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November 15, 2011

SemaConnect Partners with Mobile NOW to permit EV Charging payment by cell phone with the ChargePro™

 
 
 
ANNAPOLIS, Nov. 15, 2011SemaConnect, a leading developer and producer of smart networked electric vehicle charging stations and sophisticated EV station software and Mobile NOW, a leading provider of Pay by Cell parking services under the service name ParkNOW!, today announced the integration of SemaConnect’s ChargePro charging stations and ParkNOW!’s ability to pay for a charging session through an EV driver’s cell phone.

“We’re delivering a truly wireless experience for EV drivers by collaborating our ChargePro charging stations with ParkNOW!,” said Mahi Reddy, CEO of SemaConnect. “We’re making it simpler for electric vehicle drivers to recharge, and continuing to produce the best quality products and services through our innovative partnerships.”

ParkNOW! EV Charging permits drivers to pay for a charging session with a cell phone using a smartphone app, text messaging or voice response calls. This approach reduces the need for traditional payment methods at the EV charger itself making it less expensive, more reliable and easier to install.
“Two such advanced products, electric vehicle charging and cell phone payments – fit perfectly together. Thanks to ParkNOW! EV Charging, parking facility owners and operators can begin to offer their customers EV charging services with nothing required except a charger and a place to install it,” said Krista Altok Tassa, President of Mobile NOW.
SemaConnect and Mobile NOW’s partnership aims to make charging more convenient for all EV drivers.  Now, drivers can charge their electric cars while they shop, dine, or entertain themselves in a variety of commercial and retail locations in major metropolitan areas, without worrying about having a specific charging pass or using a credit card machine.
Specifically designed for commercial-grade applications, SemaConnect’s ChargePro Charging Station is a sleek, compact charging unit that is easily installed and integrated into developing and existing facilities at multifamily, office, retail, fleet and municipal parking locations.
This intelligent, network-based EV charging system features:
·         Pay by Cell Phone – for easy open charging.
·         Smart Grid Integration – for easy energy metering and demand response.
·         Automatic billing/payment system – for easy revenue generation.
·         Easy Installation – use our turnkey solution or your own contractor.
About Mobile NOW, LLC.
Mobile NOW is a world pioneer and leading provider of cell phone and other cashless payment methods for the parking industry, operating on three continents under the service name ParkNOW!. In addition to enabling virtual payment and collection options, the ParkNOW! parking system offers full enforcement, management and reporting capabilities. Mobile NOW’s corporate office is in Rockville, MD. For more information, visit the ParkNOW! website.
About SemaConnect, Inc.
SemaConnect is a leading provider of electric vehicle charging stations and sophisticated software for station owners and electric vehicle drivers. Our ChargePro Charging Stations utilize CDMA and Zigbee Wireless technology and offer advanced features such as smart-grid integration, RFID card authentication, sustainability reporting and more. To purchase your charging station, contact us at (410) 384 – 4223, or visit www.SemaConnect.com. Follow us on Twitter @Sema_Connect and learn more about EV infrastructure on our YouTube Channel, SemaConnect.
Media Contact for Mobile NOW:
Krista Tassa
(917) 744-2765
Media Contact for SemaConnect:
Naly Yang
Phone: (410) 384-4223

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