Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging” or “Company”), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced that it will enhance the performance of its Blink Level II commercial EV charging stations. After exhaustive research and testing, CarCharging has selected TE Connectivity Ltd (“TE”) as the new supplier for the cord set for the Blink Level II commercial EV charging stations. TE provides the cord sets for GE, SemaConnect, Schneider, and other EV Charging station suppliers.
All Blink Level II EV chargers that are now sold and/or deployed will include the new cord set and will provide the maximum unit amperage of 30 Amps. CarCharging also intends to replace the cord sets on all of the installed Blink Level II EV chargers in commercial locations and then restore the amperage to its maximum capacity (30 Amps). Prior to the acquisition of the Blink related assets, ECOtality, the former owner of these assets, elected to reduce the amperage of these stations to 24 Amps, which as a precaution, CarCharging has maintained.
“Since the acquisition of the Blink related assets, CarCharging has been committed to improving the overall performance of the Blink EV charging stations and, specifically, the replacement of the Rema cord sets on the Blink Level II EV chargers,” said Michael D. Farkas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CarCharging. “After extensive research and testing, we are confident that the cord sets from TE will support the Blink Level II EV charging stations in performing at their maximum capacity and allow EV drivers to charge their vehicles more rapidly.”
Property owners or managers interested in learning more or purchasing the enhanced Blink Level II EV charging stations and/or DC Fast Chargers should visit the “Chargers” section of the Blink Network website, www.BlinkNetwork.com or complete the Contact Us form.