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EV Connect Is First EV Charging Company to Offer a "Switchable Network Guarantee"

Guarantee Will Ensure Customers Avoid Network Lock-In and the Possibility of Stranded EV Charging Station Assets

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/05/14 -- EV Connect, provider of the world's most flexible electric vehicle (EV) charging station network and cloud-based management, integration and application platform, announced today that the company has launched the EV charging industry's first "Switchable Network Guarantee."

EV charge station networks provide management tools to operate chargers, including uptime monitoring, access and pricing management, reporting, and more.

EV Connect's Switchable Network Guarantee eliminates current market confusion caused by some EV charging companies' claims that their network is "open" -- when, in reality, they do not allow their customers the ability to switch network providers when their service contract expires. This guarantee further reinforces EV Connect's commitment to utilizing open EV charging technology standards, such as, the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP).

"By offering our customers the flexibility to switch network providers when their service contract expires, we're reducing the property owner's concerns regarding stranded assets, while at the same time ensuring that the facilities will always have access to the best and most cost-effective EV charging software and management services in the world," said Jordan Ramer, CEO of EV Connect.

"We wouldn't have used an EV charging network provider that would not allow us to switch among networks," said Cris B. Liban, Deputy Executive Officer for Environment, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. "Knowing that we won't have to replace chargers if we want to switch networks means our investment in EV charge stations are capable of delivering a high ROI."

About EV Connect

EV Connect™ makes the world's most flexible electric vehicle (EV) charging network and cloud-based management, integration, and application platform. This flexibility ensures that commercial and governmental customers get the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and the highest Return on Investment (ROI) from their EV charging investment. The company is also a complete one-stop shop for EV charging solutions, including procurement, project management, installation, ongoing management services, 24/7 driver support, and maintenance.

Established in 2009, EV Connect's customers include Marriott, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York Power Authority, and numerous municipalities. For more information please visit www.evconnect.com.

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