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Market Update: How Battery Pack Costs Declined Since 2008

November 2, 2023

Electric vehicles, renewable energy systems, and grid energy storage all rely on efficient and affordable energy storage solutions, primarily lithium-ion batteries. The cost of battery packs has been a significant factor in the adoption of these technologies, and recent developments show that we’re moving in the right direction as prices drop. Let’s look at the...

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How Federal and State Government Incentives Make It Easy to Become an EV Owner

October 31, 2023

Whether you are looking to purchase your first electric vehicle (EV), your next EV, or electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) for your home, the United States has incentives, rebates, grants, and programs to help. The federal government, state governments, and even local utilities have special incentives to help anyone who is interested in joining the...

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What Should Commercial Real Estate Owners and Managers Consider When Choosing EV Charging?

October 27, 2023

The United States is on its way to becoming an electric vehicle-first (EV) country, meaning you will start to mostly see EVs on the road within this decade. We’ve discussed on this blog the numerous advantages of installing EV chargers at your commercial property. When it comes to installing electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) at...

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How EV Charging Supports Disaster Recovery and Roadside Assistance

October 24, 2023

From hurricanes to floods to wildfires, natural disasters bring havoc, disrupt essential services, and leave countless individuals without power for extended periods. The ever-changing environmental landscape has significantly heightened the frequency of natural disasters, costing the United States an average of $18 billion annually over the past five years. As these events continue to escalate,...

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How to Take Advantage of EV Charging Incentives for Fleets

October 11, 2023

Between the United States federal government, state, and local governments; power companies and utilities; and air pollution control districts, there are hundreds of incentives for fleet owners to switch from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs). EV fleets offer benefits such as reduced fuel and maintenance costs, helping you achieve your sustainability targets,...

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kWh Billing and New EV Charging Tax Policies: What You Need to Know

October 6, 2023

The electric car market is experiencing massive growth, exceeding 10 million in sales in 2022. As a result, regulations and guidelines related to electric vehicles are changing frequently, and consumers and charging station hosts must be aware of new developments. As both EV adoption increases and internal combustion engine vehicles have become more fuel efficient,...

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Where to Start with EV Charging for Convenience Stores & Truck Stops

October 5, 2023

The US federal government wants at least 50% of new vehicle sales in the US to be electric by 2030. To help facilitate this goal, the Department of Transportation is building a network of 500,000 EV chargers to connect the country along its network of interstate highways by 2030. Convenience stores and truck stops are...

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How LEED v4.1 Provides Points for EV Charging

September 27, 2023

We previously discussed how electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) can help you collect Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits. Since then, the United States Green Building Council, the organization that administers LEED, has released the latest version of the environmental accreditation: LEED v4.1. New projects are classified under BD+C (Building Design and Construction)...

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What Are Zero Emission Day and National Drive Electric Week?

September 21, 2023

September 21 is Zero Emissions Day. It’s also the kickoff to National Drive Electric Week which runs from September 22 – October 1, 2023. Let’s look at these two annual events and what they mean for current and future electric vehicle (EV) drivers. Zero Emission Day September 21st is Zero Emission Day. As the story...

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Should Parking Companies Create Their Own EV Charging Networks?

September 20, 2023

One type of company that is set to reap the rewards of the country’s transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) is parking management companies. While ICE vehicles require a visit to a gas station, which stores gasoline in a tank before transferring to the vehicle, EVs only need to plug...

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How EVs and EV Charging Can Help Corporate Scope 3 Emissions Goals

September 19, 2023

Every business is trying to find ways to cut down on their greenhouse gas emissions, and that includes your customers and your suppliers. The corporate value chain links companies together, and if a company wants to truly reduce its carbon footprint, that means it must consider not only its own direct greenhouse gas emissions, but...

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Why Schools Should Electrify Their Bus Fleets

September 12, 2023

The transition away from gasoline and diesel vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) is going full throttle in the United States, and that includes the iconic yellow school bus. Thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s (IIJA), there is $5 billion available in funding for clean school buses. Even with a flurry of activity and...

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How EVs Are Reducing Carbon (CO2) Emissions

September 8, 2023

As the world grapples with the pressing issue of climate change, it is evident that we need swift action to avert its worst impacts. One avenue to combat this crisis is a rapid reduction in carbon emissions from our daily transportation, one of the leading contributors of CO2 emissions. Enter electric vehicles: a practical step...

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Should Non-Acute Healthcare Install EV Chargers?

September 7, 2023

While medical centers and hospitals may lead the way in adopting new technology for medical facilities, independent and non-acute healthcare facilities are finding new ways to serve more patients. Electric vehicles are now making their way from city centers to communities, which means more patients who drive EV. Let’s dig into why independent doctor’s offices,...

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Why Used EVs Make EV Adoption Easy

September 1, 2023

Electric vehicles (EVs) are finally reaching mass adoption. A Bloomberg analysis found that the tipping point for EV sales is 5%, or “the start of mass adoption, when technological preferences rapidly flip.” The United States reached this point in 2021, meaning that by 2025, 25% of new cars may be electric vehicles. Canada joined the...

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Join Blink for World EV Day!

August 31, 2023

World EV Day is almost here! This year, Blink Charging is proud to join Green.TV’s fourth annual celebration as a Premium Partner and EV Charging Operator Sector Lead. Here’s what you need to know about World EV Day on September 9. What Is World EV Day? First organized in 2019, World EV Day is an...

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Four Benefits of EV Charging for Hospitality

August 25, 2023

EVs are reaching the mass market, and drivers expect to be able to charge their cars wherever they go. In fact, over 2.3 million electric cars were sold worldwide in the first quarter of 2023, a 25% increase from the same period in 2022, and the International Energy Agency currently expects 14 million global EV...

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The Benefits of EVs and Why They’re Here to Stay

August 23, 2023

The market is here, the market is now and it’s electric. The electric vehicle (EV) industry has not only experienced exponential growth in the past decade but has also yielded remarkable economic benefits. Giving rise to an entire culture, EVs have surpassed mere trends and evolved into a comprehensive lifestyle that prioritizes a sustainable future....

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Three Major Sources of Funding for EV Charging at Convenience Stores and Truck Stops

August 22, 2023

In the ongoing transition to electric vehicles (EVs), convenience stores and truck stops will continue to be important places for public EV charging. Statista says that in 2022, EV sales in the United States were just under 918,500, which was over 2.5 times more than in 2018. Furthermore, by 2035, EVs are projected to account...

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Where to Start with EV Charging for Multifamily

August 18, 2023

The message from multifamily residents is clear: they want modern amenities in their homes. The National Association of Home Builders lists these top trends at multifamily residences: environmental sustainability, opportunities for reduced energy costs, high-tech devices like smart thermostats, and wi-fi throughout the entire building. And in a 2021 Multifamily Design+Construction survey, electric vehicle charging...

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How EV Charging Boosts Value at Commercial Real Estate

August 14, 2023

Commercial real estate and electric vehicle (EV) charging are a natural fit. According to research firm Nareit, commercial real estate in the United States was valued at nearly $21 trillion in the second quarter of 2021. And Statista calculates that EV charging revenue will grow to $816.4 million by 2028. Commercial real estate owners and...

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Driving Green Initiatives: Direct Pay Tax Incentives for Local Governments

August 11, 2023

Cities and local governments are on the front lines responding to climate change, but high costs have slowed the progress of some sustainable energy projects. To address this challenge, federal tax credits that offer elective pay, commonly known as direct pay, can be a valuable tool to help communities finance climate change mitigation and resilience...

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Powering Up Dealerships: Why Many Dealers Need More Power for EV Charging

August 1, 2023

Automotive dealerships that sell electric vehicles (EVs) have a unique problem; most of them lack sufficient electrical power to charge many vehicles at once. These facilities were designed and built when internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles ruled the road, and they are usually not equipped with enough electrical infrastructure to handle a lot of EV...

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What Does Battery Storage Mean for EV Drivers?

July 27, 2023

Blink Charging recently announced our first battery energy storage system (also referred to as a BES system or BESS) in Pennsylvania that includes four direct current fast chargers (DCFCs). This innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging station will be beneficial to both drivers and businesses that want to host DCFC charging stations. Here’s what battery storage means...

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Why Level 2 Electric Vehicle Chargers Are the Dominant Choice for EV Charging

July 21, 2023

With the growing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) and the increasing need for reliable charging infrastructure, Level 2 (L2) EV chargers have emerged as the dominant choice for EV charging. While Level 3 chargers, also known as DC Fast Chargers (DCFC), grab headlines for their rapid charging capabilities, L2 chargers continue to be the main...

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