New EV Charging Available In Charlottesville, Va

Car Charging Group, Inc. now offers its EV charging services at Arden Place, a luxury multi-dwelling residence located at 1810 Arden Creek Lane in Charlottesville, Va.

“We at Arden Place are excited to be the first apartment community in Charlottesville to provide our residents the convenience of electric vehicle charging services. With the interest and availability of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids on the rise, partnering with CarCharging to install an electric car charging station on our property seemed like an obvious decision,” said Tommy Niles, regional manager with Grady Management.

“As we continue to expand our services nationwide, we are proud to give luxury residential communities such as Arden Place the benefit of having EV charging services that are easily accessible by all residents” said Michael D. Farkas, chief executive officer of CarCharging.

CarCharging’s services utilize EV charging stations manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, known as Level II, which provides 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly refuel an electric vehicle’s battery. EV drivers can easily register and create a CarCharging account online, and attach a small card to their keychain to initiate use and payment at any intelligent CarCharging station. The CarCharging RFID card also allows drivers to use charging locations on the ChargePoint Network. CarCharging also accepts direct payment via credit card.

Users can pinpoint EV charging station locations using the CarCharging map on its Web site. The ChargePoint mobile application for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry phones also provides real-time charging station location information with turn-by-turn directions. Drivers will soon be able to reserve a time slot, guaranteeing access to EV charging stations to recharge their electric vehicle.