updated 1/13/2011 8:17:37 AM ET 2011-01-13T13:17:37

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Andy Kinard, President of Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB:CCGI), an owner and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, was featured on "NewsEdge" in Washington, D.C., the evening television news program on WTTG-TV, an owned-and-operated television station of the Fox Broadcasting Company.

The segment, hosted by Roz Plater, focused on the first electric vehicle charging station installed in a residential building in Washington, D.C.

During the segment, Kinard presented an EV charging station, located at 425 Mass Apartments on Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. and demonstrated how easily residents of the building can charge electric vehicles using the station installed in the building's parking garage. Tesla Motors (Nasdaq:TSLA) provided their electric vehicle the Roadster for the segment. 

In addition, Kinard informed businesses on the benefits of installing an EV charging station, "It'll bring customers to you and then when they get here it's going to take them a couple of hours to get any useable amount of electricity so they'll walk around and spend money."

By investing at the forefront of the electric car revolution, Car Charging Group seeks to become the leading provider of electric car charging services. To view the segment, please visit http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/traffic/first-residential-car-charging-station-in-dc-011211 .

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, parking garages, multi family residential and commercial properties.

An estimated 40 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 by 2030. Car Charging Group and other companies in the EV industry realize the need to establish charging station networks throughout the transportation infrastructure to provide easy access to energy everywhere drivers live and work. By investing at the forefront of the electric car revolution, Car Charging Group 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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