CarCharging continues expansion of US network
The acquisition is CarCharging’s second this year, with Beam Charging’s 400 parking garages in New York City, and units in Boston, Washington and Philadelphie added to its network in February.
Acquiring EVPass from its Syracuse-based trust owner boosts the company’s coverage further, adding the Central New York Network of 68 charging stations and 14 destination locations to its portfolio. All of the EVPass charging posts are built by ChargePoint, based in California.
CarCharging inherits partnerships with shopping malls, higher education institutions, music and sprots venues and convention centres as part of the deal, as well as the New York State Energy Research And Dvelopment Authority grant to install stations further upstate.
Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging, said the acquisition was supporting a growing market: ‘Electric Vehicle sales continue to set records. March 2013 was the best month of sales ever for the Nissan LEAF, surpassing even Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's expectations, and Tesla's Model S sold more than any other EV.
‘We intend to support the EV market by expanding the availability of EV charging services, not only in New York, but throughout the country,’ he explained.