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Introducing Blink Fleet Management

July 20, 2023

Today’s fleets need more than just vehicles. Not only will the new electric fleets need depot EV charging stations, but they need new telematics that include and manage charging. With the Blink Network, it’s easy to manage your organization’s workplace, public, and fleet EV chargers from a single portal. Here’s what you need to know...

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What’s New on the Blink Network?

July 11, 2023

With the recent integration of SemaConnect hardware into the Blink Network, we’ve expanded the size of the Blink Network and added several new features for managing your charging stations. While many of these features are initially offered to Series X charging stations, they will be expanded across the Blink Network, where supported by hardware. Here’s...

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Your Questions Answered: How Much Does It Cost to Charge an EV?

July 5, 2023

The cost of buying an electric vehicle is slowly coming down, making it easier for more drivers to go electric. EV drivers can enjoy tax credits and lower maintenance costs. But how much does it cost to charge an electric car? Here’s what the math says.  Charging Cost Formula  In a blog on this topic,...

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Universal EV Charging with Blink

June 30, 2023

There have been some innovative changes in the EV industry. To address the changes in the EV sector, and more specifically, EV charging, Blink Charging announced that we will now offer the much talked about North American Charging Standard (NACS) connector on our full line of EV charging products. This newly renamed plug is quickly...

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SemaConnect, Welcome to Blink Charging

June 28, 2023

Last year, Blink Charging made several acquisitions including SemaConnect, a leading North American EV charging company. We are excited to announce that our network integration is now complete! Former SemaConnect EV drivers and charging station hardware have been moved onto the Blink Network.   What This Means for EV Drivers  Former SemaConnect members can now...

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Choosing a Charger for Your EV School Bus Fleet

June 27, 2023

Fleets of internal combustion engine vehicles all over the United States are being replaced with electric vehicles (EVs), among many of which are school buses. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened the second round of funding for its Clean School Bus Program Grants. Here’s what you need to know about the EPA...

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How EV Charging Boosts Your Workplace Benefits Package

June 23, 2023

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more mainstream, more workplaces are starting to provide charging options for their employees. While 80% of charging takes place at home, EV drivers without access to a home charger must use workplace or public charging stations to keep their vehicles charged. In PlugInAmerica’s 2023 EV Driver Survey, “over a quarter”...

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Introducing Blink EV Charging for Vizient

June 21, 2023

Have you heard? Blink Charging is now a Vizient Awarded Supplier! Now Vizient and Provista members can take advantage of Blink’s contract for residential and commercial electric vehicle charging stations using Vizient Contract #SV4060. Here’s what you need to know. What is Vizient? As the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company, Vizient provides...

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Why EV Charging Should Be Your Parking Facility’s Next Amenity

June 15, 2023

According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Global EV Outlook 2023, EV sales in the US increased by 55% in 2022, and analysts predict a 35% year-on-year increase by the end of 2023. With millions of electric vehicles on the road now and in the future, commercial parking facilities must be prepared for the needs...

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Why Should Governments Care About EV Charging?

June 13, 2023

Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) is slowly making its way across the country, filling in the gaps in America’s charging network, and facilitating the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). But it’s not just private businesses that are installing EV charging infrastructure. Federal, state, and municipal governments are also electrifying their fleets and adding charging stations...

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How Will EVs Change Convenience Stores and Truck Stops?

June 8, 2023

Electric vehicles (EVs) are set to revolutionize every aspect of American life, and that includes convenience stores and truck stops, especially those along the United States federal highway system. With federal EV sales goals of 50% in 2030, it pays to start investing in electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) for your convenience store or truck...

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Three Reasons Why Multifamily Communities Need EV Charging

June 6, 2023

Electric vehicle ownership is expanding. There are now over 3.6 million EVs in the United States, with millions more on their way. As electric vehicle ownership expands to the public, EV charging at residential and multifamily communities is critical. Here are three reasons why you should consider EV charging at your apartment community this year. ...

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Four Benefits of EV Charging at Your Medical Office Building

June 2, 2023

According to Veloz’s EV Market Report, there were over 3.6 million electric vehicles in the United States in April 2023. And with a federal US goal of 50% EV sales by 2030, there is no doubt that electric vehicles are the future of transportation. Electric vehicles represent a shift from a weekly gas station visit...

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How to Plan Summer Travel with an EV

May 25, 2023

Electric vehicles (EVs) change everything, and that includes your summer travel plans. Because gas stations are almost everywhere, it’s relatively easy to travel in an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. When you travel with an EV, though, you must be more meticulous with your planning as chargers can become more difficult to find outside urban...

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Why Hotels Are Essential to This Year’s Summer EV Travel

May 19, 2023

The summer travel season is upon us and that means millions of Americans hitting the road for a good old American roadtrip. Every year, even more of these trips are taken by electric vehicles (EVs), as people continue making the switch. By 2030, McKinsey even predicts that there will be as many as 48 million...

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Considerations for Fleet EV Take Home Vehicles and Charging

May 16, 2023

For many businesses, electric vehicles are an opportunity to save money on company cars and boost corporate image. Not only are EVs cheaper to maintain, but with home and commercial chargers, fleet managers can save thousands on fuel costs. If you’re considering electrifying your take-home fleet, here are a few questions to plan now.  How...

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How to Answer Top EV FAQs This Season at Your Dealership

May 9, 2023

It’s a new car-buying season and many new car buyers want to take advantage of the federal government’s electric vehicle tax incentives. With many customers considering their first EV, it’s up to the dealership sales representatives to answer questions and address knowledge gaps about this new technology. To help, we have compiled some of the most common...

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Why EV Charging is the Missing Puzzle Piece for Retailers

May 5, 2023

Parking spots are getting a makeover thanks to the rise of electric vehicles. Now parking lots and parking garages are a place where EV drivers charge while shopping and running errands. With a new shopping season beginning, now is the ideal time for big box retail stores, shopping malls, and other retail locations to survey...

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EV Charger Manufacturing in the US… Why Does It Matter?

May 1, 2023

The White House recently implemented rules for various federal funding opportunities requiring companies to be Buy America compliant. The EV charging industry is no different. The Buy America standards require that all steel and iron incorporated into a project must be produced in the United States. The assembly and manufacturing processes of products, including EV...

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How to Choose the Right Installer for Your Dealership’s EV Chargers

April 27, 2023

When installing electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment at your automotive dealership, there is a lot to consider. And, considering that the EV market in the United States is projected to be worth just under $140 billion by 2027, now is the right time to install charging equipment. First, your location will need to undergo a...

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How EVs Charge Your Sustainability Strategy

April 20, 2023

Savvy consumers and businesses want more from the companies they deal with. It’s not enough to simply have great products and services anymore. Now, a company that wants to be successful has to prove that it is also socially responsible, as consumers have overwhelmingly stated that they want to deal with companies that are environmentally...

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How Do the Used and Commercial Clean Vehicle Tax Credits Work?

April 13, 2023

Usually when discussing federal electric vehicle tax credits in the United States, most people are referring to the Clean Vehicle Credit (formerly the Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit) for new EVs. But that’s not the only federal tax credit for buying an EV. Beginning in 2023, there are two new EV tax credits:...

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The Global Outlook of Electric Vehicles

April 6, 2023

Perhaps nothing illustrates the rise of electric vehicles over the past decade more than this statistic: In 2012, the total number of electric vehicles (EVs) sold in the entire world was 120,000. In 2021, more EVs than that were sold each week. In total, the International Energy Association reports, 6.6 million EVs were sold around the world...

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Why Fleet Owners Are Electrifying Their Vehicles This Year

April 4, 2023

The best time to transition your business vehicle fleet from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EV) is now. Thanks to new tax credits for EVs and EV charging stations as well as lower fuel and maintenance costs for EVs, fleet managers can now save money while setting an example for other organizations....

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How To Choose the Right EV Charging Equipment for Your Dealership

March 30, 2023

In January 2023, 7.1% of all light-duty vehicles registered were all-electric, “a 74 percent increase year-over-year and a noticeable change, compared to a 4.3 percent share in January 2022” according to InsideEVs. Chances are that your customers are already asking about test driving and buying EVs from your dealership. While electric vehicle charging equipment is...

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