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Blink Charging to Supply Electric Vehicle Chargers to GM Car Dealerships Across North America

January 18, 2022

 

 

Blink Charging to Supply Electric Vehicle Chargers to GM Car Dealerships Across North America

 

Deployment of Blink’s EV chargers across GM’s dealerships will help support accelerated adoption of EVs

Miami Beach, FL, Jan. 18, 2022  — Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (“EV”) charging equipment and services, announced today it is deploying EV chargers at General Motors (GM) dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. Working with leading facility solutions provider ABM, Blink is supplying its IQ 200 Level 2 chargers to participating GM dealerships across North America.

“We are proud to bring Blink’s EV charging stations to GM dealerships, providing the vital infrastructure needed to charge GM’s growing lineup of EV models,” said Michael D. Farkas, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Blink Charging. “As transportation continues to shift towards becoming more electric, Blink’s technologically advanced EV charging infrastructure will be a critical component of an automaker’s ecosystem and will play a significant role in accelerating EV mass adoption.”

Working with ABM, which delivers turnkey EV charging installations, Blink has already shipped chargers to selected GM dealerships in all 50 states across the U.S. and currently has orders on hand to supply GM dealers in the U.S. and Canada with additional charging stations over the next several months.

The Blink IQ 200 chargers are the fastest Level 2 AC charging stations available, producing 80 Amps of output, delivering 19.2kW to EVs, and reducing charge times for new EVs that are coming to market. The IQ 200 also enables maximum flexibility and customer control through multiple deployment configurations, including wall mount, pole mount, and pedestal mount options. In addition, the IQ 200 features local load management allowing 2 to 20 chargers to be deployed on a single shared circuit.

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ABOUT BLINK CHARGING

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and has deployed over 30,000 charging ports in 13 countries, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of the Company’s charging locations worldwide. Blink Charging’s principal line of products and services includes its Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, and EV charging services. 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, the Company 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 GENERAL MOTORS

General Motors (NYSE: GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.

ABOUT ABM
ABM (NYSE: ABM) is one of the world’s largest providers of integrated facility services. A driving force for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world, ABM provides essential services that improve the spaces and places that matter most. From curbside to rooftop, ABM offers a comprehensive array of facility services that includes janitorial, engineering, parking, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, and mission critical solutions. ABM delivers these custom facility solutions to properties across a wide range of industries – from commercial office buildings to schools, airports, hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and distribution centers, entertainment venues and more. Founded in 1909, ABM is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue exceeding $6 billion and more than 100,000 team members in 350+ offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and other international locations. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

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Blink Charging Acquires Blue Corner, Expanding European EV Charging Footprint

May 11, 2021

 

 

Blink Charging Acquires Blue Corner, Expanding European EV Charging Footprint

 

 

 

Acquisition adds 7,071 charging ports to Blink’s portfolio across four countries in Western Europe

Miami Beach, FL , May 11, 2021  — Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today announced that it acquired the European EV charging operator Blue Corner N.V., based in Antwerp, Belgium, and its portfolio of 7,071 charging ports and a robust European charging network. The acquisition was made with a combination of cash and stock for €20 million (or approximately $24 million) and gives Blink complete operational control of Blue Corner and its EV charging assets. The acquisition is part of Blink’s broader strategic international expansion plans and provides the Company a significant infrastructure footprint in the region. Blue Corner chargers are located across Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France.

Blink’s European expansion allows the Company to capitalize on the robust European EV industry immediately. “EVs enjoy a much higher market share in Europe. This brings increased utilization for EV charging stations. In addition, the historically higher price of fuel makes driving an EV a stronger value proposition for drivers,” stated Blink Founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Farkas.

The European EV market is growing faster than the United States. Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in Europe rose 137% to 1.4 million vehicles last year, whereas U.S. sales rose 4% to 328,000, according to ev-volumes.com. The surge in EV adoption will increase demand for EV charging infrastructure. In addition, European regulations are further accelerating widespread EV adoption regulatory support for zero-emission vehicles.

“We are very excited about this acquisition and the opportunity it provides Blink to have a significant presence in Europe quickly. As a key contributor to the expanding EV landscape, we are continuously looking for opportunities to strategically increase our global assets while also making EV charging more accessible. International expansion is fundamental to our rapid growth and will accelerate the success we are already achieving in the region,” stated Farkas. “Our aggressive international strategy complements a series of significant domestic wins and new contracts that have exponentially expanded our network in the US.”

“Blue Corner’s mission is to build a sustainable society and be ready for tomorrow’s driver. Since Blink shares this philosophy, it was a logical step to join forces. I am convinced that Blue Corner, as part of Blink Charging, can acquire a strong market presence throughout Europe. This acquisition allows us to significantly strengthen both our financial and organizational structure,” shared Peter Buyckx, Managing Director of Blue Corner.

To facilitate Blink’s European expansion, the Company also announced the formation of Blink Holdings B.V., a new Dutch company in Amsterdam, which will drive the growth of Blink’s European presence. The existing Blue Corner operations, management team, and personnel will remain unchanged following the acquisition.

Blink formally entered the European market in September 2019 with Blink Charging Hellas, a joint venture between Blink Charging Co. and Eunice Energy Group. The partnership began with the first deployment of Blink electric vehicle charging stations in Greece as part of the green energy electrification of the Rio-Antirrio “Charilaos Trikoupis” Bridge. Significant subsequent announcements have been made, including a partnership of Blink Charging Hellas and Nissan Nik. I. Theocharakis S.A and the purchase of 45 dual-port Blink charging stations by Public Power Company (PPC S.A.) for deployment across Greece. This tender by PPC S.A. was the first following the utility’s public announcement to enter into the Greek EV charging market with 10,000 charging stations. Also, in September 2019, Blink announced its first deployments of EV charging stations in Israel through its wholly-owned subsidiary Blink Charging Ltd.

ABOUT BLINK CHARGING
Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and has deployed over 23,000 charging stations, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of the Company’s charging locations worldwide. Blink Charging’s principal line of products and services include its Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, and EV charging services. 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 by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, the Company 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 BLUE CORNER

Blue Corner started in 2011 as one of the pioneers of charging points for electric vehicles. Based on its sustainable mission, the supplier and manager of EV charging facilities wants to make electric driving easy and accessible for everyone. Blue Corner focuses on smart and comprehensive 360° solutions with subscriptions for professionals, the general public and partners. Its rapidly growing network has over 7,000 charging points spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France. Blue Corner’s public charging card makes a total of 250,000 charging points accessible in the rest of Europe. The company has 30 employees and is headquartered in Antwerp.
www.bluecorner.be

evTS Announces Agreement with Blink Charging to Distribute Its Portable EV Charger

April 21, 2021

evTS Announces Agreement with Blink Charging to Distribute Its Portable EV Charger

 

The innovative FireFly EV Roadside Assistance Vehicle demonstrated at Texas Auto Writers Auto Roundup event

 

 

BOSTON — via InvestorWire – ev Transportation Services Inc. (“evTS” or the “Company”), an electric vehicle manufacturer focused on the essential services and urban mobility markets, today announced it has entered into a reseller agreement with Blink Charging (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leading electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) company that designs, manufactures, owns and operates EV charging products and services.

The agreement calls for evTS to distribute Blink’s EV charging equipment to fleet customers along with the Company’s FireFly ESV® essential services vehicle. The relationship is pairing Blink’s new IQ 200-M portable EV charger with the evTS FireFly and creates a fully electric EV Roadside Assistance Vehicle solution.

The two companies introduced the first-of-its kind roadside emergency EV charging solution this week at the Texas Auto Writer’s signature event, the Auto Roundup in Fort Worth, Texas. The two-day event brought together major automakers with key automobile media and influencers. Held at the Texas Motor Speedway, Auto Roundup proved to be an innovative and successful platform to launch the innovative and fully electric Roadside Assistance vehicle.

“We believe the combination of Blink Charging’s experience and industry leadership in automotive charging technologies and evTS’ experience in design, along with the recent extension of the FireFly platform into new sectors, creates the perfect environment to strategically collaborate on several market opportunities. It’s actually an ideal use case for our vehicles. Blink’s Portable EV Charger allows us to offer urban roadside assistance capabilities, including emergency services, at airports, shopping malls and other multilevel parking structures where tight spaces, vehicle access and manuverabilty can be challenging and larger vehicles aren’t able to operate as efficiently,” said evTS Chairman & CEO David Solomont.

“This is an exciting development for Blink Charging, and the Auto Roundup event provided the perfect opportunity to showcase to the auto manufacturers how Blink is innovating to drive widespread EV adoption. The combination of Blink’s IQ 200-M and the versatile evTS FireFly ESV will play an important role in further reducing consumers’ fears of range anxiety. The evTS product provides a zero-emission, rapid response solution for EV roadside assistance,” remarked Blink Vice President of Marketing Rebecca Gutierrez.

“We look forward to providing evTS with electric vehicle charging solutions as demand for urban essential services and last-mile e-mobility vehicles increases. In addition, we are happy to be providing evTS’ fleet customers with a broad array of charging solutions,” said Blink Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development Mike Battaglia.

About evTS
ev Transportation Services Inc. (“evTS”) is a specialty vehicle manufacturer that produces purpose-built, all-electric lightweight commercial utility vehicles and provides fleet management solutions. Founded in 2015, the Boston-based company’s flagship product, the FireFly ESV is aimed at the essential services transportation and urban mobility markets, which represent an annual domestic replacement market of approximately 100,000 vehicles, or roughly $2.5 billion annually. End user applications for the Company’s vehicles include parking management, security and perimeter patrol, parks and sidewalk maintenance, utility meter reading, property and building management, airports, seaports, sanitation, university and corporate campuses, and last mile on-demand urban delivery. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.evts.com.

About Blink Charging
Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and has deployed over 23,000 charging stations, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of the company’s charging locations worldwide. Blink Charging’s principal line of products and services include its Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, and EV charging services. 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, the company 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/.

 

Blink Charging Signs Agreement with Cushman & Wakefield for Deployment of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

August 04, 2020

 

Blink Charging Signs Agreement with Cushman & Wakefield for Deployment of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

 

 

Cushman & Wakefield will offer Blink equipment, including Blink IQ 200 Units, and related services to U.S. Clients

 

 

Miami Beach, FL, Aug. 04, 2020  — Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced today that it has signed an agreement with leading global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) for the marketing and potential deployment of Blink charging stations, including its Blink IQ 200 units, and related services to Cushman & Wakefield clients throughout the United States.

Cushman & Wakefield has agreed to engage its brokerage force and large network of property managers to offer Blink equipment and services as an amenity at the commercial properties they represent. Given the reach of Cushman & Wakefield’s platform, this agreement represents a significant opportunity for Blink to strengthen the sales channel for its products and services and increase its deployment opportunities.

“As EVs become more ubiquitous, and as more people opt to drive rather than take public transportation in the current environment, Blink EV charging stations are a logical, complementary amenity to offer alongside our suite of services,” stated J Glasgow, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions for Cushman & Wakefield Global Occupier Services. “This agreement puts us and our clients at the forefront of the movement toward more sustainable transportation, and we look forward to working with Blink to effectively address the needs of the growing population of EV drivers.”

Michael D. Farkas, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blink, commented, “Cushman & Wakefield is a preeminent leader in property, facilities and project management, and we’re excited about this opportunity to partner with them to enhance the EV charging capabilities at the properties they represent. As drivers increasingly embrace EV technology, the demand for convenient charging alternatives is growing. We’re pleased to work with Cushman & Wakefield to contribute a greener future while enhancing tenant and visitor experience at their clients’ properties.”

Blink’s IQ 200 units are the fastest level 2 AC charging stations available on the market, have a maximum output of 80 amps, and deliver up to 65 miles of charge in an hour. The Blink IQ 200 chargers have been well received by leading EV industry experts, including in the recent independent review by Tom Moloughney of InsideEvs.com.

ABOUT BLINK CHARGING

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and has deployed over 23,000 charging stations, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of the Company’s charging locations worldwide. Blink Charging’s principal line of products and services include its Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment and EV charging services. 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 by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, the Company 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 Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 53,000 employees in 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2019, the firm had revenue of $8.8 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Blink Charging Deploys EV Charging Stations Using Local Load Management

March 04, 2020

 

 

Blink Charging Deploys EV Charging Stations Using Local Load Management

 

 

Blink’s “Smart” load management capability, ideal for multifamily properties, allows for load sharing, greatly reducing EV charging station installation costs

 

Miami Beach, FL  – Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), the leading owner/operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, today announced the installation of four EV charging stations utilizing local load management, the first deployment of its kind. The installation configuration allows up to twenty charging stations to be deployed on a single circuit. This can result in  significantly lower installation costs while also providing a fast charging experience for drivers.

 

The innovative design allows equal output to each charger based on the number of stations being used at one time. When one EV is charging, the EV will receive the maximum output of nearly 20 kWh. When others connect, the load will be equally shared between them. The system automatically redistributes the output when one vehicle completes its charge, even if it’s still plugged into the station.  This new functionality allows the EV charger load to be best matched with the power available at the facility, thereby minimizing installation cost and eliminating electric service upgrades. The Blink IQ 200 is the only charger on the market capable of local load management across four or more charging stations.  Future upgrades will include the ability to allow up to 20 EV’s to be plugged in and queued to charge overnight in sequence.

 

“We are incredibly excited to be deploying anywhere from two to twenty chargers with local load management,” stated Blink Founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Farkas. “It will change the conversation from ‘Can our community afford to install them?’ to ‘How soon can we have them?’ The future-proof design of the IQ 200 planned for this advanced capability, and it was intentionally built into the initial product design. The advanced charger intelligence supports multiple charging ports while delivering the fastest level 2 charge possible. When installed on a single electric circuit, it can help minimize installation costs.”

 

“This is a game-changer, especially for multifamily residences where power availability is often limited. This advancement in charging technology is good business for Blink, and it’s great for the environment,” continued Farkas.

 

Blink’s planning for, and use of local load management responds to increased demand for EV charging infrastructure at multifamily and residential locations. Utilizing the local load management installation configuration, Blink can maximize the number of charging stations available at any given time on a single 100 amp circuit.

 

ABOUT BLINK CHARGING

Blink Charging is a leading owner/operator of EV charging stations in the United States and a growing presence in Europe, Asia, Israel, the Caribbean and South America. With a long history as a pioneer in the EV industry and a dedicated team with immense knowledge of the industry, Blink continues to be the preferred, trusted partner in EV charging station technology. As such, the company is a driving force, with more than 150,000 registered EV driver members and more than 15,000 EV charging stations deployed. For more information, please visit www.blinkcharging.com.

 

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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. They 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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Blink Charging Appoints Seasoned Executive Michael Rama as New Chief Financial Officer

February 26, 2020

Blink Charging Appoints Seasoned Executive Michael Rama as New Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rama’s experience to benefit Blink as Company enters its high-growth stage

 

 

Miami Beach, FL, Feb. 11, 2020  — Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner and operator of electric vehicle charging stations, announced today the appointment of Michael Rama as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective February 10, 2020. Mr. Rama has nearly 30 years of experience with publicly-traded companies in growth stages. His leadership and experience will be a strong asset for Blink as it continues its global expansion and increases its charging station footprint.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Michael’s knowledge and experience in navigating high-growth companies as part of Blink’s senior management team. His leadership will be instrumental as we enter into the next phase of our growth,” stated Michael D. Farkas, Blink Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

“I am confident that Michael will further strengthen our leadership team with his strategic and financial knowledge and will be able to immediately add value to our short and long-term growth goals. I am looking forward to seeing the positive impact he will make within the management team, with investors, the Board of Directors, and all Blink stakeholders.”

In his new role, Mr. Rama will be focused on further strengthening the financial foundation of Blink and working to reduce market volatility through strong financial processes, smart investments, capital raises, and strategic opportunities.

Mr. Rama remarked, “I am very excited about joining the Blink team and am excited to furthering the build-out and strengthening of the finance and accounting functions in order to support the Company’s drive towards growth. Blink is one of the most exciting companies in the explosive electric vehicle charging space, and I look forward to working with Mr. Farkas and the rest of the Blink team as we increase the footprint of the Company’s charging stations.”

Mr. Rama will succeed Mr. Jonathan New, the Company’s CFO since 2018 and a key officer following Blink’s initial public offering on Nasdaq in February 2018. Mr. New will be stepping down in order to pursue other interests.

Mr. Rama joins Blink following nearly a decade with NV5 Global, where he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From October 1997 until August 2011, Mr. Rama held various accounting and finance roles with AV Homes, Inc. (formerly known as Avatar Holdings, Inc.), including Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Controller. Mr. Rama has nearly 30 years of experience in construction, development, and real estate management.

Mr. Rama’s depth of experience includes the strengthening of financial systems for high-growth companies, SEC reporting, due diligence and the leading of acquisitions, capital market transactions, and establishment and maintenance of internal controls. Mr. Rama earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.

ABOUT BLINK CHARGING CO.

Blink Charging is a leading owner/operator of EV charging stations in the United States and a growing presence in Europe, Asia, Israel, the Caribbean, and South America. With a long history as a pioneer in the EV industry and a dedicated team with immense knowledge of the industry, Blink continues to be the preferred, trusted partner in EV Charging Station technology. As such, the company is a driving force with more than 150,000 registered EV driver members and more than 15,000 EV Charging Stations deployed. For more information, please visit www.blinkcharging.com.

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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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MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER LEADS SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE WITH 30 BLINK IQ 200 CHARGING STATIONS 

December 17, 2019

 

 

 

 

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER LEADS SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE WITH 30 BLINK IQ 200 CHARGING STATIONS 

 

 

 

New Charging Stations Offer Visitors the 

Fastest Level 2 Charging Available 

 

 

MIAMI, December 5, 2019 – Leading provider of electric vehicle charging stations, Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW), announced the installation of 30 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC). The City of Miami Beach deployed the fastest available, Level 2 charging stations in the MBCC as a part of their sustainability initiatives which include an expansion of their EV station network together with Blink. 

The transportation sector accounted for almost 20% of Miami Beach’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2017. One of the city’s strategies to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the transportation sector is to promote the use of electric vehicles. Electric vehicle usage assists in helping the city’s efforts to mitigate climate change through reducing GHG emissions, while simultaneously reducing pollution and improving public health. According to the International Energy Agency, the number of EVs on the road will surpass 125 million by 2030, creating demand and opportunity for the deployment of EV charging stations worldwide. However, building the infrastructure and increasing the number of EV charging stations is crucial to the expected widespread adoption of EVs. 

The Blink EV stations are located in the property’s parking garage, split onto three floors, with seven dual pedestals on the fourth floor, six dual pedestals and two single pedestals on the fifth floor, and two wall-mounted chargers on columns in the loading dock, creating a total of 30 chargers with designated spots for EV drivers. 

 “As electric vehicles grow in popularity, we are thrilled to offer our visitors and residents more charging station options on our urban island,” said Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy L. Morales. “Thank you to Blink Charging Co. for their partnership and dedication to sustainability — we must all work together to reduce our carbon footprint.” 

The Blink IQ 200 chargers are the fastest Level 2 AC charging stations available, producing 80 amps of output, ensuring they are suitable for the advances in battery technology found in new electric vehicles. The charging stations operate on the Blink Network and are capable of charging any battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, offering EV drivers easy access to faster charging. 

“We are very excited to have our IQ 200 charging stations as part of this newly renovated, stunning architectural center that serves as a staple in our city. The Miami Beach Convention Center is an incredible example of a community that has considered working together to preserve the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. It’s an honor to be a part of Miami Beach’s sustainability efforts,” quoted Blink Founder and CEO, Michael D. Farkas. 

The addition of the charging equipment at the state-of-the-art convention center speaks to the facility’s environmental commitment to reduce the impact of climate change. In alignment with the city’s sustainability initiatives, the MBCC design also includes reducing the building’s energy consumption by 20%. The MBCC has been designed to achieve LEED Silver certification through the installation of condensed flow water fixtures, high efficiency LED lighting, light sensor, sun shading on the exterior, the EV charging stations, and more. 

For more information on this installation or how EV charging stations can assist in LEED certification, please contact pr@blinkcharging.com. 

 

ABOUT BLINK CHARGING 

Blink Charging is a leading owner/operator of EV charging stations in the United States and a growing presence in Europe, Asia, Israel, the Caribbean, and South America. With a long history as a pioneer in the EV industry and a dedicated team with immense knowledge of the industry, Blink continues to be the preferred, trusted partner in EV Charging Station technology. As such, the company is a driving force with more than 150,000 registered EV driver members and more than 15,000 EV Charging Stations deployed. For more information, please visit www.blinkcharging.com. Nasdaq: BLNK 

 

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BLINK CHARGING: THE INDUSTRY’S FASTEST EV CHARGING STATION NOW OFFERED TO FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MIAMI’S GUESTS

May 22, 2019

 

 

 

BLINK CHARGING – THE INDUSTRY’S FASTEST EV CHARGING STATION NOW OFFERED
TO FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MIAMI’S GUESTS

 

 

 

Miami, FL, May 21, 2019, – Blink Charging, and SP Plus, parking management services, are excited to announce that they have installed the fastest Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations available for guests of Four Seasons Hotel Miami located in Brickell. The coordination with the three companies further reinforces Four Seasons’ commitment to sustainability and the increased driver demand for EV charging in urban areas. This installation replaces old EV charging equipment, now offering the most advanced, fastest EV charging stations.

 

 

Replacing the old Chargepoint equipment with the industry’s fastest Level 2, 80-Amp Blink IQ200 equipment is the first step in providing additional EV amenities at the property. In the coming weeks, SP Plus will also increase the number of charging stations in the parking structure. The charging station is capable of charging any battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle and works on the Blink Network offering EV drivers easy access to charging as well as discounted rates when they sign up for a free blink membership.

 

The growing number of EV charging stations found at Four Seasons properties further highlights the company’s commitment to sustainability and is just one of the many ways the luxury hotelier encourages employees and guests in the common goal of preserving and protecting the planet.

 

To utilize these fast-charging stations, an EV can ask the valet attendant to charge their EV while they stay, dine, or attend meetings at the property. For more information, please contact SP Plus at the Four Seasons or Blink Charging.

 

 

ABOUT BLINK CHARGING

Miami-based, Blink Charging is the largest owner/operator of EV charging stations in the United States. Founded in 2009, Blink is dedicated to slowing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by transportation. With a long history pioneering the EV industry and a team of leaders that created the industry, Blink continues to be the preferred trusted partner in EV Charging Station technology. As such, the company is a driving force in the EV industry with more than 150,000 EV driver members and more than 15,000 EV charging stations across the U.S. For more information please visit www.blinkcharging.com.

 

ABOUT SP+

SP+ is a diverse provider of professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security, and event logistics services to real estate owners and managers in a wide array of markets. For more information about SP+ please visit www.spplus.com.

 

ABOUT FOUR SEASONS

Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 112 hotels and resorts, and 41 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 48 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveler reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit fourseasons.com.

 

ABOUT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MIAMI

Set in the vibrant Brickell neighborhood, Four Seasons Hotel Miami is situated within minutes from Miami’s most celebrated neighborhoods and the beaches. Located within an architecturally striking tower of glass and granite, 221 recently re-designed guestrooms and suites boast views of Biscayne Bay and the city skyline, and feature modern décor with Miami flair and European-style luxury. EDGE Steak & Bar offers a steakhouse “light” concept, with interesting cuts of meat, indigenous seafood and creative vegetable sides. A two-acre rooftop terrace features lush landscaping, two swimming pools, separate kids’ area, and a wading pool shaded by towering palms. Guests receive exclusive complimentary access to the premiere Equinox fitness center and The Spa located on the fourth floor, including exercise classes and personal training options. A multi-million-dollar art collection, anchored by three oversized statues by Fernando Botero, is exhibited throughout the hotel and features works by Latin American artists, paying tribute to the area’s Latin influences and culture.

 

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InvestorRelations@BlinkCharging.com

 

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