Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced today that in association with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Grant, the Company has deployed a Blink DC Fast Charge (DCFC) station at the Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The Blink DCFC is at the Cell Phone lot, which is located at One Terminal Drive.
Harrisburg International Airport (“HIA”) serves over 1.2 million passengers each year, with around 60 daily nonstop flights to twelve cities and one-stop flights to destinations around the world. Travelers consistently cite the easy parking, short security lines, relaxing environment, clean facilities, and friendly, helpful staff as the reason why HIA is their preferred airport. HIA offers dining options ranging from full-service dining to sandwiches, snacks and coffee. HIA’s Cell Phone lot is just two minutes from the baggage claim area. HIA is owned by the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA), who also owns Capital City Airport in New Cumberland, Franklin County Airport, and Gettysburg Regional Airport.
“We are delighted to have been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Harrisburg International Airport to provide Blink EV charging services to travelers visiting Pennsylvania,” said Mike Calise, CarCharging’s Chief Executive Officer. “By expanding our EV charging locations to include the Harrisburg International Airport, we are able to support drivers as they travel along the turnpike to and from Philadelphia.”
“Offering electric vehicle charging at the airport is another way HIA can provide an Altogether Better experience for our passengers, visitors, and general public,” said Tim Edwards, Executive Director of SARAA. “We are pleased to have worked with CarCharging on this project.”
To celebrate the installation and create customer awareness for the Blink DCFC station, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10am on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the HIA Cell Phone lot. Tim Edwards, Executive Director of SARAA, and CarCharging’s Grants Manager, Ted Manser, will be in attendance.
Blink DC Fast chargers are able to rapidly recharge compatible electric cars, and accept payment with a major credit card via the Blink InCard, Blink mobile application, or Blink Customer Support. Blink’s free membership offers drivers discounted charging fees on select public EV chargers on the Blink Network. Drivers can become a Blink member and pinpoint Blink EV charging locations through the Blink mobile application or www.BlinkNetwork.com. Drivers can also initiate charging sessions directly from the Blink mobile application.