Central Parking Systems, now provides EV (electric vehicle) charging services from Car Charging Group at U.S. Steel Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

U.S. Steel Tower, at 600 Grant Street, is a 64-story Class “A” office building in the Central Business District of Pittsburgh. The property provides access to various service providers, restaurants, and retailers including PNC Bank, Au Bon Pain, and Starbucks. EV charging services are now available in the building’s 720-parking space garage.

Charge Point“Electric car sales continue to gain momentum,” said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. “EV sales in July 2013 were 260% greater than the July 2012 figures, and we are proud to continue our partnership with Central Parking and expand EV charging locations in major metropolitan areas.”

“Central Parking is committed to supporting tenants and visitors of U.S. Steel Tower in their efforts to go green,” said Bob Kohler of Central Parking. “Partnering with CarCharging to provide EV charging services does so, and at the same time, expands the amenity options available to our clients.”

The EV charging services provided at these locations will utilize Level II EV charging stations, which provide 240 volts with 32 amps of power to quickly recharge an electric vehicle’s battery. EV drivers can easily request CarCharging’s evCharge card online, and attach the small card to their keychain to initiate use and payment at these locations. CarCharging’s evCharge card also allows drivers to use charging locations on the ChargePoint Network, the largest national cloud-based network connecting EV drivers to EV charging stations. CarCharging’s EV charging stations also accept direct payment via credit card.