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Car Charging Group expands presence in California, US

ABR Staff Writer Published 04 April 2012

Car Charging Group (CCGI), a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, has opened a new office in San Jose, California, US, to expand its operations in the region.

The new California office will be led by the company's chief operating officer (COO) Ted Fagenson, who will oversee operations, which will include staff focused on local and regional sales, marketing and web and mobile development.

Car Charging Group chief executive officer Michael Farkas said California was the logical choice for expanding the company's operations as the state leads the nation in the number of EVs sold and on the road and availability of EV charging services.

"Californians have embraced the EV lifestyle and state governmental regulators have taken groundbreaking steps to reduce auto emissions," Farkas said.

"As a result of new rules passed by the California Air Resources Board in January 2012, one in seven new cars sold in California in 2025 must be an electric or other zero-emission vehicle."

Currently, the company provides EV charging services in Los Angeles, Oakland, Pasadena, San Francisco and Redondo Beach through partners including ACE Parking, Equity Residential and Forest City Enterprises.