Car Charging Group, Inc. Offers Electric Vehicle Charging Services at Rapid Park in Lower Manhattan
Fast EV Charging Service Now Available at 25 Beekman Street in Manhattan, New York
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. and NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Car Charging Group, Inc. announced availability of its electric vehicle charging services at the Rapid Park garage at 25 Beekman Street, near the financial district and South Street Seaport in New York City, NY. EV drivers in lower Manhattan can now quickly and easily recharge their EVs at the Rapid Park facility, which is in close proximity to Pace University and New York Downtown Hospital.
“With a growing number of people driving EVs, we wanted to provide our customers the convenience and reassurance of recharging while at work or enjoying the many restaurants at nearby South Street Seaport,” said Kevin Wolf, Rapid Park Regional Director. “Working with CarCharging to provide EV charging services as a shareable amenity, we can now offer Rapid Park’s EV customers the ability to park and rapidly recharge their electric vehicle in one location.”
CarCharging provides EV charging services using a Coulomb Technologies EV fast charging station, known as Level II, which provides 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly refuel an EV’s battery. EV charging stations utilize the standard SAE J1772(TM) connector widely adopted by nearly all automobile manufacturers.
EV drivers can easily register and create a CarCharging account online, and attach a small card to their keychain to initiate use and payment at any intelligent CarCharging station. The CarCharging keychain card also allows drivers to use charging locations on the ChargePoint(R) Network. CarCharging also accepts direct payment via credit card.
Users can pinpoint EV charging station locations using the CarCharging map at http://www.carcharging.com/. The ChargePoint(R) mobile application also provides real-time charging station locations 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.
Electric vehicles already on the market include the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, BMW ActiveE, Ford Focus Electric, Fisker Karma and Tesla Model S. Additional electric vehicle models are expected to be available later this year.