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Dec. 2, 2013

Surfside Town Hall Offers EV Charging Point

By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor

Electric vehicle owners may never again run out of juice in Surfside as Car Charging Group, Inc. announced a new partnership with the Town of Surfside. The nationwide provider of EV charging services set up its charging station two blocks from the beach at 9293 Harding Avenue, behind the town’s Community Center.

Headquartered in Miami Beach with offices in three other U.S. locations and one in Barcelona, Car Charging Group, Inc. provides public EV charging services in a turnkey system joining forces with commercial and residential property owners. The company owns and operates the EV charging equipment, manages the installation and maintenance and shares part of the EV charging revenue with the property owner.

Daniel Dietch, Surfside’s Mayor told the press he is confident that by cooperating with the company “the town will support local EV drivers as well as draw new visitors and we are pleased to provide free parking for electric cars charging at this location.” He added that the focus of the Town of Surfside’s economic development plan is to encourage business retention, while maintaining and enhancing the characteristics that attracts residents and visitors.”

There are already a significant number of stations operating 24/7 in South Florida that can be found easily on the company’s website. CarCharging is going to release a mobile app too, but several other similar ones on the market are already providing directions to public sockets. The latest station at the Town of Surfside utilizes Level II EV charging stations that provide 240 volts with 32 amps of electric current to quickly recharge a wide range of EV batteries. Drivers can use their credit cards to initiate use and pay for the services.

“By partnering with the Town of Surfside, we now provide EV drivers charging services all the way from Aventura to Miami Beach,” says CarCharging CEO Michael D. Farkas.

Photo courtesy of Car Charging Group

 

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