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Blink Charging and Veris Residential to Offer Haus25 Residents in New Jersey Access to State-of-the-Art EV Charging Stations

September 12, 2022

Blink Charging and Veris Residential to Offer Haus25 Residents in New Jersey Access to State-of-the-Art EV Charging Stations

 

Sustainability-Focused Luxury Apartment Building will be Equipped with 24 EV Charging Ports

 

 

Miami Beach, Fla. & Jersey City, N.J., Sept. 12, 2022  — Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink”), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, and Veris Residential, Inc., a forward-thinking, environmentally and socially conscious REIT that primarily owns, operates, acquires, and develops Class A multifamily properties, today announced the deployment of 24 of Blink’s EV charging ports at Veris Residential’s newly-built, sustainability-focused, luxury apartment high-rise Haus25, located at 25 Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City, NJ.

“Most EV drivers want to be able to charge their EV’s where they live and Veris Residential is helping them do just that,” said Brendan Jones, president at Blink Charging. “We are honored to work with Veris Residential to provide a valuable service to their residents and look forward to our continued relationship with them to bring more EV charging stations to other Veris Residential sites.”

As the only complete, end-to-end global EV charging provider, delivering advanced technology solutions for all EV customers—including consumers, fleets, businesses, retailers, developers, and municipalities—Blink’s unique owner-operator model provides customers and partners with industry-leading charging stations for every location and a 360-degree solution that they can rely on in a rapidly evolving market. By partnering with Blink to provide Haus25 residents with access to EV charging ports, Veris Residential is supporting its mission of being a responsible, sustainable, inclusive, and equitable member of the built environment.

“Veris Residential is thrilled to cooperate with Blink, an innovative provider of fast and effective EV charging solutions, as we continue to redefine environmentally-friendly living,” said Karen Cusmano, Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainability and ESG at Veris Residential. “As the first U.S. real estate company to sign the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative and commit to installing EV charging across our portfolio by 2030, partnering with Blink to bring these stations to Haus25 takes us one step closer to achieving our goal of increasing EV charging capacity for our residents.”

While studies have shown that up to 85% of EV charging happens at home, to date, a limited number of apartments and condominiums have offered such access to their residents. In light of the potential of providing EV charging to the estimated 80 million Americans currently living in multiunit buildings, Blink is seeking to meet a need desired by EV drivers while helping to move the U.S. forward in its decarbonization goals. Specifically, by offering the most flexibility in the industry, Blink’s personalized and strategic business models allow customers to achieve their goals, whether that means owning, partnering with, or hosting their charging infrastructure.

To this end, Blink has installed 12 IQ 200 dual chargers at Haus25, providing 24 charging ports for residents and visitors of the complex. Blink IQ 200, the fastest Level 2 AC charging station available, produces 80 amps of output that provide approximately 65 miles of charge per hour and is compatible with any battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle. When fully implemented at Haus25, the building will deliver yet another best-in-class amenity that meets the environmentally conscious lifestyle preferences for today’s residents, as well as standards required to achieve LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Additional sustainable amenities featured at Haus25 include: SOURCE hydropanels, which use solar technology to harness water in the air; WaterSense labeled fixtures, which maximize water flow efficiency; bioretention swales, to collect runoff water and percolate the soil; and energy efficient power units which convert natural gas into electricity and heat while also providing on-site generation. The building is also completely smoke-free, uses enhanced indoor air quality measures, offers more than 37,000 square feet of garden and outdoor spaces and provides residents with access to Logical Buildings’ app that shares real-time energy usage and carbon footprint data to improve efficiency.

INF Associates, a turnkey EVSE installer and energy consultant, worked with Blink and Veris Residential to execute the installation of the IQ 200 chargers—capturing incentives for Veris Residential through PSE&G’s Clean Energy Future – Electric Vehicle (EV) Program and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities MUD grants—funding that was instrumental in developing an EVSE strategy for Haus25 and its residents.

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About Blink Charging

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has deployed over 51,000 charging ports across 25 countries, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of Blink’s charging locations worldwide. Blink’s principal line of products and services includes the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including SemaConnect, Blue Corner and BlueLA. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to rise to 10 million vehicles by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, Blink has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs. For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/.

About Veris Residential, Inc.

Veris Residential, Inc. is a forward-thinking, environmentally- and socially-conscious real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily owns, operates, acquires, and develops holistically-inspired, Class A multifamily properties that meet the sustainability-conscious lifestyle needs of today’s residents while seeking to positively impact the communities it serves and the planet at large. The company is guided by an experienced management team and Board of Directors and is underpinned by leading corporate governance principles, a best-in-class and sustainable approach to operations, and an inclusive culture based on equality and meritocratic empowerment. For additional information on Veris Residential, Inc. and our properties available for lease, please visit verisresidential.com.

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Gasthalter & Co.
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veris-residential@gasthalter.com

Beam Global Receives Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award

September 07, 2022

 

Beam Global Receives Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award

Beam Global wins for Flying on Sunshine world record, proving zero emissions aviation is here

 

 

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 07, 2022 — Beam Global, (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media, announced receiving the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award from the Business Intelligence Group in the 2022 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

Beam Global set the world record for the longest flight in a production electric aircraft powered by off-grid, renewable solar energy, proving zero emissions aviation is here.

Starting in Fresno, the Pipistrel Alpha Electro aircraft flew across Central California with stops in Madera, Merced, Modesto and Lodi before following the same flight path back to Fresno. Beam Global partnered with Pilot Joseph Oldham, Founder and CEO of New Vision Aviation, to make the trip possible. EV ARC™ electric vehicle charging equipment was rapidly deployed at several airports, and in some cases relocated during the record breaking effort, to support the multi-leg flight, demonstrating that airports can support the electrification of aviation without construction, electrical work or large utility charges.

“This historic world record marked the start of a new chapter for zero emissions aviation while breaking down the barriers to rapid adoption of commercially available clean aircraft. Our products make airport charging infrastructure available now, ushering in a new level of aviation access for rural and suburban denizens,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “There are around twenty thousand public and private airports across the U.S. and we want to make clean, impact free charging infrastructure available to all of them.”

“We are proud to reward and recognize Beam Global for their sustainability efforts,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”

“I’m thrilled Beam Global was recognized for our record-setting flight. It was a defining milestone for sustainable aviation and for establishing the Central Valley as a forward-thinking region for propelling the electrification of aviation ahead at an accelerated pace,” said Pilot Joseph Oldham, Founder and CEO of New Vision Aviation. “Our goal with this accomplishment was to raise awareness of the urgent need for more clean transportation options—and show the world that it is possible.”

Non-profit New Vision Aviation sees California’s Central Valley as an emerging innovation hub for the electrification of aviation and oversees educational programs for disadvantaged youth to inspire and train them for careers in clean aviation.

Currently, 61% of electricity from the grid in the U.S. is sourced from fossil fuels and 29% of greenhouse gas emissions comes from the transportation sector according to a U.S. EPA report on Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. As the momentum behind the electrification of transportation continues to grow globally, this world record highlights the coming renewable revolution of air travel ushering in a new era of clean transportation.

About Beam Global

Beam Global is a clean technology leader providing innovative, sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media. Core platforms include Beam EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® sustainable EV charging systems, Beam AllCell™ high-performance energy storage solutions, energy resiliency and disaster preparedness products and a deep patent library.

Beam EV ARC™ EV charging infrastructure systems support any quality brand EV charging service equipment, and Beam AllCell™ battery solutions power micro-mobility, terrestrial EVs, aviation, maritime and recreational vehicles as well as stationery and energy-security platforms.

Beam develops, patents, designs, engineers and manufactures unique and advanced clean mobility solutions that protect the environment, save customers time and money, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego and Chicago, the company produces Made-in-America products with the mission to Lead the World to Clean Mobility. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW. For more information visit BeamForAll.com, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

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This Beam Global Press Release may contain forward-looking statements. All statements in this Press Release other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. These statements relate to future events or future results of operations, including, but not limited to the following statements: statements regarding the proposed acquisition, its expected benefits, the acquisition’s anticipated timing, and the anticipated future financial performance as a result of the acquisition. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause Beam Global’s actual results to be materially different from these forward-looking statements. There can be no assurances that the proposed acquisition of AllCell will be completed. Except to the extent required by law, Beam Global expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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Beam Global Receives Multi-Million Dollar Battery Module Order from UgoWork

August 31, 2022

Beam Global Receives Multi-Million Dollar Battery Module Order from UgoWork

 

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 30, 2022 — Beam Global, (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media, announced a multi-million dollar battery module order to power UgoWork™ energy as a service solutions. The battery modules include Beam’s patented thermal management technology for superior safety, higher energy density, broader operating temperature range and longer life. UgoWork is a Canadian company focused on sustainable energy solutions for the material handling industry.

“We provide the most advanced, cost-efficient and proven energy management program in the material handling industry. To achieve this level of excellence, we use Beam Global AllCell energy storage solutions in select UgoWork products due to their industry leading safety, energy density and power density,” said Philippe Beauchamp, CEO at UgoWork. “Reducing the supply-chain carbon footprint is a mission here at UgoWork, and high energy density power helps our customers improve operating efficiency while reducing green-house gas emissions.”

Beam Global AllCell™ energy storage solutions use patented PCC™ technology that enables more power in a smaller, lighter battery. The advanced thermal management capabilities of PCC™ technology also mitigate thermal propagation, delivering superior safety and the ability to operate efficiently in hot and cold environments. The 24V, 36V and 48V UgoWork solutions combine high energy density with ultra-fast charging to keep electric material handling equipment like forklifts, reach trucks, pallet jacks and order pickers operating 24/7.

“Electrification and robotics in factories, warehouses and industrial settings is making organizations cleaner, safer and more efficient. Beam AllCell energy storage solutions are the ideal choice for the superior performance that UgoWork demands and delivers,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “Industrial automation and electrification are accelerating, driving increased opportunities for our storage solutions across a broad range of industries.”

Industrial automation and industrial electrification are key trends shaping the global energy transition. According to McKinsey, multiple factors are contributing to the rise of electrification including cost reduction opportunities and a regulatory environment which is increasingly mandating zero emissions operations.

About Beam Global

Beam Global is a clean technology leader providing innovative, sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media. Core platforms include Beam EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® sustainable EV charging systems, Beam AllCell™ high-performance energy storage solutions, energy resiliency and disaster preparedness products and a deep patent library.

Beam EV ARC™ EV charging infrastructure systems support any quality brand EV charging service equipment, and Beam AllCell™ battery solutions power micro-mobility, terrestrial EVs, aviation, maritime and recreational vehicles as well as stationery and energy-security platforms.

Beam develops, patents, designs, engineers and manufactures unique and advanced clean mobility solutions that protect the environment, save customers time and money, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego and Chicago, the company produces Made-in-America products with the mission to Lead the World to Clean Mobility. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW. For more information visit BeamForAll.com, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

About UgoWork

UgoWork develops, manufactures, and distributes innovative connected lithium-ion battery solutions for industrial vehicles. Its Energy as a Service (EaaS) subscription model reduces upfront costs for faster deployment and provides customers access to the latest lithium-ion technology, software suite and best-in-class support with maintenance and technology updates. The company leverages telemetry to proactively help its clients solve operational challenges through accessible pay-per-use plans. With millions of kWh delivered and no personnel safety incidents, UgoWork’s lithium-ion offering is proven, flexible and safe. UgoWork’s products and energy solutions cater to industrial vehicles operating in the food and beverage, manufacturing, transportation, and distribution sectors.

Based in Quebec, Canada, the company offers its solutions across North America to many fortune 500 companies. Visit ugowork.com.

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This Beam Global Press Release may contain forward-looking statements. All statements in this Press Release other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. These statements relate to future events or future results of operations, including, but not limited to the following statements: statements regarding the proposed acquisition, its expected benefits, the acquisition’s anticipated timing, and the anticipated future financial performance as a result of the acquisition. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause Beam Global’s actual results to be materially different from these forward-looking statements. There can be no assurances that the proposed acquisition of AllCell will be completed. Except to the extent required by law, Beam Global expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.


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Endera Deploys First Electric Shuttles at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Partnership with ACE Parking

August 18, 2022

Endera Deploys First Electric Shuttles at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Partnership with ACE Parking

 

PHOENIX, AZ [August 18, 2022] –  Endera, a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and software solutions, announced the delivery of their fully electric Endera shuttles to ACE Parking for use at the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. As part of Sky Harbor International Airport’s parking operations, these will be the first fully electric shuttles deployed as circulator shuttles at the airport.

Endera Electric Shuttles for ACE Parking at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

 

ACE parking has been the manager of operations at Sky Harbor International Airport for the past 20 years and recently renewed its contract with the airport for another 10 years, including a provision requiring the incorporation of electric shuttle buses. ACE turned to Endera, who has a proven track record of delivering all-electric vehicles at off-airport parking facilities and commercial office campus facilities.

 

“ACE is proud to deliver for our customer Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport their first all-electric shuttles which will serve the traveling public of Phoenix with zero emissions moving forward.  Where many companies have been talking and promising an electric future, ACE has been pioneering and actually delivering for our airport customers over the past three years, and will continue to do so for many years to come.” said Steve Burton, President ACE Parking.

 

“Using AI-driven telematics and safety technology, the Endera shuttle buses being used at Sky Harbor Airport are technologically advanced. We were able to help ACE Parking and Sky Harbor Airport accomplish their sustainability goals and show a compelling reduction in energy and maintenance costs for these vehicles,” said John Walsh, CEO of Endera. “The vehicles and their technology are revolutionizing the way fleets are managed at airports, hospitals, universities, and any other application where high occupancy vehicles are utilized. Our smart technology coupled with the resulting efficiency saves fleet operators precious financial and energy resources.”

 

Endera’s all-electric buses use a lightweight composite body that maximizes range efficiency achieving up to 130 miles of range on a fully-packed 26 passenger bus with charging capability in as little as two hours and 15 minutes, making it the most efficient shuttle of its size on the market in the US. Additionally, these shuttles feature Endera’s cutting-edge smart technology to automate records and reporting, as well as provide a new dispatching console for their management team to carry out operations.

 

About Endera

Endera is a technology company, specializing in smart electric commercial vehicles, charging stations and software solutions. As an end-to-end electric commercial vehicle supplier, Endera provides vehicle design and technology. Made in America, Endera delivers one of the lowest total costs of ownership over other commercial electric vehicles and provides sustainable solutions that rival its fossil fuel counterparts in price, technology, longevity, profitability and service. To learn more, visit www.enderamotors.com.

 

About ACE Parking

ACE Parking is a privately held and family-owned company that offers a wide range of services including mobility solutions, municipality and transportation in over 500 locations across America. Based in Southern California, ACE brings over 70 years of expertise to a diverse range of clients both public and private. www.aceparking.com

 

Media Contact

Domenique Sciuto (307) 302-9110 or domenique@enderacorp.com

EVgo and Delta Electronics Announce Strategic Collaboration to Advance Nationwide Access to EV Charging

August 11, 2022

EVgo and Delta Electronics Announce Strategic Collaboration to Advance Nationwide Access to EV Charging

 

New supply agreement will mitigate supply chain risk and support fast charging deployment targets

 

 

LOS ANGELES—-EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ: EVGO) (EVgo), the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced that it has entered into a new supply agreement with Delta Electronics, a global provider of power and energy management solutions and leader in EV charging solutions. Under the agreement, Delta will supply EVgo with 1,000 fast chargers with up to 350kW power output, which supports EVgo’s recently announced project with General Motors (GM) and Pilot Company, as well as other EVgo eXtend and fleet projects and expansions to EVgo’s owned and operated charging network.

“EVgo is dedicated to making EV charging convenient and reliable for all, which makes it critical that our network is comprised of high-quality chargers backed by a track record of innovation, reliability and technology leadership”

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“EVgo is dedicated to making EV charging convenient and reliable for all, which makes it critical that our network is comprised of high-quality chargers backed by a track record of innovation, reliability and technology leadership,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “EVgo and Delta share a reputation as industry first-movers and this collaboration will showcase our complementary strengths and expertise, while supporting EVgo’s momentum and deployment targets to expand access to world-class EV charging experiences across the U.S.”

“For over 50 years, Delta has been leveraging its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics to provide energy-saving solutions capable of nurturing megatrends that support sustainability. Our e-mobility track record includes not only having shipped over one million EV chargers to our worldwide customers but also long-term cooperation with world-class EV manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia. We are excited to partner with a leader like EVgo, especially as the United States aims for rapid growth in e-mobility,” said Kelvin Huang, President of Delta Electronics Americas Region.

Founded in 1971, Delta Electronics brings decades of experience in power and energy management solutions, guided under its corporate mission “to provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow.” Delta operates approximately 200 facilities worldwide, including manufacturing, sales, and R&D centers. With strong system integration capabilities, the company offers a broad spectrum of smart green solutions across EV charging, industrial automation and smart manufacturing, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart factories and sustainable cities. The Delta units for EVgo will primarily consist of 350 kW EV chargers with a power-sharing functionality.

For more information on the locations of fast chargers within EVgo’s charging network, visit www.evgo.com. For more information about Delta Electronics, please visit www.delta-americas.com.

About EVgo

EVgo (Nasdaq: EVGO) is the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles. As of the end of the second quarter 2022, with more than 850 charging locations, EVgo’s owned and operated charging network serves over 60 metropolitan areas across more than 30 states and approximately 444,000 customer accounts. Founded in 2010, EVgo leads the way on transportation electrification, partnering with automakers; fleet and rideshare operators; retail hosts such as hotels, shopping centers, gas stations and parking lot operators; and other stakeholders to deploy advanced charging technology to expand network availability and make it easier for drivers across the U.S. to enjoy the benefits of driving an EV. As a charging technology first mover, EVgo works closely with business and government leaders to accelerate the ubiquitous adoption of EVs by providing a reliable and convenient charging experience close to where drivers live, work and play, whether for a daily commute or a commercial fleet.

About Delta Electronics

Delta Electronics, founded in 1971, is a global leader in switching power supplies and energy management products with a thriving portfolio of smart energy-saving systems and solutions in the fields of industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart manufacturing and sustainable cities. As a world-class corporate citizen guided by its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” Delta leverages its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and its CSR-embedded business model to address key environmental issues, such as climate change. Delta serves customers through its sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing facilities spread over close to 200 locations across five continents.

Throughout its history, Delta Electronics received various global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to CSR. Since 2011, Delta has been listed on the DJSI World Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ Indices (DJSI) for 11 consecutive years. In 2021, Delta was also recognized by CDP with leadership level ratings for its substantial contribution to climate change and water security issues and named Supplier Engagement Leader for its continuous development of a sustainable value chain.

Contacts

EVgo
For Investors:
Ted Brooks, VP of Investor Relations
investors@evgo.com
310-954-2943

For Media:
press@evgo.com

Delta Electronics Americas Region
Adrian Sferle
Marketing & Communications Manager
adrian.sferle@deltaww.com
+1-510-945-7285

ParkMobile Partners with Village of University Park, Illinois, to Offer Contactless Parking for Chicago Commuters and Visitors

August 08, 2022

 

 

 

ParkMobile Partners with Village of University Park, Illinois, to Offer Contactless Parking for Chicago Commuters and Visitors

 

 

Metra riders are now able to use ParkMobile to pay for daily parking and to reserve a monthly permit.

 

 

University Park, IL – August 8, 2022 —ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced a new partnership with The Village of University Park, IL, allowing Metra riders to pay for parking on their mobile devices at over 600 parking spaces. Through the partnership, commuters to the Chicago area are now able to pay for daily parking or purchase monthly parking passes at the University Park Metra.

“Our partnership with ParkMobile comes at a perfect time as people begin returning to the office and are traveling into the city more often,” said Elizabeth Scott, Village Manager. “People love the convenience of paying for parking by phone, and we’re excited to offer them this service to make it easier to get around”

ParkMobile has a strong presence in Illinois with over 275,000 users in the state. The app is available at Chicago Parks District locations, and at dozens of other transit parking locations throughout the Chicagoland area including Aurora, Glencoe, Homewood, and more.

ParkMobile has over 37 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, or can also be accessed on a mobile web browser. To pay for daily parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session on their mobile device. Additionally, the reservations feature of the app can be used to purchase monthly permits for commuters.

“We’ve seen great success working with likeminded villages, so we look forward to welcoming University Park to the ParkMobile family,” says Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “Together, we’ll provide a seamless experience for locals using the Metra.”

About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

 

ParkMobile Contact: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

 

The Village of University Park Contact: Elizabeth Scott, Village Manager,

escott@university-park-il.com

 

Laney Solutions Announces New Career Center For Candidates

August 02, 2022

 

Laney Solutions Announces New Career Center For Candidates

 

Laney Solutions Launches New Section Of Website To Provide Exceptional Candidate Experience And Expert Career Management Advice.

 

DENVER, CO, July 28, 2022 – Laney Solutions, the premier executive search firm focused exclusively on recruitment services for the parking industry, announced today the launch of a new Candidate Career Center on its website at LaneySolutions.com. The Career Center was launched to provide candidates with in-depth resources for interviewing and career management through a series of eBooks, guides, videos and more.

“With the pandemic now behind us, the parking industry, like many other industries, is in the midst of the Great Resignation and Great Reshuffle. Today, the industry finds itself in a candidate driven market, where the candidate experience is more critical than ever,” said Kathleen Laney, President of Laney Solutions. “In today’s talent landscape giving a candidate the best possible experience is crucial for both attracting and hiring top tier parking talent. Competition for talent is extremely fierce, and following our rebrand last year, it was a natural next step for us to bring this resource to the industry. We launched the Career Center to assure that our candidates not only have the tools and resources they need to excel in their career, but to provide an exceptional and positive candidate experience on behalf of our clients we work with in the parking industry,” Kathleen added.

The new Career Center currently hosts a series of guides, ebooks and videos that share best practices and insights to support candidates with interview preparation, career management, resume writing, transitioning to a new role or job, onboarding and more. New and additional resources will be added to the Career Center and made available to Candidates on an ongoing basis.

For more information, visit LaneySolutions.com.

About Laney Solutions

Laney Solutions is the leading recruiting firm for the parking industry. Since 2014, parking industry employers have turned to Laney Solutions when they need top-tier parking talent for management, experienced sales professionals, and executive level placements. For questions or inquiries, please contact Kathleen Laney at kathleen@laneysolutions.com or visit LaneySolutions.com.

Blink Charging Provides Greater EV Charging Access to the Township of Winslow, New Jersey

July 21, 2022

 

Blink Charging Provides Greater EV Charging Access to the Township of Winslow, New Jersey

 

 

Level 2 fast chargers have been installed in five locations, providing greater access and reliability for EV drivers

Miami Beach, Fla., July 21, 2022 — Blink Charging Company (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink”), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced it has entered into an agreement with the Township of Winslow, N.J. to deploy five Blink IQ 200 dual port fast Level 2 EV chargers to be installed, providing 10 charging ports. The Township of Winslow will own and operate all the new EV chargers.

The chargers have been deployed using Blink’s local load management, which allows one IQ 200 dual port charger to be deployed on a single 100-amp circuit while providing up to 80 amp of output. Two chargers are for non-public use will three are installed for public EV drivers at the following locations:

  • Winslow Senior Center, 33 Coopers Folly Road, Atco, NJ 08004
  • Winslow Star Center, 100 Erial Road, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
  • Winslow Municipal Building, 125 South Route 73, Braddock, NJ 08037

“We are delighted to see how the Township of Winslow is being forward leaning when it comes to the future of transportation and addressing the infrastructure needs early,” said Brendan Jones, President of Blink Charging. “With the new Blink IQ 200s, Township of Winslow residents can have confidence that their township’s charging infrastructure is well positioned to meet their charging needs today and to serve the EVs of tomorrow.”

Funding for the EV chargers was made possible through an incentive award by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentive Program. These awards are intended to support the purchase of eligible battery electric vehicles and EV charging equipment for local and State government fleets.

“An important aspect of this project was to expand electric vehicle infrastructure for our township while offering access to our residents,” said Winslow Township Mayor Marie Lawrence.

Blink’s IQ 200 units are among the fastest Level 2 AC charging stations available on the market, with a maximum output of 80 amps. The Blink IQ 200 chargers have been well received by leading EV industry experts.

About Blink Charging

Blink Charging Company (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has deployed over 48,000 charging ports across 19 countries, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of Blink’s charging locations worldwide. Blink’s principal line of products and services include the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including SemaConnect, Blue Corner and BlueLA. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to rise to 10 million vehicles by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, Blink has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs. For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements, and terms such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “should” or other comparable terms, involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Blink Charging and members of its management, as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including those described in Blink Charging’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Except as required by federal securities law, Blink Charging undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed conditions.

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Mobile Smart City continues to expand operations in the US

July 19, 2022

 

 

 

Mobile Smart City continues to expand operations in the US.

 

 

 

Mobile Smart City continues to expand operations in Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. “We have proven that our solutions and business model works, our core belief is that we are not just providing a service, but are actually a partner who is invested in the relationship” stated John J. Incandela President & CEO of Mobile Smart City “ This core value helps in all aspects of what we provide, whether it’s our belief in providing green solutions such as our QR, LPR and paperless options, or our locations that use all of our solutions and have unique challenges that we help navigate through with our IT and Development team.”

“As members of the Smart Cities Council and collaborating with our current partners” stated Luis Garma Mobile Smart City’s Chairman “we are aware of the challenging issues that Cities, Towns, and Villages face on a day-to-day basis. MSC is dedicated to working with any size partner to help them with their operations today and in the future.”

About Mobile Smart City.

Mobile Smart City is an international tech company specialized in developing and implementing digital solutions for Smart Cities. Founded in 2015, the company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with a regional office in Maryland, and operations in several countries: North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Mobile Smart City holds a wide experience in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of complex digital payment solutions, parking management systems, and access control, including payments, citations, and collections. With more than 250 projects during the last 7 years, and deployed the PANGO platform to municipalities, universities, airports, property owners, and private operators, helping them to improve their parking management while increasing revenues and their user’s experiences, using state-of-the-art technology.

Mobile Smart City offers a cloud-based platform, hosted in the US, who can provide an outstanding customer experience when using digital services, parking, transportation, and access control. Our solutions include mobile parking payments, digital permits, parking enforcement, LPR fast pass & QR access control, muti-space parking meters, pay-in-lane, business intelligence, and a 24/7 customer service.

For more information  mobilesmart.city or contact Mark Tulloch mtulloch@mobilesmart.city or call 1-844-726-4644

Hubris and Ego vs the Beginner’s Mind and Gratitude

June 27, 2022

 

 

Hubris and Ego vs the Beginner’s Mind and Gratitude

 

 

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”
― Shunryu Suzuki

 

Is the NSW syndrome a result of too much ego and expert like mentality?  Isn’t predicting the future a waste of time?  How do we fix the NSW malady?

Since I travelled this past weekend, and after a delay, my flight got cancelled because they were short a flight attendant, I kept thinking about how a shortage in work force is affecting our daily lives.  Including air travel.  Since there were a couple hundred people on my flight and then others who arrived due to their flights being delayed, getting us to our destinations was a challenge.  I was fortunate to only spent a night on the airport floor and getting to my parents only about 9 hours later.  Others, sadly were not able to fly be it to weddings, graduations or other engagement for two or three days.

All of it made me think why there is so hard to find workers, be it for airlines, for shops, for hospitals and elsewhere?  Why so many people have chose to retire early?  I know at least of 3 doctors and my brother, who feel burned out.   The former quit at a young age.  My younger brother is planning to work part time from now on.

Daniel Kahneman in Thinking, Fast and Slow says: ““we can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.”   And since he is a psychologist who won Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002, maybe it is all about psychology.  In this case, as covid and the current politics have broken our spirit?   And did we give up?  Do we look within or just point fingers and blame others?

Shunryu Suzuki in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice says: “The best way is to understand yourself, and then you will understand everything. So when you try hard to make your own way, you will help others, and you will be helped by others. Before you make your own way you cannot help anyone, and no one can help you.”

On ParkNews.biz the article from Atlantic, June 27, 2022 – Air Travel Is a Disaster Right Now. Here’s Why, invites us to look within.  To take some responsibility for our own behaviors and perceptions.  And hopefully prevent what is happening now in the future.

If you have any stories of how to deal with current lack of work force situation.  Or how you and your company maneuver through the challenges, be it travel or hiring, please let me know.

In the meantime, have the most wonderful and blessed Independence Day Holliday Weekend.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9

astrid@parkingtoday.com

www.parkingtoday.com

 

 

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