updated 9/23/2010 5:15:25 AM ET 2010-09-23T09:15:25

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Sept. 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Car Charging Group Inc., (OTCBB:CCGI), an owner and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, was featured on CNN's "The Big Idea" segment today where President Andy Kinard discussed electric vehicle charging stations and demonstrated how the technology works.

The broadcast segment, titled "Charging Up Your Car," was hosted by CNN's correspondent Don Lemon who spoke to Kinard about public charging stations and the convenience of the locations of the charging unit. During the segment, Kinard demonstrated to Lemon how to use the Coulomb ChargePoint station and what applications to use to locate the Coulomb chargers. In addition, Kinard discussed the difference between a 110v and 220v charging station.

Stressing the convenience of public charging stations, Kinard explained, "What we do is we put these in places where cars are going to be standing anyway or we put them in places where you wouldn't mind killing an hour or two." Lemon added during the segment, "Such as a parking garage, maybe where you are getting your car washed, shopping center, where you're getting your car tuned up, etc." 

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About Car Charging Group, Inc.

Car Charging Group, Inc. is an owner and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with the mission to build-out a nationwide infrastructure, enabling EV and PHEV owners to charge their EVs anytime, anywhere.  As part of its strategy, the Company owns, provides, installs and maintains electric vehicle charging units and works with its landowner partners to identify appropriate locations for its charging stations.  The Company provides convenient, safe and affordable charging stations away from home in customer-friendly public locations, including municipalities, shopping malls and parking garages.

An estimated 40 million plug-in electric vehicles are predicted to be on the road by the year 2030. This estimate includes models from auto industry leaders, such as the Nissan Leaf, the GM Chevy Volt, the Fisker Karma, and the Tesla Model S. Car Charging Group, Inc. and other companies in the EV industry such as ECOtality and Better Place, realize the need to establish charging networks throughout the transportation infrastructure to provide easy access to charging stations everywhere drivers live and work.  By investing at the forefront of the electric car revolution, Car Charging Group, Inc. seeks to become the leading provider of electric car charging services.  The Company launched its operations nationally in September of 2009 and is expanding its operations internationally.

Car Charging Group, Inc. is based in Miami, Florida.  The Company's website can be viewed at www.carcharging.com .

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