Using the iPhone or iPod Touch, drivers can use the app to start and stop charging sessions, be notified when their electric vehicle is fully charged, and get directions to stations. The iPhone application is available at no cost at the iTunes App Store:
"As part of Car Charging Group’s mission to build-out a nationwide electric car charging infrastructure through partnerships with technology leaders like Coulomb Technologies, this tool will not only assist Electric Vehicles drivers to maximize the use of their vehicles, but also drives traffic to our landowner partners who support zero-emissions transportation infrastructure," said Andy Kinard, President of Car Charging Group, Inc.
Using the ChargePoint iPhone App, EV drivers can now:
* Find charging stations near any specified address.
* Get turn-by-turn directions to charging stations.
* See the real-time availability status of charging stations: Available, In Use, or Out of Service.
* Start and Stop charging sessions directly from an iPhone.
* Get directions from current location to where the vehicle is charging.
* Get status on current or most recent charging session (energy, greenhouse gas savings, time).
* Receive real-time notifications of current charging session.
Some features require a ChargePoint® Network driver account with an activated ChargePass™ card. To create an account, purchase or activate a ChargePass card, go to www.mychargepoint.net and click Sign Up.
Car Charging Group, Inc. is an owner and provider of electric car charging stations with the mission to build-out a nationwide infrastructure, enabling vehicle owners to charge their electric cars anytime, anywhere. As part of its strategy, the Company owns, provides, installs and maintains electric vehicle car charging units and works with its landowner partners to identify appropriate locations for its charging stations. The Company seeks to provide convenient, safe and affordable charging stations away from home in customer-friendly public locations, including municipalities, shopping malls and parking garages.
With an estimated 40 million plug-in electric vehicles on the road by 2030, the need to establish charging station networks throughout the transportation infrastructure is critical to providing easy access to energy everywhere drivers live and work. By investing at the forefront of the electric car revolution, Car Charging Group seeks to become the leading provider of electric car charging stations.
The Company initially plans to launch its service in the South Florida market and expand nationally and internationally over time. Car Charging Group, Inc. is based in Miami, Florida.