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USA: Car Charging Group Applauds New California Auto-Emission Standards

Mandates 1.4 Million Electric and Hybrid Vehicles on CA Roads by 2025

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan 31, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Car Charging Group, Inc. /quotes/zigman/4181752 CCGI +0.66% , a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services for drivers wherever they live, work and play, today praised the California Air Resources Board for passing sweeping auto-emission standards on Friday. The new rules require that one in seven new cars sold in the state in 2025 be an electric or other zero-emission vehicle and mandates a 75% reduction in smog-forming pollutants and a 34% reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions.

“California regulators should be praised for passing such groundbreaking auto-emission standards,” said Michael D. Farkas, Chief Executive Officer of Car Charging Group, Inc. “The state has long been a champion of the environment and these new standards build upon that commitment, encouraging consumers to purchase environmentally friendly EVs. We hope other states follow in California’s footsteps as the nation transitions to cleaner and more efficient means of transportation.”

About Car Charging Group, Inc.:

Car Charging Group, Inc. /quotes/zigman/4181752 CCGI +0.66% , headquartered in Miami, Florida, is the pioneer and one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of EV charging services. CCGI is building a nationwide EV service, enabling all types of EV to charge anytime, anywhere throughout North America and ultimately in many high growth global markets. CCGI has more than 30 strategic partnerships with municipalities, shopping malls, parking garages, multi-family residential and commercial properties totaling more than six (6) million parking spaces with all partner locations expected to have high numbers of EVs at their locations. CCGI provides a comprehensive turnkey solution for all property owners where we install and maintain the entire infrastructure. Our partners benefit by sharing in the revenue generated from the EV charging service while enhancing green initiatives throughout their business operations. More than one million plug-in electric vehicles, such as the Nissan LEAF, GM Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Tesla Model S, Ford Focus EV as well as many others, are expected to be on the road in the U.S. by 2015 with estimates calling for more than 40 million on the road worldwide in 2030. For more information about Car Charging Group, Inc., please visit .

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SOURCE: Car Charging Group, Inc.

CONTACT: Investor Relations and Media Contact:
For Car Charging Group, Inc.
Kevin S. Inda
Corporate Communications, Inc. (CCI)


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