Published June 28, 2012
By Philippe Crowe
CarCharging was recently awarded an exclusive contract by the City of Hollywood, Florida to provide EV charging services. As a result, CarCharging's EV charging services are now available at multiple public parking garages within the City of Hollywood.
CarCharging has deployed initial EV charging services at three locations in Hollywood, with two in the city center to serve downtown businesses, residents and visitors, and one near the beach. All three service locations were installed in public parking garages owned by the city and are there to serve community members and visitors alike.
CarCharging's service utilizes a Level II Coulomb Technologies EV fast charging station, which provides 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly refuel an electric vehicle's battery. The EV charging stations utilize the standard SAE J1772 connector.
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 keychain card also allows drivers to use charging locations on the ChargePoint Network, the largest national online network connecting EV drivers to EV charging stations. CarCharging also accepts direct payment via credit card.
Users can pinpoint EV charging station locations using the CarCharging map at http://www.carcharging.com. The ChargePoint mobile application for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry smartphones 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.