CarCharging Successfully Wins Bid to Purchase ECOtality’s Blink Assets
Leading Electric Vehicle Charging Service Provider Intends to Purchase Blink’s More Than 12,000 EV Charging Stations and Operating System
|MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Blink Acquisition, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announcedtoday that it has successfully won the bid to purchase the Blink related assets of ECOtality, a clean electric transportation and storage technology firm.
The assets included in the transaction are all of Blink’s inventory, the more than 12,450 installed electric vehicle Level II charging stations, the 110 DC Fast charging stations, and the Blink network, which is the turnkey operating system for EV drivers, commercial businesses, and utilities, that services the Blink stations.
“Since our inception, CarCharging’s intent has been to grow our business organically and through acquisitions, and with the purchase of ECOtality’s Blink assets, we believe that it will solidify our position as the leader in the electric vehicle charging industry,” stated CarCharging’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael D. Farkas.
The deal does not include Minit-Charger, which manufactures and distributes fast-charging systems for material handling and airport ground support vehicles; or ETEC LABS, ECOtality’s research and testing resource for governments, automotive OEMs and utilities. The transaction is anticipated to close shortly.
About Car Charging Group, Inc.
SpuCarCharging provides a comprehensive turnkey program to commercial and residential property owners for EV charging services. CarCharging owns and operates the EV charging equipment; pays for all installation, maintenance, and related services; and shares the EV charging revenue with the property owner. Thereby, eliminating capital costs for the property owners, and providing a potential additional stream of revenue.
CarCharging has 87 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 Walgreens, Simon Property Group, Equity One, Equity Residential, Forest City, Ace Parking, Central/USA Parking, Icon Parking, Rapid Parking, Parking Concepts, CVS, Related Management, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, City of Miami Beach (FL), City of Hollywood (FL), and City of Norwalk (CT), that manage or own a total of over 8 million parking spaces.
CarCharging is committed to creating a robust, feature-rich network for EV charging and is technology agnostic. CarCharging’s EV charging network includes equipment manufactured by Aerovironment, ChargePoint, Efacec, General Electric, Nissan, and SemaConnect. The Level II charging stations are compatible with EVs sold in the United States including the Tesla Model S, Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi i-Miev, Toyota Prius Plug-In, Honda Fit EV, and Toyota Rav4 EV, as well as many others scheduled for release in the next few years.
For more information about CarCharging, please visit www.CarCharging.com.
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