Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced today that it has executed an agreement with Hamister Group, a recognized leader in healthcare and hotel management, for the ownership and management of four Blink EV charging stations. There are two Blink EV chargers located at Fairfield Inn & Suites at 810 Expo Drive in Smyrna, Tennessee as well as two more EV chargers at MainStay Suites Hotel at 361 Fountain View Circle in Alcoa, Tennessee.
Recently renovated, Fairfield Inn & Suites is a 62-room, three-story hotel located just off I-24, is minutes from the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport, and 20 miles from the Nashville BNA Airport. The Fairfield Inn & Suites offers all of the recognizable services of the world-renowned Marriott Brand at an exceptional value.
MainStay Suites Hotel is a three-story Knoxville hotel and Choice Hotels Gold Award Winner featuring 81 suites. It is located in close proximity to the Knoxville Airport and within five miles of popular attractions such as the Knoxville Convention Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Expo Center and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dollywood, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Knoxville Zoo are also nearby.
“We are excited to work with Hamister Group to continue to offer EV charging services at Fairfield Inn & Suites and MainStay Suites Hotel,” said Michael D. Farkas, CarCharging’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Hotels offer EV drivers with the convenience and opportunity to charge their electric cars while traveling, and we are thrilled that Hamister Group will help support EV drivers.”
“Exceptional service is what we provide for customers and innovative leadership is what our shareholders expect from us,” said Josh Klotzbach, Vice President of Construction, Hamister Group. “By providing Blink EV chargers to our customers and supporting this increasingly popular technology, we are able to fulfill both of these objectives simultaneously.”
Blink Level 2 chargers are able to rapidly recharge electric cars, and accept payment with the Blink InCard or major credit card via the Blink mobile application, Blink Network website, or Blink customer support center. Blink’s free membership offers drivers discounted charging fees on select public EV chargers on the Blink Network, the software that operates, monitors, and tracks the Blink stations and all of its charging data. Drivers can pinpoint Blink EV charging station locations, become a Blink member, and initiate charging sessions via the Blink mobile application or at www.BlinkNetwork.com.