Yesterday, Car Charging Group, Inc. announced that they and the Union Station Parking Garage will conduct an electric vehicle (EV) “plug-in” ceremony on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. This is to celebrate the installation of EV charging stations in the Union Station Parking Garage. The event will take place on Level 1 of the parking garage. The Union Station Parking Garage is located at 30 Massachusetts Ave. NE, in Washington, D.C. The new charging stations constitute only the fourth public EV charging facility in the D.C. area.
Following a car charging demonstration, attendees will have the opportunity to conduct their own EV test drives. Car Charging Group, Inc. will use an EV for the demonstration and test drives. The two models were purchased recently for the federal fleet as part of a federal initiative to adopt advanced vehicle technologies.
Car Charging Group installed Level II ChargePoint® Networked Charging Station, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, for EVs at the Union Station Parking Garage. The garage is managed by USPG LLC. USPG is a collaboration of Colonial Parking Inc. and Epark of Washington, D.C. They are two of the leaders in parking in the D.C. region.
Andrew C. Blair, Chairman of USPG, commented, “We are thrilled that our garage has been chosen for this visionary project. It shows that the parking of vehicles can be consistent with energy conservation.”
Michael D. Farkas, CEO of Car Charging Group, Inc., said, “We are excited to celebrate the installation of these charging stations. President Obama has made it a goal to have 1 million electric vehicles on our roads by 2015. These stations, a mere stone’s throw from the Capitol, represent our commitment to ensuring that the President’s goal is achieved.”
Headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida, Car Charging Group, Inc. is an owner and provider of EV charging stations. Their mission is to establish a nationwide infrastructure. This is to enable EV and PHEV owners to charge their EVs anytime, anywhere. The Company began their operations nationally in September of 2009. They are looking to expand their operations internationally.
The Company owns, provides, installs and maintains electric vehicle charging units. They work with their landowner partners to identify appropriate locations for their charging stations. Car Charging Group provides convenient, safe and affordable charging stations away from home in customer-friendly public locations. These locations include municipalities, shopping malls, parking garages, multi family residential and commercial properties.
For more information visit: www.CarCharging.com