Choice Hotels Selects NovaCHARGE As Qualified Vendor For Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

TAMPA, FL, April 25, 2018 – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced that it has selected NovaCHARGE as a Qualified Vendor for providing Choice Hotels properties with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions. Choice Hotels franchises over 6,800 hotels representing more than 500,000 rooms worldwide through its12unique brands, including Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria Hotels, Comfort, Sleep Inn, Quality, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, WoodSpring Suites, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn.

“NovaCHARGE is a tremendous addition to our Qualified Vendor Program,” said Rick Summa, vice president of Procurement Services for Choice Hotels. “At Choice Hotels, we are consistently looking for ways to boost value for our hotel owners, their employees and guests. Installing EV charging systems will offer Choice Hotels properties the ability to deliver an added amenity, while supporting Choice’s Room to be Green sustainability initiatives.”

As a premier provider of EV charging infrastructure for Choice Hotels, NovaCHARGE will be offering customized EV charging units to conveniently and visibly promote each unique hotel brand to its employees and guests. NovaCHARGE’s flexible business models will allow hotel management to offer a wide range of for-pay, valet or complimentary EV charging services, while differentiating itself.

“Similar to the deployment of Wi-Fi, EV charging technology will draw tech-savvy customers who want the peace of mind to charge their EV’s overnight, while staying in a safe and comfortable location,” said Helda Rodriguez, president of NovaCHARGE. “Providing EV charging as a valuable new amenity to attract this new customer segment also promotes a positive statement about each hotel’s commitment to sustainability and clean transportation. We are truly looking forward to working with Choice Hotels and its franchisees.”

NovaCHARGE will be kicking off this new relationship at the annual Choice Hotels convention in Las Vegas, to be held May 1-3, 2018.

About CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL:
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world’s largest hotel companies. With over 6,800 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe, and as of February 1, 2018, more than 1,000 hotels were in its development pipeline. Our company’s Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® Hotels, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, WoodSpring Suites®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests’ needs. With more than 35 million members, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join.  All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.

About NovaCHARGE, LLC:
NovaCHARGE, LLC was founded in 2008 to address the growing need for a next-generation EV charging infrastructure. As a national leading provider of networked and non-networked EV charging solutions, NovaCHARGE has the broadest experience of any EV equipment provider in the hospitality and tourism markets. Headquartered in Florida, NovaCHARGE is a Certified Minority/Woman owned business. For more information, please visit www.NovaCHARGE.net.

 

 

NovaCHARGE NC-5000 Chargers Hard at Work as Tampa Downtowner Celebrates 6 Month Service Mark

TAMPA, FL – April 20, 2017 – NovaCHARGE LLC, a leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, deployed their NC-5000 chargers with the Tampa Downtowner, a free electric shuttle service, when it launched October 20, 2016. Since that time, the NC-5000 chargers have been kept busy, charging approximately 96 hours a day, collectively.

“We were absolutely thrilled to be able to provide our EV solutions to Tampa Downtowner,” said Helda Rodriguez, President of NovaCHARGE. “As a Tampa native, I am so very proud of my home town for supporting clean transportation initiatives through this free electric shuttle service.”
Tampa Downtowner has 12 electric shuttles, and has served 82,076 passengers, driving 97,440 miles in the six months it has been in service. A recent Downtowner survey shows that riders use the service for work commute, errands and leisure activities.

“We are beyond pleased with the success of the Tampa Downtowner service,” said Karen Kress, Director of Transportation and Planning, Tampa Downtown Partnership. “We have had an overwhelming response to this service, which makes it very important to ensure our shuttles are charged and ready to respond when needed.”

NC-5000 chargers feature a rugged housing and a hardened rubber charging connector, making it an ideal solution for outdoor applications, like that of the Tampa Downtowner service. Built for reliability and heavy usage, these high-performance units sport a compact design and fully customizable front panel, enabling businesses to showcase their branding.

The Tampa Downtowner service was launched by the Tampa Downtown Partnership. The service provides free transportation throughout Tampa’s downtown area, spanning from the north end of Harbour Island to Interstate 275, and from the University of Tampa area to the Channel District. This service is on-demand and point-to-point. Rides can be requested through the Downtowner app, or hailed on the street.

About NovaCHARGE, LLC:
NovaCHARGE, LLC was founded in 2008 to address the need for a next-generation electric vehicle (E/V) charging infrastructure. As a leading provider of E/V networked and non-networked charging solutions, NovaCHARGE is dedicated to enabling a better environment for future generations by supporting a zero-emission transportation infrastructure, offering convenient, affordable, grid-friendly charging stations that enable access across both public and private locations. NovaCHARGE is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and is a Certified Minority/Woman owned business. For more information, please visit www.NovaCHARGE.net.

About the Tampa Downtown Partnership:
Tampa Downtown Partnership is a private, membership based not-for-profit 501(c)6 comprised of companies, organizations and individuals with a common goal of advancing Tampa’s Downtown. Through an annual contract with the City of Tampa, Tampa Downtown Partnership administers the Special Services District. In addition to Tampa’s Downtown Guides and Clean Team, Tampa Downtown Partnership serves downtown through marketing, business development, transportation, advocacy, public space activation, planning and beautification.

NovaCharge Launches NC-5000 Family of Commercial and Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

NC-5000OLDSMAR, FL – August 2, 2016 – NovaCharge LLC, a leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, today announced the general availability of the NovaCharger NC-5000 series of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

The NC-5000 series boasts a sophisticated, compact design, and features a customizable front panel enabling businesses to showcase their brand to its customers and employees. This level-2 EV charger features a rugged housing and a hardened rubber charging gun making the unit ideal for all weather environments. The NC-5000 line is built for heavy usage, and is available in both wall and pole mount configurations.

“This product launch serves as a tremendous milestone for NovaCharge,” said Helda Rodriguez, President of NovaCharge. “The NC-5000 line is the perfect solution for businesses, hotels and similar organizations wanting to offer complimentary charging as an amenity to their customers and employees. It is also a differentiator, allowing businesses to brand these chargers, while promoting their commitment to environmental sustainability.”

These high performance stations rival competitive models, at a fraction of the cost. The NC-5000 line has been installed at a wide variety of customer locations throughout the U.S. over the past year.

Most recently, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) selected the NC-5000 charging stations, installing four units in their short term parking lot allowing customers and travelers with EVs to easily recharge their cars. The EV charging stations are complimentary for SRQ customers parking an electric vehicle in the short term lot.

“We selected the NC-5000 due its compact design and the ability to customize it to include SRQ branding,” said Rick Piccolo, SRQ’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Providing these charging stations further supports our initiatives in integrating sustainability throughout the airport while offering our customers a stress free travel experience.”


About NovaCharge, LLC:
NovaCharge, LLC was founded in 2008 to address the need for a next-generation electric vehicle (E/V) charging infrastructure. As a leading provider of E/V networked and non-networked charging solutions, NovaCharge is dedicated to enabling a better environment for future generations by supporting a zero-emission transportation infrastructure, offering convenient, affordable, grid-friendly charging stations that enable access across both public and private locations. NovaCharge is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and is a Certified Minority/Woman owned business.

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NovaCharge Selected as Equipment and Integration Partner for North Florida TPO and JEA ChargeWell Program

OLDSMAR, FL – November 18, 2015 – NovaCharge LLC, a leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, has been selected by the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and JEA to provide equipment and integration services for the ChargeWell program, a new electric vehicle charging station network available to the public throughout the Jacksonville, Florida area.

In partnership with JEA, North Florida TPO has invested $300,000 to provide ChargeWell branded charging stations in JEA’s service territory. Currently, 27 sites have been selected for this program, all to be installed and integrated by NovaCharge.

ChargeWell Unit“We are honored to have been selected by the TPO and JEA in the roll out of the new ChargeWell program,” said Helda Rodriguez, NovaCharge president. “NovaCharge prides itself as an innovator and thought leader in EV charging solutions. We look forward to working with JEA and the selected sites to roll out the ChargeWell Network throughout the Jacksonville area.”

“We are looking forward to working with NovaCharge on the new ChargeWell initiative,” said Peter King, program manager, customer solutions, JEA.

The initial 27 site network in Jacksonville is only the beginning. In the future, the TPO will work with other utility companies to expand the ChargeWell network and provide electric vehicle drivers more opportunities to charge up in the region.

“We are excited to be working with NovaCharge on the launch of the ChargeWell network,” said Jeff Sheffield, executive director, North Florida TPO. “Expanding the EV network infrastructure promotes confidence within potential auto buyers. This is critical in promoting the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.”

About NovaCharge, LLC:
NovaCharge, LLC was founded in 2008 to address the need for a next-generation electric vehicle (E/V) charging infrastructure. As a leading provider of E/V networked and non-networked charging solutions, NovaCharge is dedicated to enabling a better environment for future generations by supporting a zero-emission transportation infrastructure, offering convenient, affordable, grid-friendly charging stations that enable access across both public and private locations. NovaCharge is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and is a Certified Minority/Woman owned business.

University of Central Florida’s First Electric Vehicle Fast Charger Opens in Cocoa — Grand Opening and Ride and Drive Announced

COCOA, Fla., March 16, 2015 – Electric Vehicle drivers now have a place to charge up on the Space Coast in Cocoa. Located just two miles off State Road 528, otherwise known as the “Beachline,”—a main artery connecting Orlando to the Space Coast —the University of Central Florida’s Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is now home to a Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger and a dual Level 2 charger.

The grand opening of UCF’s re-charging facility at FSEC is scheduled for Friday, March 20 at 11 a.m. Nissan will be offering a Ride & Drive for the all-electric Nissan LEAF® from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A variety of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will also be on display. The public is invited to attend and participate in this special event.

Donated by Nissan North America, and provided by NovaCharge, a leading provider and integrator of EV charging solutions nationwide, the DC Fast Charger is a first for UCF, as well as the City of Cocoa.

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Temple Terrace Installs First Multi-Standard EV Charging Station

TEMPLE TERRACE, FL. – The fastest electric-vehicle charging station in Hillsborough County has been installed in Temple Terrace, allowing motorists to “charge up” in a matter of minutes. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. at the site of the charging station, located in the HART Park and Ride lot next to Temple Terrace City Hall, 11250 N. 56th St. Mayor Frank Chillura, members of the City Council and many other special guests will attend. The public is invited as well.

Electric vehicles are rapidly becoming more popular across the country, and as their popularity grows, EV charging stations are springing up to recharge them. Several Level II charging stations have been installed in Hillsborough County, but Temple Terrace boasts the first multi-standard Fast Charging station in the county. This Fast Charger can provide a full charge in 30 minutes or less, officials said.

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