MIAMI BEACH, FL - Car Charging Group, Inc., a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, has entered into an agreement with Kettler, Inc., one of the nation's top multifamily housing developers, to provide EV charging services at select Kettler properties located across the eastern seaboard.
"Kettler manages nearly 20,000 apartments in 82 locations from New York to the Carolinas which makes this partnership an excellent fit for both our companies," said Michael D. Farkas, Chief Executive Officer of Car Charging Group, Inc. "More and more EV drivers like the convenience of charging at home and we are working with Kettler to provide this important amenity to their residents. This partnership will further highlight and expand our convenient EV charging services and network."
"We are committed to supporting the ever changing needs of our customers, and more and more are now driving EVs," said Laurel Howell, Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Kettler, Inc. "Providing our residents and other travelers with a green fueling option is an important step in our sustainability and addition to the other green practices we implement in our properties."
Car Charging Group will install its EV charging stations at various Kettler properties, expanding its ability to provide EV fueling services where people live, work and play. As a property partner of Car Charging Group, Kettler will share in the proceeds generated by the charging services provided at their properties. In addition to the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt and the BMW ActiveE, EV drivers will soon be able to purchase the Ford Focus electric which starts shipping next month, as well as the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, the Honda Fit EV, and the Tesla Model S that are due out in June.
Car Charging Group installs fast EV charging stations, known as Level II, which provide 240 Volts with 32 Amps of power, in order to quickly refuel an electric vehicle's battery. The EV charging stations utilize the standard SAE J1772(TM) connector widely adopted by nearly all automobile manufacturers.
Once an EV driver registers and creates a Car Charging account, they will receive a very small RFID card that attaches to their keychain simplifying usage and payment of every intelligent CarCharging station. Pinpointing the exact location where stations can easily be found using the Car Charging map on its website. The ChargePoint(R) mobile application also provides real-time charging station locations with turn-by-turn directions. In a forthcoming upgrade, drivers will soon be able to reserve a time slot, guaranteeing them access to the station to recharge their car.
Car Charging's RFID card also allows the driver to use other charging locations that are on the ChargePoint(R) Network. Should an EV driver not have or own an RFID card, Car Charging also supports direct payment via credit card.