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eleven-x to Transform the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Parking with Innovative eXactpark Solution

September 22, 2022

 

eleven-x to Transform the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Parking with Innovative eXactpark Solution

 

 

The smart parking platform will help improve parking access and traffic flow on UWM’s campus

 

 

WATERLOO, Ontario  — eleven-x, a global leader providing complete, high-performance, wireless IoT and Smart City solutions, today announced the company has been awarded a contract by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee(UWM) to improve the parking experience on the 104 acre main campus by enabling a frictionless parking experience for students, faculty, visitors and staff. The company will deploy its eXactpark™ parking monitoring solution, which combines sensor-based space occupancy monitoring, real-time data, and intelligent enforcement amongst other features based on its comprehensive software platform.

To help UWM’s 4,700 employees, 23,000 students and countless visitors find parking more easily, eleven-x will install more than 1,200 units of its award-winning SPS-X sensor across the various parking structures and street spaces on campus. Additionally, solar powered signage will be installed at key points to help drivers with wayfinding, helping reduce cruise times, improve pedestrian safety and enhance the overall campus environment. eXactpark’s software platform will also provide real-time insight on parking availability for more efficient parking management to support increased revenues. The easy-to-use digital dashboard will be accessible via website or phone app, enabling the university to share space availability and location with drivers.

“We are thrilled to partner with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to improve the campus experience with eXactpark,” said Dan Mathers, President and CEO of eleven-x. “Our industry-leading solution will also help the university better plan for future infrastructure requirements as parking has wide-ranging impact on budgets and land use.”

The innovative parking monitoring solution, which is already being utilized by municipalities and institutions across North America, uses LoRaWAN®, a low-power technology that offers a 10-year battery life with minimal maintenance. Also, the SPS-X sensor utilizes multiple technologies including magnetic sensing, radar, Bluetooth and artificial intelligence to provide greater than 99.5% accuracy, the highest accuracy in the industry.

“eleven-x’s solution stood out to us because of its unrivaled accuracy, powerful reliability and low maintenance costs,” said Prasanna Nanda, Director – UWM Transportation Services at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “With the eXactpark sensors and software platform we will be able to streamline our parking operations and provide our community a seamless parking experience while improving mobility on our campus.”

For more information on eleven-x’s eXactpark solution please visit exactpark.com.

About eleven-x Inc.

eleven-x has a world-renowned reputation as a global leader providing wireless, high-performance, IoT and Smart City solutions for cities, campuses, and enterprises. Customers rely on the company’s expertise to deliver comprehensive solutions that are easy-to-use, fully scalable to help reduce costs, drive additional revenues and most importantly, deliver better services.

eleven-x is currently transforming the parking experience through its industry leading parking technology offering eXactpark™, a sensor-based space occupancy monitoring solution and comprehensive software platform, which enables frictionless parking for drivers and parking managers. Built on the award-winning, patent-pending SPS-X sensor, eXactpark helps customers achieve their key goals of traffic reduction, real-time status availability, improved compliance, increased revenues, lower operating costs and reduced GHG emissions. The solution is being utilized by cities and institutions across North America to successfully address mobility challenges. Visit eleven-x.com for more information and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, and YouTube.

About the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides an affordable, world-class education to 24,000 students from eighty-seven countries. Its fifteen schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health. As one of the nation’s top research universities, UWM partners with leading companies in Wisconsin and beyond to advance knowledge, bring new discoveries to market and prepare students for work in a global economy.

 

Media Contact:
eleven-x Inc.: Mark Hall – mark.hall@eleven-x.com | phone: 1.226.887.0011

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

September 12, 2022

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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About Blink Charging

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

About Veris Residential, Inc.

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

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INF Associates Contact
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M. 516.732.5988
kliguori@infassociates.com

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

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

August 31, 2022

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

About Beam Global

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

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

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

About UgoWork

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

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

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

August 18, 2022

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

About Endera

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

 

About ACE Parking

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

 

Media Contact

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

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

August 11, 2022

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

About EVgo

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

About Delta Electronics

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

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

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

For Media:
press@evgo.com

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

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/.

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Fleet Advantage’s Katerina Jones Honored as Trailblazer Top Brand Innovator by Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) 

June 13, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage’s Katerina Jones Honored as Trailblazer Top Brand Innovator by Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA)

 

 

Jones Acknowledged for Over 20 Years of Client-Centric and Data-Driven Integrated Marketing Experience 

 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE (June 13, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced today that Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Katerina Jones, has been named one of three Trailblazer Top Brand Innovators by the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA).

 

This award recognizes individuals in the transportation industry whose achievements, performance, and vision have helped shape their company or the industry at large. According to TMSA, a panel of­ industry veterans and non-biased judges selected companies and individuals for their excellence in sales or marketing accomplishments in the past 12 to 18 months. Playing a significant role in the success of Fleet Advantage’s business operations, Jones has been instrumental in acquiring new high-profile clients. Katerina spearheads various marketing initiatives such as industry reports, infographics, blogs, video content and much more. 

 

As an advocate for the advancement of women within the transportation industry, Jones has won several awards, authored nearly two dozen articles, and has made podcast appearances, most recently discussing “the value of mentorship for women” in equipment finance on the Monitor Podcast Series. This past April, she was selected as a 2022 Influential Business Woman of the Year recipient by the South Florida Business Journal. 

 

Katerina’s client-centric and data-driven marketing approach has immensely increased the collaboration, transparency, and clarity of Fleet Advantage,” said John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage. “As a part of our senior management team, Katerina has been significant in providing strategic guidance to the C-Suite on critical business matters as well as onboarding new clients through her structured marketing approach, which she executes and excels at daily.”

 

Jones involves herself in several charitable organizations, industry-related council positions and committees. She has been actively involved in the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) for five years, as a member of the Annual Conference Planning Committee. She was also part of the Equipment Leasing Finance Association (ELFA) as a member of the Communications Committee that supports industry outreach and awareness of equipment financing. Jones also developed and annually spearheads the IFDA (International Food Distribution Conference) Truck Driving Championship Kid’s Writing Contest. The contest recognizes the personal contribution of America’s Truckers and their children at the conclusion of the event.

 

About Fleet Advantage

 

Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $1.8 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program. We serve America’s top corporate fleets, including 5 of the top 10 private fleets in the country. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet asset management, financing solutions, and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Our model of TCO, clean diesel, and safety-enhanced trucks with shorter life cycles complement our customers’ ESG goals. The accomplishments of Fleet Advantage and our leadership team continue to be recognized for tremendous growth and industry leadership with numerous awards, including Top Private Independent and Most Innovative Firm by the Monitor Daily, Top Software & Tech Awards, Top Women Associates in Finance, and Green Supply Chain Awards to name a few. The company has also been named to Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation, and CEO John Flynn was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida – Emerging Category award.

 

Parkopedia and Uproad revolutionise in-car tolling payments for US drivers

May 27, 2022

 

Parkopedia and Uproad revolutionise in-car tolling payments for US drivers

 

  • ●  Uproad’s digital toll alert and payment services to be integrated into Parkopedia’s in-car payment platform, with coverage across the US at launch
  • ●  The partnership allows for automated digital toll payments that drivers now expect from within their connected vehicles, eliminating the requirement for a tolling transponder
  • ●  Toll roads are proven to be safer to use, with integrated systems allowing for full service and transaction visibility – allowing drivers to keep their attention on the road 

     

     

     

    27 May 2022 – London, UK / Washington, USA

    Parkopedia, a leading connected vehicles services provider, and Uproad, a leading mobile tolling payment system, have announced the integration of their platforms, automating the toll payment process for millions of drivers in the US.

    American drivers complete nearly 6 billion journeys, along the country’s nearly 9,500km of toll roads, bridges and tunnels every year, according to the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), who also concluded that toll roads and bridges tend to be safer, better maintained and less congested route options for drivers.

    Uproad toll alerts and payments are currently available in 19 US states, with further coverage to be added later this year. The partnership enables seamless access through tollways by unifying Parkopedia’s in-car payment platform with Uproad’s digital toll payment system, eliminating the need for a tolling transponder. Drivers only need to register and agree to terms and conditions once to enable license plate recognition to identify the vehicle every time it passes through a toll, triggering the automated and effortless payments that drivers now expect from their connected vehicles. Real-time notifications are also sent to the driver for each event, allowing for transaction transparency and ease of management.

    In the future, Parkopedia’s in-car payment platform will be a key enabler for the global transition towards smart cities, where tolling systems for zone entry and exit or road use are set to become the industry norm. Drivers of connected vehicles will expect an automated, all-digital customer payment experience for all tolling stations and chargeable zones as standard.

    In addition to tolling, Parkopedia’s vehicle-centric payment platform, allows drivers to pay for both on and off-street parking, as well as EV charging, and ‘pay-at-the-pump’ fueling, all via the vehicle’s infotainment system. The platform solves the time-consuming and expensive task of aggregating a large number of service suppliers and payment providers for automakers, uniting them into a single integrated solution. Unique Single Sign-On capabilities, with full Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security compliance, allows for consistency across all merchants and all commerce domains, bringing together a plethora of payment service providers without additional enforced customer authentication at the point of sale.

 

Anthony Michael Ibrahim, Director of Business Development and Partnerships in North America at Parkopedia, said: “Millions of US drivers use toll roads and crossings everyday. We are delighted to partner with Uproad to increase our payment platform’s tolling coverage across North America and provide drivers with the seamless, automated digital toll payments that they now expect from their connected vehicles. Uproad and Parkopedia are both providers of cutting edge driver convenience technology, and are committed to providing safe, transparent and secure systems enabling positive user experiences for drivers.”

Sean Boyan, VP of Business Development at Uproad, added: “This partnership marks an important chapter in Uproad’s pursuit of providing drivers with a frictionless way to navigate toll road charges and pay tolls. Parkopedia is a forward-thinking and dynamic industry leader, and we are truly excited to announce this partnership. Uproad covers about 90% of all US toll roads, so we’re confident that together we’ll vastly improve many driver’s toll road experiences.”

Uproad is the latest addition to Parkopedia’s portfolio of leading payment services in the US and Europe, joining recent additions such as parking operators Passport, APCOA and OPnGO, as well as fueling partners ThinxNet and CarPay-Diem, further expanding the reach of the Parkopedia Payment Platform since its launch last year.

 

About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by millions of drivers and organizations such as Audi, Apple, BMW, Ford, Garmin, GM, Hyundai Kia, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Sygic, TomTom, Toyota, Volkswagen, and many others. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fueling and tolls in 15,000 cities across 89 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.

 

About Uproad

Uproad, a modern, mobile tolling payment system, is a consumer startup within The Kapsch Group, an international transportation systems company. The company is committed to creating smart mobility solutions that help reduce pollution and traffic, making road travel safer, more reliable and efficient. Uproad provides a pivotal mobility product with an app that offers drivers a simple-to-use valid form of payment to pay tolls. Uproad offers account transparency, Toll Alert and a Trip Calculator, enabling drivers to get real-time notifications when they’ve passed a toll and budget for road travel. Drivers can also track tolling expenses, enabling smoother trips and stress-free toll payments. Visit https://www.uproad.com/ for more information.

Parkopedia Media Contact

Adam Calland Marketing Director

 

Parkopedia
T: +44(0)7838219129
E: adam.calland@parkopedia.com W: business.parkopedia.com

Uproad Media Contact

Tori Mattei
VirgoPR
Mobile: +1 631.942.5069 E: uproad@virgo-pr.com

Principal Solar and Triad Pro Innovators to Collaborate on Electric Vehicle Energy Storage Solutions

May 09, 2022

Principal Solar and Triad Pro Innovators to Collaborate on Electric Vehicle Energy Storage Solutions

 

 

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to Explore the Potential of Triad Pro’s eCell Technologies in Heavy Electric Vehicle Power Storage Solutions

 

Dallas, Texas, May 09, 2022 — Principal Solar, Inc. (OTC Pink: PSWW) (“Principal” or “the Company”), a strategic investor in organizations and technologies that support next-generation opportunities in traditional, renewable, and clean energy sectors as well as an investor in undervalued petroleum-producing properties, today announced that it has executed a definitive research and development agreement (“the Agreement”) with Triad Pro Innovators, Inc. (OTC Pink: TPII) (“Triad Pro” or “Triad”). The Agreement establishes a relationship for cooperative research and development between Principal and Triad Pro for the purpose of creating new power storage solutions for the Electric Vehicle (EV) industry.“We believe Triad’s eCell technology offers tremendous potential as a power storage solution for heavy electric vehicles,” said K. Bryce “Rick” Toussaint, CPA, MBA, Principal’s Chairman and CEO. “Principal’s agreement with Triad is another example of our commitment to identifying and investing in near-term, real-world electric vehicle solutions that meet today’s growing market demand.”

Potential applications for solutions created under the agreement include use in Principal’s client and portfolio company products, specifically its fleet-focused heavy electric vehicle conversions and hybrid-electric powertrains, which require unique capabilities supporting continuous operation with long charging cycles – capabilities underserved by existing battery technologies.

“Our relationship with Principal Solar is a real win-win for all parties,” said Murray Goldenberg, Chief Executive Officer of Triad Pro. “By gaining access to our eCell technology, Principal stands to position its portfolio companies as leaders in their respective fields thanks to the numerous benefits our solid-state eCell offers over traditional chemical-based batteries. For us, we stand to gain exposure to new opportunities and clients as we work with Principal to deliver our next-generation EV energy storage solution.”

The major advantage of Triad Pro’s eCell lies in its solid-state technology, which allows electric vehicles to accept a charge at any rate (limited only by network supply), thereby enabling ultra-rapid charge cycles that increase productivity by keeping heavy electric vehicles on the road. Another key eCell advantage is the absence of typical battery chemical solutions that degrade with repeated charge-discharge cycles, giving the Triad Pro eCell a lifespan of over 30,000 cycles, thereby greatly reducing ongoing maintenance costs for heavy EV owners.

About Principal Solar
Principal Solar is a strategic investor in organizations and technologies that support next-generation opportunities in traditional, renewable, and clean energy sectors as well as an acquirer and operator of undervalued petroleum-producing properties.

For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.pswwenergy.com.

About Triad Pro Innovators, Inc.
Triad Pro Innovators, Inc. has developed a proprietary device to be utilized in a variety of circumstances to store electricity. The newly developed Triad Pro power supply provides our storage system with tremendous operational flexibility. Using our propriety hardware and software solution, our eCell can be configured to store energy at a rate limited only by the network providing it, and then release that energy in a regulated way based upon the application, which allows for flexibility unknown in current chemical battery-based storage systems. Triad Pro creates and designs renewable energy solutions including Co-Generation and the patent pending eCells that can be used stand alone or modular as energy demands increase.

For further information, please visit Triad Pro’s website at https://triadproinc.com.

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Principal Solar Contact
K. Bryce “Rick” Toussaint, CPA, MBA
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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214.885.0032

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Fleet Advantage Celebrates Air Quality Awareness Week By Helping Corporate Transportation Fleets Reduce Emissions 

May 04, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Celebrates Air Quality Awareness Week By Helping Corporate Transportation Fleets Reduce Emissions

 

Innovative Solutions Help Modernize Fleets So They Can ‘Be Air Aware & Be Prepared!’

 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 4, 2022) – Air pollution is one of the world’s largest health and environmental problems, and is one of the world’s leading risk factors for death, attributed to an estimated 11.65% of deaths globally. As a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), Fleet Advantage recognizes Air Quality Awareness Week 2022 (celebrated May 2 – 6) by offering complimentary Emissions Scorecards for corporate transportation fleets in its ongoing efforts to promote better air quality.

 

Each year, the NOAA National Weather Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Department of State join the EPA to recognize and celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week. Its theme this year is “Be Air Aware & Prepared!”, and the goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and encourage people to check the Air Quality Index (AQI) daily.

 

“Since the day we opened our doors, our company has been focused on bringing about change to the industry through lower carbon output and cleaner air quality,” said Katerina Jones, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Fleet Advantage. “Our innovative programs illustrate the deep commitment we have to helping our corporate fleet partners serve as industry leaders while driving significant change for the benefit of our nation’s air quality.” 

 

Through the pioneering efforts of Fleet Advantage, the transportation fleet industry is now paying closer attention to their truck’s Life Cycles to understand where they can drive sustainability measures by optimizing replacement cycles. Rather than extending the truck’s use for several years, companies are leveraging Fleet Modernization Studies and the company’s Emissions Scorecards, that scrutinize truck’s performance data and economic factors to determine an optimum procurement and disposal strategy.

 

As part of the comprehensive Fleet Modernization Study, the Emissions Scorecard reviews the entire fleet by year, make, model, and compares fuel and mileage data and provides detailed information on CO2 reduction in metric tons and gallons of fuel saved, each time the truck was replaced, as well as forecasted savings.

 

Fleet Advantage customers operate fleets with lower cost per mile, a reduced carbon footprint and improved safety and driver morale by maintaining their fleet’s average life at about 2-3 years. This helps compliment ESG strategies for its customers in their goal to report to regulators and critical stakeholders. 

 

In March, the company announced a new program to help corporate truck fleets certify their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) output, as recently mandated under a proposed rule issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Fleet Advantage is the only finance lessor that has been certifying such measures for a decade with a focus on tractor trailer fleets that operate high annual mileages (MPY).

 

To learn more or receive an Emissions Scorecard and Fleet Modernization Study, call 954-615-4400 or visit https://www.fleetadvantage.com/contact.

 

About Fleet Advantage

 

Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $1.8 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program. We serve America’s top corporate fleets, including 5 of the top 10 private fleets in the country. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet asset management, financing solutions, and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Our model of TCO, clean diesel, and safety-enhanced trucks with shorter life cycles complement our customers’ ESG goals. The accomplishments of Fleet Advantage and our leadership team continue to be recognized for tremendous growth and industry leadership with numerous awards, including Top Private Independent and Most Innovative Firm by the Monitor Daily, Top Software & Tech Awards, Top Women Associates in Finance, and Green Supply Chain Awards to name a few. The company has also been named to Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation, and CEO John Flynn was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida – Emerging Category award.

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