CarCharging’s Mobile App Provides EV Drivers with the Ability to Initiate and Pay for Charging Sessions on Hardware by Multiple Manufacturers Directly From their Mobile Phone
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), a nationwide provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced that the company has released a beta version of its new CarCharging mobile application (“app”). The CarCharging app provides drivers with the ability to locate public Blink, GE, SemaCharge, and ChargePoint EV charging stations, and initiate and pay for EV charging sessions at GE WattStations and SemaCharge stations, that are owned and operated by CarCharging, directly from their iPhone. In future releases, the CarCharging app will expand even further. It is anticipated that drivers will also be able to initiate and pay for all public Blink, GE, and Sema charging stations.
Working with mobile commerce provider, DoubleBeam, CarCharging’s mobile app utilizes DoubleBeam’s white-labeled mobile wallet service, which permits customers to pay for EV charging services via electronic check, debit from their bank account, or by credit card; thereby, streamlining the payment process. Users of the CarCharging app can scan a personal check, credit or debit card to pay for each charge, or create an account and securely store their payment information.
The beta version release of CarCharging’s mobile application is currently available for iOS devices. EV drivers interested in registering as an exclusive user of the beta app can sign up via the Mobile App page of CarCharging’s website (www.carcharging.com/ev-drivers/app/) immediately. Testing of the app will be constrained to a limited amount of users. The CarCharging app for Android phones will be available shortly.
“CarCharging is continuously looking for opportunities to enhance our offerings, and this is the first truly interoperable mobile app that allows the activation and payment of EV charging stations provided by multiple manufacturers,” said Michael D. Farkas, Chief Executive Officer of CarCharging. ”Instead of having to use various mobile applications and RFID cards to locate, access, and pay for their EV charging services, as they do now, drivers will have one app to service these needs.”
“We are very proud to have worked with CarCharging to develop their new mobile app, which serves as a major milestone in the EV charging industry,” added Ted Tekippe, Chief Executive Officer of DoubleBeam. “After many months of development and testing, we are eager to provide EV drivers with the opportunity to utilize the beta version and provide their feedback.”
CarCharging will also provide its wide array of partners, including car manufacturers, retailers, and restaurant chains, with the ability to integrate this newly developed functionality into their own websites and mobile applications.