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Ribbon Cutting, Del Monte Shopping Center, Monterey
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Ribbon Cutting, Del Monte Shopping Center, Monterey

The ribbon cutting will take place on Tuesday, July 24 from 5pm to 6pm. The owner of Del Monte Shopping Center, is working on the press release and will get it to me once it's done. In the meantime, I would like to see EV members and their vehicles and a few dealers (e.g., Chevy Volt).

When: 7/24/2012
5pm to 6pm
Where: Del Monte Shopping Center
Monterey, California 
United States
Contact: Will Beckett
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Del Monte Shopping Center appreciates your involvement in the grand opening of 2 Coulomb charging stations next Tuesday, July 24 from 5-6 p.m.  

Here are some basic details of the event -  note arrival time for EVs. If you have some information about EVs to display, please bring it for the MBEVA table. Map showing location of chargers below. Grand Opening of 2 EV charging stations at Del Monte Center: 

4:30-4:45 p.m. EVs arrive and set up. The dealer-provided EVs will be staged next to the chargers (Volt and Nissan) and the others clustered around them.

5:00-5:30 p.m. – people mingle, talk to owners, and dealers about their EVs and munch light refreshments.              

5:30 p.m.  (approximately):-       

Welcome, comments – Jill Vivanco, General Manager,  introduces elected officials (Councilmember Nancy Selfridge, etc.) in audience and thanks EV owners as well as Cardinale Nissan and Butts Chevrolet for providing cars.o   EV owners: Kathy and Rick Corcoran Leaf and Volt; Will Beckett – Tesla provided by Ken Adelman; and Bob Gould(Volt) -        Importance of EV chargers to the City of Monterey and region – Kristi Markey, co-chair,  Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance & Chief of Staff for Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker.-       

Introduce Monterey Mayor Della Sala – Jill-        Mayor’s comments and then he says "let’s cut the gas hose!”-       

Mayor cuts gas hose with big shears (to be provided by Sharon)  o   Pose for other photos and answer media questions.  

5:45 – 6:00 p.m. – mingling continues and event concludes. 

press release: 

DEL MONTE SHOPPING CENTER CELEBRATES ADDITION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS                  Public Invited to Ribbon Cutting Ceremony July 24 at 5 p.m.  MONTEREY, Calif., July 12, 2012 -- Del Monte Shopping Center is celebrating the addition of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, July 24 at5 p.m.  The center has partnered with Car Charging Group and Ace Parking Management to bring the convenience of EV charging services to the Monterey Peninsula.             

"The City of Monterey commends Del Monte Shopping Center for its environmental leadership,” said Mayor Chuck Della Sala.  "Electric vehicle charging stations will power hybrid and electric vehicles that help reduce oil consumption and keep our air clean.”           

Mayor Della Sala will attend the ribbon cutting, along with President and CEO ofMonterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Jody Hansen and members of Monterey City Council.  The event will take place at the foot of the escalators near Yama Sushi Restaurant.             

Electric vehicles (EVs) on display will include the Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf provided by Cardinale Nissan, and Chevrolet Voltprovided by Butts Chevrolet.                       

The 675,000-square-foot Del Monte Shopping Center, located at Highway 1 and Munras Avenue, now has two charging stations available for use in the center parking lot located near the escalators in the north parking lot.  For more information on EV charging stations, visit  (continued)Del Monte Shopping Center Celebrates EV Charging Stations 2  About Del Monte Shopping Center   Opened in 1967, Del Monte Shopping Center is a Monterey landmark that features Whole Foods Market, Century Theatres, Macy's, Apple Store, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Coldwater Creek, H&M, Forever 21, Lucky Brand Jeans, Banana Republic, Chico's, White House│Black Market, and Victoria’s Secret, among others.  Restaurants include California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks, LALLA Grill, Yama Sushi Bar & Restaurant and a mix of locally-owned specialty shops in an outdoor garden setting.  For more information, please visit 

About Car Charging Group, Inc.  Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CCGI) is a pioneer in nationwide public EV charging services, enabling drivers to easily refuel anytime, anywhere throughout North America. CarCharging provides a comprehensive turnkey electric vehicle charging service to commercial and residential property owners. Employing the most advanced technology, CarCharging has built a robust, feature-rich network for EV charging. Headquartered in Miami Beach, FL with offices in San Jose, CA and Barcelona, Spain, CarCharging’s business model is designed to accelerate the adoption of public EV charging services. For more information about CarCharging, please visit 


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