CHICAGO, IL - Car Charging Group, Inc., a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, now offers its services to residents at Echelon at K Station, one of Downtown Chicago's leading apartment rental communities. Echelon at K Station is located at 353 N. Desplaines Street in Chicago, Illinois, which is set in the Fulton River District near River North and the West Loop. The community has thirty-nine floors and includes 350 luxury apartments.
"As an EV driver living in a downtown community, we know that convenient and accessible EV charging services can be difficult to find," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. "In order to ensure that these services are more readily available, we are proud to partner with Echelon at K Station to provide EV charging services to its residents."
"At Echelon at K Station, we aim to provide our residents with the finest amenities," said Debbie Lam, Property Manager of the building. "Adding EV charging services adds a 'green' amenity to the array of deluxe amenities we already offer."
Echelon at K Station is just steps away from restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and entertainment options. The community is within walking distance of Jewel-Osco grocery, the Park at K Station, East Bank Club, Ogilvie Transportation Center, the CTA Green, Brown, Blue, and Pink train lines.
CarCharging's services utilize EV charging stations manufactured by ChargePoint, known as Level II, which provide 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly refuel an electric vehicle's battery. EV drivers can easily request a CarCharging card online, and attach this small RFID card to their keychain to initiate use and payment at any intelligent CarCharging station. The CarCharging RFID card also allows drivers to use charging locations on the ChargePoint Network, the largest national online network connecting EV drivers to EV charging stations. CarCharging also accepts direct payment via credit card.
Users can pinpoint EV charging station locations using the CarCharging map at www.CarCharging.com. The ChargePoint mobile application for the 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.