aon's Center General Manager. "The Aon Center is centrally
located in downtown Los Angeles and we are delighted to provide EV charging
services to the EV drivers of Los Angeles."
CarCharging's services utilize EV charging stations manufactured by
ChargePoint^®, which provide 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly
recharge an EV's battery. EV drivers can easily request CarCharging's evCharge
card on CarCharging's website (www.CarCharging.com) to initiate use and
payment at any intelligent CarCharging station. CarCharging's evCharge card
also allows drivers to use charging locations on the ChargePoint^® Network,
the largest national online network connecting EV drivers to EV charging
Users can pinpoint EV charging station locations using the CarCharging map at
www.CarCharging.com. The ChargePoint^® mobile application for 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.
About Car Charging Group, Inc.
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) is a pioneer in nationwide public
electric vehicle (EV) charging services at accessible and convenient
locations. Headquartered in Miami, Florida with offices in California, New
York, Canada, and Spain, CarCharging is committed to creating a robust,
feature-rich network for EV charging. CarCharging typically pays for all
hardware, installation, maintenance and related services; therefore,
eliminating initial capital costs for all property owners.
CarCharging has 65 strategic partnerships across various business sectors.
CarCharging's partners manage or own a total of more than 6.5 million parking
spaces, and include, but are not limited to City Park, Ace Parking, Central
Parking, Equity One, Equity Residential, Forest City Enterprises, Walgreens,
Simon Property Group, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, City of Miami Beach
(FL), and the City of Santa Clara (CA). CarCharging's services utilize EV
charging stations manufactured by ChargePoint®.
For more information about CarCharging, please visit www.CarCharging.com.
About Mean Knaus Partners
Means Knaus Partners L.P. (MKP) is a privately-held, commercial real estate
firm that manages, leases, acquires, renovates and develops institutional
quality real estate projects with its valued clients and partners. MKP is
strongly committed to positively impacting the environment. MKP is actively
implementing practices across their entire portfolio in order to reduce the
use of the planet's precious natural resources. Building evaluations,
benchmarking and continuing education are among the keys for long-term success
with their green initiatives. As part of their promise, each property within
the MKP portfolio will undergo Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) certification testing. This will help to
establish programs that will reduce a property's environmental impact and,
where possible, allow the project to be LEED-EB certified. In addition, each
project will be benchmarked and undergo Energy Star evaluation.
Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. By their nature, forward-looking
statements and forecasts involve risks and uncertainties because they relate
to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the near future.
Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current
expectations of Car Charging Group, Inc., and members of its management as
well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective
investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that
actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such
forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or
revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed conditions.
Investor Relations and Media Contacts:
CarCharging Media Contact: Mean Knaus Partners Media CarCharging Investor
Suzanne Tamargo Naomi Goldman, NLG Constellation Asset
Communications Advisors, Inc.
Suzanne@CarCharging.com NGoldman77@gmail.com www.ConstellationAA.com
(305) 521-0200 x 214 (310) 770-2765 (415) 524-8500
SOURCE Car Charging Group, Inc.
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