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Understanding the Federal Standards for the NEVI Program and Buy America Rules

March 20, 2023

The White House announced the final rules and regulations for states implementing their National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Programs and the Federal Highway Administration published its Buy America standards for EV infrastructure. These announcements impact both charging companies and consumers who will be using EV charging products. Here is a quick summary of what...

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Goodbye Range Anxiety, Hello Portable EV Charging

March 16, 2023

For many drivers considering their first electric vehicle, one of the biggest barriers is this: fear of running out of electricity, also known as “EV range anxiety.” With public charging stations less frequent along highways than gas stations, it makes sense. A Volvo/Harris study found that 65% of EV drivers said that they initially had...

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Meet the Redesigned Blink Portable EV Charger

March 15, 2023

You asked, we delivered. We’re excited to relaunch the newly redesigned Blink Portable Charger! First debuted in 2020 and included in pilot programs with roadside assistance companies, our new version is lighter and more flexible than ever before! Here’s what you need to know about the new mobile charger for emergency roadside assistance, insurance companies,...

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Three Advantages of Owning an Electric Car

March 8, 2023

The world is going electric and Blink Charging is here to make it happen. We’re helping drivers transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs). The shift from ICE to EV can be intimidating, but it’s easy once you know the basics. With that in mind, here are three advantages to owning an...

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Deep Dive into the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit in 2022 and 2023

March 1, 2023

The Section 30C Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Infrastructure tax credit expired at the end of 2021; however, with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the program was renewed for another 10 years with a few caveats.   The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 was signed into law by President Biden...

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How Do the Electric Vehicle Tax Credits Work?

February 23, 2023

Federal tax credits for electric vehicles in the United States are complicated, especially with new changes for 2023. Under the current version of the Section 30D Clean Vehicle Credit (CVC), there are specific criteria that both the vehicle and taxpayer must meet. The good news is that there are now tax credits for individuals and...

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Four Steps to Preparing Your Auto Dealership for Electric Vehicles

February 16, 2023

As the world continues to push forward with its transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), automotive dealerships have a great opportunity to position themselves at the forefront of this changing landscape.  Currently, there is a gap between interest in EVs versus knowledge of EVs. A 2020 Consumer Reports survey found...

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How EV Charging Building Codes Help Future-Proof New Developments

February 14, 2023

It’s not just vehicles that are changing with the shift to electricity. The buildings we inhabit, and their parking lots, are evolving too. More and more municipalities are adopting new building codes that mandate electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in new developments, further facilitating the overall adoption of EVs.   Why building codes are important ...

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The US Needs 20 Times More EV Charging Stations by 2030… Or Else

February 9, 2023

While it’s great news that electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular in the United States, it does pose a unique issue: EV sales are now outpacing EV charging infrastructure. The federal government and automakers have set new goals for electric vehicle sales, and now it’s up to the business world and EV charging companies...

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New Technologies in Sustainable Grid Infrastructure

February 8, 2023

For decades, Americans have relied on electricity for light, heat, and cooking. Future generations will increasingly rely on the grid to power their vehicles. Consequently, power grid stability and resilience have caught the public’s attention as the demand for electricity and energy-consuming technologies continues to rise. One question we are hearing with greater frequency is...

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5 Ways Owning an EV Can Save You Money

February 2, 2023

For the time being, some electric vehicles (EVs) are more expensive to buy than their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. However, that higher upfront cost is mitigated in other ways.  When it comes to fueling, maintaining and keeping your vehicle long-term, EVs perform better in every category (not to mention that they also perform better...

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Is Your Dealership Ready for EV Buyers?

January 26, 2023

The world is changing and we all have to change with it. In the automotive industry, the most obvious shift happening right now is from gasoline- and diesel-powered engines to fully electric motors.  Car buyers, car manufacturers, and governments at all levels are getting on board, and that means car dealerships need to get on...

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Taking the Steps to Join the EV World

January 19, 2023

When you make the decision to purchase an electric vehicle (EV), you are joining a growing group of people who are dedicated to lessening humans’ impact on the environment. You are taking a stand against air and noise pollution, and you are conveying your dedication to a greener future.  However, making the transition to an...

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What EVs Can We Look Forward to in 2023?

January 12, 2023

This year is shaping up to be the year of the electric SUV. While coupes and sedans have ruled the electric vehicle landscape up until now, SUV lovers are in for a treat with a myriad of electric sport utility vehicles being released throughout 2023 from new and legacy vehicle manufacturers alike.  Among the features...

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What does 2023 have in store for electric vehicles?

December 29, 2022

One calendar is ending and another is just beginning. It’s the perfect time to look into the future and see what the coming year has in store for electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging infrastructure.  Electric SUVs We’re not going to list every model of EV coming out in 2023, but suffice it to say...

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What Are the Different Methods of Charging an Electric Vehicle? 

December 22, 2022

Electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in popularity, and sales are projected to continue rising, with an estimate of around 10 million purchases by 2025. The innovative technology that goes into the design of these cars makes them an attractive prospect, so it’s no wonder people are showing interest. However, before using an EV, it’s crucial...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Level 2 Home EV Charging Station 

December 15, 2022

Virtually all electric vehicle (EV) buyers will receive a Level 1 home charging cable with the purchase of their vehicle (although some car companies have stopped including them with the purchase of a new vehicle unless drivers opt to spend extra).    For some, these Level 1 chargers will be good enough for their at-home charging...

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Why Hotels and Other Short-Term Rental Properties Need EV Chargers

December 9, 2022

As the world transitions from gas- and diesel-burning vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), it’s going to be important for businesses to start offering their customers EV charging solutions.  And while all businesses should eventually offer EV charging to customers, certain businesses will want to start providing EV charging sooner rather than later. These are businesses...

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Why Dealerships Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Selling EVs

November 11, 2022

Some vehicle dealerships in the United States are hesitant to carry or sell electric vehicles (EVs), but they shouldn’t be. The future will arrive whether people are ready for it or not, and it’s always better to be prepared. Steady adoption The adoption of EVs in the USA continues to be on a steady incline....

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Five Ways the New Blink Network Makes Hosting a Charger Easier

October 21, 2022

Blink is proud to announce the new and improved Blink Network with market-leading technology to enhance your experience. We are on a mission to enhance the user experience across all Blink platforms to develop the leading EV global charging network. We have rebuilt the host portal and EV driver mobile app from the ground up,...

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New Blink Mobile App Makes EV Charging Even Easier

October 14, 2022

Blink Charging has a new and improved mobile app! It has new features, better searching, & a more personalized experience for drivers. Here are five new features of the new Blink Charging Mobile app: 1. Save your favorite charging locations The new Blink Charging mobile app lets you save your favorite electric vehicle charger locations...

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LEED Certification and EV Charging Stations: What you need to know

September 29, 2022

Installing an electric vehicle (EV) charging station comes with all sorts of advantages, one of the most prominent being that it goes a long way toward helping you achieve LEED certification. What is LEED? To understand LEED, you just need to know what the acronym stands for: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is...

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Charging EV Fleets: What are the best chargers to use?

September 16, 2022

If you are a business, organization, commercial, government, or municipality that is making the switch from a polluting internal combustion engine (ICE) fleet to clean running electric vehicle (EV) fleet, welcome to the future! When making the switch, there are obviously many things you need to consider. One of those things is to determine what...

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Fact or Fiction: Electric Vehicle Charging in 2022

September 12, 2022

The world is going electric. Governments around the world are mandating an end to petroleum-based vehicles, and the sprint towards an all-electric future is on. Car manufacturers are rapidly transitioning to prioritize electric vehicles over internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Sales of EVs are projected to top 10 million worldwide by 2025. Now is a...

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Driving Fairness Among EV Charging

September 8, 2022

Ownership and interest in electric vehicles (EVs) are increasing at unprecedented rates across the country. EV sales doubled in 2021 from the previous year to a new record of 6.6 million. As more consumers purchase an EV, an open and fair charging network is needed to ensure fairness in the market for current and future...

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