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Blink Charging Unveils Five Next-Generation Electric Vehicle Charging Products at CES 2023, Advancing Electrification Around the World

January 05, 2023

Blink Charging Unveils Five Next-Generation Electric Vehicle Charging Products at CES 2023, Advancing Electrification Around the World

 

 

Five new products are designed to meet the expanding needs of EV markets across the globe, giving EV drivers more access, more options and greater flexibility

Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 05, 2023  — Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer, owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today launched five new products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023. The new products include the Vision, EQ 200, Series 3, PQ 150, and 30kW DC Fast Charger, which are designed to serve the increasing demands of the growing EV markets across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Blink Charging will be showcasing the new products, along with their broader line of EV charging solutions, at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall at booth #7301 and will host a press conference today, January 5, at 11:00 a.m. PST at its booth. The press conference will be live streamed via YouTube here.

The electric vehicle revolution is upon us, with global sales continuing to skyrocket. New funding and tax credits resulting from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are anticipated to accelerate adoption in the U.S.even further. With more EVs hitting the road than ever before, Blink is positioned to play a leading role in the buildout of the charging infrastructure needed to fuel this new electrified fleet. Following a year of incredible growth – from industry-leading acquisitions to the addition of Buy America-compliant manufacturing capabilities – Blink is again expanding its product line to power the future of electrified transportation for consumers, fleets, businesses, retailers, developers and municipalities, both in the U.S. and globally.

“With the launch of these new state-of-the-art products, Blink is expanding our offerings to meet the needs of customers across the entire EV ecosystem as adoption accelerates around the world,” said Michael D. Farkas, Chairman and CEO of Blink Charging. “We are excited to continue our growth into new markets and help lead the transition to clean, reliable and accessible mobility powered by electricity.”

Building on 14 years of experience, Blink is the only complete, end-to-end solution for the EV charging ecosystem. Providing the most flexibility in the industry, Blink’s unique business models empower personalized EV charging strategies that achieve customer goals and ensure success whether customers want to own, host or operate their charging infrastructure.

Blink Charging products being unveiled at CES 2023 include:

Vision
The reimagined Vision is designed as a two-in-one solution to attract and captivate drivers and provide site hosts and advertisers an innovative media solution. With a newly designed 55” LCD screen capable of displaying static and dynamic advertising, the Vision is the ideal point-of-charge advertising solution with two 80 amp, 19.2kW ports that can charge simultaneously. The Vision offers easy payment via RFID, Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and all major credit cards. Additional features include cloud connectivity via built-in 4G LTE signal, retractable cable management and dual cable configurations with two universal J1772 plugs and a built-in camera for additional security. Site owners can benefit from charging and advertising revenue share models for this product.

EQ 200
The EQ 200 is an intelligent, affordable, and scalable charging solution designed for European and South American markets. Offering up to 22kW of power and an innovative modular design, this product fits any location and can be tailored to the specific needs of market segments. The EQ 200 is prepared for the future by supporting technologies like ISO-15118, OCPP 2.0, and bi-directional charging, also known as Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G). The charger also offers customization and rebranding options available to fit each user’s needs.

Series 3
The Series 3 is a flexible and versatile EV charging solution designed for both two- and three-wheeler EVs. Designed for the APAC and Latin American markets, the Series 3 provides up to 15 amps of output in a compact form, making it ideal for installation at small shops and residential and commercial parking areas. Its built-in electric metering allows customers to manage electricity costs with an intuitive, smart network connection. Further, up to 45 charging points can be connected with a single communication gateway.

PQ 150
The PQ 150 is a smart charging cable designed for residential charging in European markets. Offering up to 22kW of power, the PQ 150 is simple and easy-to-use with no installation necessary and provides the highest safety level on the market today. With Bluetooth, WiFi and optional SIM/GSM & GPS functionality, this product offers advanced technology in a simple, sleek design.

Series 9 30kW DC Fast Charger
The Series 9 30kW DC Fast Charger is Blink Charging’s latest solution for fast charging across global markets. A small footprint charging station designed for speed and flexibility, this product was designed to quickly charge tomorrow’s EVs today and offers the perfect balance of size and power, providing up to 100 amps and 1,000 volts of output. A 7-inch LCD touchscreen display provides drivers with an intuitive charging process and the charger integrates with the newly-redesigned Blink Network over a Wi-fi, ethernet, or 4G connection, offering high-performance, compatibility, and remote monitoring.

This announcement comes on the heels of several exciting developments at Blink Charging, including the showcase of three of its newest charging products – the MQ 200, HQ 200 and 30kW DC Fast Charger – at the LA Auto Show in November and the release of the entirely rebuilt Blink Network and Blink Charging Mobile App in October. In the same month, Blink Charging also announced its search for a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the United States, reaffirming its commitment to domestic manufacturing.

Products also on display at the Blink Charging booth at CES include the IQ 200, the fastest Level 2 AC charging station available on the market providing 80 amps of output and approximately 65 miles of charge in an hour; the Series 4 that provides safe, flexible charging for EV drivers where they charge the most, at home; the Series 7 that enables property managers to build the charging infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles at business locations; and the Series 8, a smart EV charging station that allows drivers to pay how they want while providing a robust charging experience.

About Blink Charging

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has deployed nearly 59,000 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, healthcare/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 our estimate of U.S. charger production and those described in Blink Charging’s Q3 2022 Form 10-Q and other 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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855-313-8187

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Blink Charging Announces Additions to its Corporate Leadership, Enhancing Capabilities to Meet Growth and Expansion While Advancing the EV Revolution

December 06, 2022

 

Blink Charging Announces Additions to its Corporate Leadership, Enhancing Capabilities to Meet Growth and Expansion While Advancing the EV Revolution

 

 

 

Miami Beach, Fla., Dec. 06, 2022  — Blink Charging Co.(NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink”), a global leading owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today announced the Blink Board of Directors approved three significant additions to Blink’s executive leadership with the appointment of Michael Battaglia as Chief Revenue Officer, Mark Pastrone as Chief Operating Officer and Aviv Hillo, Esq. as Executive Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. These appointments mark an elevated focus towards Blink’s accelerated growth and meeting the industry’s demand for reliable charging solutions as EV sales continue to climb.

“I am excited about the growth and viability of Blink Charging and with these additions to the senior executive team, I am confident we will meet the challenges ahead and thrive, having the right people in the right place,” said Michael D. Farkas, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blink Charging. “We have identified our needs in order to meet the growing demands of the EV charging industry and with this accomplished and unparalleled group of industry experts, Blink will continue to be a leader in providing EV charging solutions.”

Mike Battaglia has served as Sr. Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Blink since December 2020. He will assume the position of Chief Revenue Officer, a position not currently filled, and will play a vital role in the company’s growth. In this capacity, Mr. Battaglia will oversee Blink’s global sales organization, develop go-to-market strategies, and identify new overseas expansion opportunities. Prior to joining Blink, Mr. Battaglia served as Vice President of Sales at JD Power. Mr. Battaglia earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.

“I am tremendously excited to lead our talented group of global business development and sales professionals as we pursue our aggressive company revenue targets. Our goal is to create an efficient, customer-focused sales organization that effectively capitalizes on EV charging market opportunities in every region we serve,” says Battaglia.

Mark Pastrone has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Company’s subsidiary SemaConnect, acquired in June 2022, where he played a key role in building the company’s sales, service, technology, and production capabilities. Mr. Pastrone will now serve as COO for Blink as the two companies align all operational activities. In his new role he will focus on achieving synergies and operational efficiencies for Customers Service, Installation Operations, and Charger Production. Prior to his role at SemaConnect, Mr. Pastrone worked in the aerospace industry, and led the development of several commercial space ventures at Orbital Sciences Corporation including GeoEye, acquired by Maxar. Mr. Pastrone earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He also holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Pastrone commented, “Blink is a growing US and Global company that now operates in 25 countries. Our goal is to create best in class process and procedures that will continue to support Blink’s position as a dominate global player for all different types EV Chargers, Services and Business Models.”

The Board also approved the appointment of Aviv Hillo, Esq. as Executive Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, in addition to his role as Blink’s General Counsel. Mr. Hillo has served as General Counsel since June 2018, and in addition to those duties will focus on the company’s M&A strategies as Blink continues to expand its leading position in the market. Prior to joining Blink, Mr. Hillo was a partner at New York and Israeli boutique law firms (Schechter Hill and Yerushalmi & Associations), had several positions as General Counsel and was a co-founder, and Deputy CEO in an Israeli-American Laser tech entity. Mr. Hillo graduated from the Tel Aviv School of Law in 1993, and received his Master’s Degree (cum laude) in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law at Fordham School of Law in 2001. He was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1994 and to the New York State Bar in 1999.

“While we continue our amazing growth, both organic and via acquisitions, I am excited to contribute to the company’s actions and strategies for M&A. Blink has a deep and successful history in acquiring other EV Charging companies. We will continue to be inquisitive towards the industry while focusing on the company’s growth and expansion the company,” said Hillo.

“As the EV industry continues to grow at an amazing rate, the Board recognized the need to enhance and expand on Blink’s leadership at the highest level,” said Cedric Richmond, former Congressman and Blink Charging Board Member. “The Board has full confidence with the assembled leadership team and the industry as a whole will benefit from the amassed talent and experience they offer.”

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About Blink Charging

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has deployed nearly 59,000 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/.

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 our estimate of U.S. charger production and those described in Blink Charging’s Q3 2022 Form 10-Q and other 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.

Blink Investor Relations Contact
IR@BlinkCharging.com
855-313-8187

Blink Media Contact
PR@BlinkCharging.com

 

 

Blink Charging Deploys 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Midtown Union in Atlanta

December 05, 2022

 

Blink Charging Deploys 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Midtown Union in Atlanta

 

 

SemaConnect, a Blink Charging Co. subsidiary, installs convenient and reliable chargers providing EV drivers options where they need them most

 

 

Miami, Fla. — 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 it has installed 50 EV charging stations through SemaConnect, a Blink Charging Co. wholly owned subsidiary, at the Granite Properties development, Midtown Union in Atlanta, Georgia, a new, transformative, mixed-use development serving offices, retail and multifamily. The EV charging stations are split between Midtown Union’s north and south parking decks and will serve the office customers, including Invesco’s new global HQ, residents of the Mira at Midtown Union, and soon to open retailers. Midtown Union’s new charging stations make electric vehicle ownership more accessible for drivers living or working in metropolitan Atlanta.

“We are excited to continue the long-standing relationship with Granite Properties,” said Brendan Jones, President of Blink Charging. “With the installation of the L2 EV charging stations at Midtown Union, Granite Properties is making electric vehicle ownership even more achievable for residents and visitors. We are thrilled to join the new Midtown Union development and look forward to supporting more Granite Properties projects in the future.”

The new Series 6 Level 2 charging stations installed at the Midtown Union development features a distinctive slim, modern aluminum casing and interactive LED lights that display station status at a glance. Using the SemaConnect Cloud, the property team can control access, customize pricing, and download usage and sustainability reports at a glance. With the SemaConnect app, Mira residents, and Midtown Union customers will be able to access the private stations, view station status, and manage their personal accounts.

“Granite focuses on creating healthy, efficient, and environment-friendly workspaces. Installing EV charging stations is part of our commitment to reduce our environmental impact on the communities where we operate. They also provide our customers with easy and reliable access to EV charging to get to their next destination,” said John Robbins, Senior Managing Director, Granite Properties.

Midtown Union is developed by Granite Properties, StreetLights Residential and MetLife Investment Management. The recently completed development consists of a 26-story Class-AA office tower, 26-story Mira at Midtown Union residential tower, and 14-story Kimpton Shane Hotel. The office tower is Fitwel certified and pursuing LEED Silver certification. It also features wellness-focused amenities such as floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light, a 12,000 square foot landscaped outdoor terrace, touchless fixtures, clean air technology, and now smart-networked EV charging stations.

For more information on Midtown Union, visit https://midtownunionatl.com/.

 

ABOUT BLINK CHARGING

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has deployed nearly 59,000 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 include the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including 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/ External Link.

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.

Blink Investor Relations Contact
IR@BlinkCharging.com
855-313-8187

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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.

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.

Blink Investor Relations Contact
IR@BlinkCharging.com
855-313-8187

Blink Media Contact
PR@BlinkCharging.com

INF Associates Contact
Kerri Liguori
M. 516.732.5988
kliguori@infassociates.com

Veris Residential Contact
Amanda Shpiner/Grace Cartwright
Gasthalter & Co.
212-257-4170
veris-residential@gasthalter.com

Blink Charging Provides the City of Chula Vista, CA with Fast Public EV Chargers

August 19, 2022

 

 

 

Blink Charging Provides the City of Chula Vista, CA with Fast Public EV Chargers

 

 

31 IQ 200 EV chargers will be installed in 5 city locations, providing greater access and reliability for residents and visitors

Miami Beach, FL, Aug. 19, 2022  — Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink”), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced that an agreement has been signed with the City of Chula Vista, California to install 31 Blink IQ 200 fast Level 2 charging stations in various locations within the city. The five-year agreement with automatic renewals reaffirm the city’s and Blink’s commitment to providing accessible, reliable, and fast EV charging infrastructure throughout the community. Blink will own and operate the EV chargers.

Chula Vista was an early adopter of EV charging technologies first deploying Blink EV chargers in 2012. As the city’s electric vehicle use expands, Blink continues to make servicing their existing EV chargers and bringing more chargers online, a priority as they prepare for what is expected to be ongoing widespread EV adoption by residents and visitors.

“Providing EV charging for Chula Vista is a key step to support Chula Vista’s climate action goals to increase the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles,” said Chula Vista’s Environmental Sustainability Manager Coleen Wisniewski. “Ensuring existing EV chargers can properly operate is essential to our region and to reaching our local and state goals.”

The EV charging infrastructure also supports the goals of the state of California to get 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030. The California Governor’s recent executive order directs the state to require that, by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles.

“We are delighted that Chula Vista continues to be forward leaning when it comes to the future of transportation. California has been a leader in the adoption of electric vehicles and through this upgrade agreement, Chula Vista carries that forward regarding infrastructure development. With the new Blink IQ 200s, Chula Vista residents can have confidence that their city’s charging infrastructure is well positioned to meet their charging needs today and to serve the EVs of tomorrow,” commented Brendan Jones, President of Blink Charging.

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 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 include the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including 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, along with terms such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “should,” and 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.

Blink Media Contact 
PR@BlinkCharging.com

Blink Investor Relations Contact 
IR@BlinkCharging.com
855-313-8187

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/.

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Blink Charging Announces the Transformative Acquisition of EV Charging Leader SemaConnect, Further Expanding Its Network and Capabilities

June 15, 2022

Blink Charging Announces the Transformative Acquisition of EV Charging Leader SemaConnect, Further Expanding Its Network and Capabilities

 

 

 

 

  • Acquisition further solidifies Blink’s leadership position through complete vertical integration of supply-chain, engineering, and in-house manufacturing capabilities of more than 10,000 EV chargers today and scaling to 50,000 per year
  • In-house manufacturing and US-based assembly brings Blink in compliance with the Biden Administration Buy American initiatives

 

Miami Beach, FL  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 the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire SemaConnect, Inc., a leading provider of EV charging infrastructure solutions in North America, for $200 million subject to certain customary adjustments for working capital. The cash and common stock transaction will add nearly 13,000 EV chargers to Blink’s existing footprint, an additional 3,800 site host locations, and more than 150,000 registered EV driver members.

With this acquisition, Blink Charging will be the only EV charging company to offer complete vertical integration from research & development and manufacturing to EV charger ownership and operations. This vertical integration creates unparalleled opportunities for Blink to control its supply chain and accelerate its go-to-market speed while reducing operating costs.

Blink will benefit from SemaConnect’s in-house research & development, hardware design, and manufacturing capabilities. SemaConnect’s manufacturing facility in Maryland will allow Blink to comply with the Buy American mandates and to position itself to significantly capitalize on the $7.5 billion Biden Administration EV infrastructure bill and assist with the Administration’s goal to build out the first-ever national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers along America’s highways and in communities. The acquisition will also position Blink to assist the administration’s development of a national EV charging network that provides interoperability among different charging companies, and is user-friendly, reliable, and accessible to all Americans.

“This is a transformative acquisition for the EV charging industry and for Blink. SemaConnect is an established and well-known EV charging company with a proven track record of success, strong relationships with its site host partners in both the public and private sectors, and best-in-class technical capabilities,” said Michael D. Farkas, Founder and CEO of Blink Charging.

 

“SemaConnect has a robust hardware product line-up which complements Blink’s extensive software product offerings. This includes our multi-language and multi-currency network, allowing Blink to have an EV charging station for any location across more than 20 countries and expanding,” said Farkas. “In addition, we are particularly excited about the DCFC charger being developed by SemaConnect. These efforts allow Blink to significantly accelerate our DCFC speed to market while drastically reducing our R&D costs,” said Mr. Farkas.

Blink intends to transition SemaConnect’s chargers to a single state-of-the-art network developed by a joint engineering team, which nearly doubles with this acquisition. The addition of the SemaConnect hardware will accelerate Blink’s expansion across multiple municipalities and geographies, including California where SemaConnect chargers already comply with local requirements for swipe credit card functionality.

Founded in 2008, SemaConnect is a market leader with a diverse suite of products, including Level 2 and DC Fast chargers, and charging-as-a-service program which provides a full package of EV charging solutions. SemaConnect’s hardware and software solutions reach a wide range of critical EV charging customers across municipal, parking, multifamily, hotel, office, retail and commercial in the U.S. and Canada. Major customers include CBRE, JLL, Hines, Greystar, AvalonBay Communities, Cisco Systems, General Electric, among others.

Mahi Reddy, Founder and CEO of SemaConnect, said:  “Like Blink, SemaConnect has been a leader in the EV charging industry since its early days, and the combination of our expertise will enable us to scale the deployment of EV infrastructure even more quickly and efficiently. We are excited to join Blink as we charge ahead in transforming the EV charging industry with flexible, reliable, and innovative solutions for customers around the globe.”

“With complementary values, business models, and equipment, SemaConnect was an ideal acquisition target for Blink. This acquisition brings to Blink top talent from the industry. By adding the SemaConnect team to its ranks, Blink is building an industry leading EV charging company. We welcome the SemaConnect team to the Blink family,” said Mr. Farkas.

“With this acquisition and Blink’s recent past acquisitions, including EB Charging and Blue Corner in Europe, we have significantly expanded and strengthened our position as a global leader in the EV space,” said Mr. Farkas.

Mahi Reddy from SemaConnect is expected to join the Blink Board of Directors.

The SemaConnect acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

Blink Charging will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the transaction today, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time.

To access the live webcast, log onto the Blink Charging website at www.blinkcharging.com and click on the News/Events section of the Investor Relations page. Investors may also access the webcast via the following link:
https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2468/45828

To participate in the call by phone, dial (888) 506-0062 approximately five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. International callers please dial (973) 528-0011. Callers should use access code: 778753.

A replay of the teleconference will be available until July 14, 2022 and may be accessed by dialing (877) 481-4010. International callers may dial (919) 882-2331. Callers should use conference ID: 45828.

 

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 across 18 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’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 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, 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 SEMACONNECT

SemaConnect is a leading provider and pioneer of electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions to the North American commercial, residential and fleet market. A complete EV support partner, SemaConnect is making transportation electrification possible in this decade through innovative, elegantly designed charging stations, a robust and open network platform, and an unparalleled charging experience for drivers and station owners. Since its founding in 2008, SemaConnect has installed thousands of smart charging stations at top companies like CBRE, JLL, Hines, GreyStar, AvalonBay Communities, and General Electric. SemaConnect is a charging solutions partner to municipal, parking, multifamily, hotel, office, retail and commercial fleet customers across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit https://semaconnect.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

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risks related to the acquisition of SemaConnect, as well as Blink Charging’s ability to integrate the acquired business within expected timeframes and to achieve the revenue, cost savings and earnings levels from such acquisition at or above the levels projects, and those other risks 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 Builds Out Rural EV Charging Stations with Virginia Clean Cities Grant

April 06, 2022

 

 

Blink Charging Builds Out Rural EV Charging Stations with Virginia Clean Cities Grant

Installation of the publicly-accessible chargers celebrated at ribbon-cutting event in partnership with Virginia Clean Cities and Hampton Inn

 

 

Miami Beach, FL   — Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, in partnership with Virginia Clean Cities, today announced the deployment of 6 charging ports along Route 81 at the Hampton Inn Woodstock. The deployments have been funded in part by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Electrification Partnership through Virginia Energy. They are part of more extensive efforts in the region by Virginia Clean Cities and Blink to make EV charging infrastructure accessible along travel corridors and create a regional EV ecosystem.

“Blink continues to build out EV infrastructure along highways, travel corridors, and across rural America,” said Mike Battaglia, Blink Charging Senior Vice President. “We are honored to work with this premier brand in the lodging industry. Hospitality properties such as the Hampton Inn are a natural and much-needed application of destination charging, providing EV drivers with range confidence as they travel.”

“The Woodstock Hampton Inn & Suites is pleased to add these Blink EV Charging Stations to the services we offer our guests. Offering EV chargers among our suite of amenities is another way we offer travelers peace of mind,” said Allon Lefever, Hampton Inn Owner. “We love that you can charge while you sleep and be confident your car is fully charged and ready for your journey.”

“These fast Level 2 chargers allow for the use of clean and affordable domestic energy in all communities in Virginia,” stated Alleyn Harned, Virginia Clean Cities Executive Director. “Our federally supported program seeks to install approximately 200 chargers with Blink in this project across Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and West Virginia and to facilitate more projects dedicated to building EV charging infrastructure.”

Virginia Clean Cities, Blink, and the Hampton Inn Woodstock are hosting a ribbon-cutting event today, April 7th, to commemorate the installation and invite local community leaders, business leaders, and the public, along with remarks from state, regional, and local dignitaries, including the Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce. An EV showcase will follow the ribbon-cutting in partnership with local dealerships, where various full EVs and plug-in models will be on display.

Blink is working with hospitality properties to deploy fast Level 2 travel-friendly EV charging stations in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership grant opportunity. Twenty-two hospitality locations in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. have deployed or have applied for funding to deploy 48 Blink chargers. The grant remains available through 2023 with a target to deploy more than 200 Level 2 Blink chargers.

 

ABOUT BLINK CHARGING

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and has deployed over 37,000 charging ports across 18 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’s principal line of products and services include its Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including 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 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/.

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ABOUT VIRGINIA CLEAN CITIES

Virginia Clean Cities advances air quality improvement, economic opportunity, and energy security through deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure, education programs, and other petroleum reduction activities. More information at www.vacleancities.org and www.driveelectricva.org Stations can be found online at https://afdc.energy.gov/stations/.

ABOUT HAMPTON INN WOODSTOCK

At the beautifully decorated Hampton Inn & Suites Woodstock, VA, our friendly staff goes the extra mile to deliver the exceptional stay you deserve. Intuitively designed for both function and comfort, it is our priority to always have a super clean room, and a warm breakfast for you in the morning, so that you, our guest, have a seamless, best in class experience – every time! That’s the 100% Hampton Guarantee.

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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 Launches Seven Next-Generation Electric Vehicle Charging Products at CES, Powering the Electrification of Transportation Globally

January 13, 2022

 

 

 

Blink Charging Launches Seven Next-Generation Electric Vehicle Charging Products at CES, Powering the Electrification of Transportation Globally

 

 

 

With seven new products spanning home, fleet, multifamily and retail charging, Blink is providing the industry’s only complete, end-to-end solution for the EV ecosystem and addressing critical EV charging infrastructure needs

 

 

 

Las Vegas, NV  — Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner and operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today launched seven new products at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an unprecedented achievement in the company’s 13-year history. The new products include the MQ 200, HQ 200 (Smart and Basic models), Vision IQ 200, and 50kW DC Fast Charger, which offer next-generation EV charging technology across the EV ecosystem, including home, fleet, multifamily, and retail. Some charging products also feature a new vehicle-to-grid technology capable of dynamically balancing energy demand with supply. In addition, Blink is launching two new apps, Blink Mobile App and the Blink Fleet portal, to empower a more seamless, efficient, and affordable charging experience for both consumers and fleets. Blink is located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall at booth #3623 and will host a press conference today, January 5, at 11:15 a.m. Pacific. The press conference will be live-streamed via YouTube here.

Blink is 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 they can rely on in a rapidly evolving market. Offering the most flexibility in the industry, Blink’s personalized and strategic business models also achieve customer goals whether partners want to own, partner with, or host their charging infrastructure.

“With the launch of this next-generation of products, Blink is leading a paradigm shift in what charging infrastructure is and can be,” said Michael D. Farkas, founder and CEO of Blink Charging.

“Pairing more than a decade’s worth of industry experience with the newest charging technology available in the market, we have built products that create reliable and enjoyable charging experiences for customers across the industry. By taking this holistic approach to electrification, reaching consumers, fleets, businesses, retailers, developers, and municipalities, we are making transitioning to EVs easier than ever before, while also helping to deliver on the electrification goals set forth by both public and private entities globally.”

Blink’s newly launched products are included below.

 

 

MQ 200

Electrifying the full fleet ecosystem, such as those in trucking, delivery, taxi, rental, public utility, and commercial industries, is a key step in accelerating an electric vehicle future. Driving Blink further into fleet services, the Company is releasing the MQ 200, a 50-amp scalable charging station that meets the unique needs of fleets and locations requiring multiple fast chargers.

 

​​Designed especially for fleets, workplace, and multifamily locations, the MQ 200 makes deploying numerous chargers at a single location convenient, cost-effective, and scalable. It features an advanced, integrated Plug & Charge functionality which allows any electric vehicle or fleet EV with this capability to start a charge instantly after plugging in.

 

The MQ 200 communicates with the Blink Network and the Blink Fleet Portal, launched today, via LTE or Wi-Fi connections. The chargers can be deployed using local load management which allows for installation of 2 to 20 Blink chargers on a single circuit, perfect for reliable overnight charging of fleet vehicles in a queue, while the unit’s smart grid functionality allows communication directly with local utilities. The MQ 200 also comes with multiple cable management options which can be paired with all charger deployment methods, whether wall, pole, or pedestal.

 

HQ 200

With more than 80 percent of EV drivers expected to charge at home, Blink’s HQ 200 is bringing the next generation of home charging to the market. The product comes in two models: the HQ 200 Smart, which provides drivers remote control and intelligence via Wi-Fi, and the HQ 200 Basic, for those consumers looking for a more streamlined solution.

 

The HQ 200 features 50 amps of output and makes at-home charging easier, faster, and more seamless than ever before. The HQ 200 Smart is equipped with vehicle-to-grid and load-sharing technology, which allows multiple EVs to charge at home on a single, shared circuit – perfect for a household with multiple EVs. The HQ 200 Smart charger is smart-home ready and connects to the new Blink Mobile App via 5Ghz Wi-Fi.

 

Vision-IQ 200

The Vision product line by Blink pairs the company’s industry-leading Level 2 charging equipment with an impressive dynamic digital media display, offering a full-service advertising capability with an integrated charging station ideal for retail, hospitality, and high-traffic locations.

The Vision-IQ 200 is equipped with one or two 80-amp chargers and offers two 30-inch screens capable of displaying both static and dynamic advertising, while the Blink IQ 200 charging station is compatible with all-electric vehicles. The product is designed to advertise products and services, and property hosts will be offered revenue share opportunities for both charging and advertising income. The Vision-IQ 200 communicates with the Blink Network via LTE or Wi-Fi connections. It can also be deployed using local load management and features smart grid functionality.

 

DC Fast Wall 50 kW

Blink’s DC Fast Wall 50 kW is a compact, high-performance, and easy-to-install charger with up to 150 amps of output. Packing the power of DC fast charging into a smaller, sleeker wall-mounted charger, the DC Fast Wall 50 kW is the size of a flatscreen TV – a fraction of the size of typical DC fast chargers – and features a new vehicle-to-grid technology capable of dynamically balancing energy demand with supply. It comes as both a wall-mountable or pedestal solution and can charge two cars simultaneously making it ideal for fleet, retail, streetside charging, and all high-traffic locations.

 

One of the industry’s fastest and most convenient chargers, the DC Fast Wall 50 kW boasts 97% efficiency. It also features fast communications via integrated LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 10-inch touch screen display, and an RFID reader to easily start a charge with a Blink member card, credit card, and Blink Mobile app.

 

Blink Fleet Portal

An integrated electric fleet management solution, the new Blink Fleet portal is designed to help fleet managers improve operational efficiencies at all levels. The Blink Fleet portal is a smart software platform that connects chargers, vehicles, fleet managers, and fleet drivers – all in one convenient solution –  to improve reliability, flexibility, and uptime. The product can also be integrated into existing platforms via API, enabling even more flexibility.

 

Blink Fleet software offers a comprehensive dashboard with real-time reporting and vehicle diagnostics for fleet managers to track a variety of operations including routing, charging depots and activity, vehicles and drivers, as well as mobile charging in case of rescue needs in emergency situations. It was designed upfront to enable 99% uptime. The software also features smart AI enabled charging to automatically set when, how much and how quickly to charge vehicles, as well as a Smart Grid functionality to communicate with local utilities and avoid off-peak hours.

 

For vehicle and driver management, the product integrates with vehicle telematics for real-time information for tracking and alerts, daily route management, charging status and history, vehicle diagnostics, and service schedules. The Blink Fleet solution also features a mobile app for drivers that includes charging status, routes, updates, automatic data sync, and communication.

 

Blink Mobile App

The new Blink Mobile App is designed to make the EV charging experience easier and more accessible for both public and home charging. It puts EV drivers in control with expanded keyword search allowing drivers to search for nearby activities, like a cafe or shopping center, that are in close proximity to a charging station, seamlessly integrating EV charging into everyday life. The Blink Mobile app also enables interoperability with other charging providers’ networks, allowing drivers to charge at a ChargePoint station, for example.

 

The new Blink Mobile App allows drivers to reserve charging sessions in advance, favorite frequent charging stations, and set charging reminders to take advantage of off-peak electricity rates. The app also provides account and charging history reporting and real-time charging information, which includes estimated time left to charge and estimated costs to help drivers plan their charging sessions.

 

Blink site hosts will have more flexibility and functionality surrounding pricing, allowing them to more closely mirror real electricity costs and adjust charging rates to EV drivers in response. It will also feature more robust reporting to allow hosts to better manage their costs and understand their location’s use.

 

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/.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

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