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The Easiest Way to Become Part of the EV Charging Network

August 26, 2022

Joining the EV Charging Network The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is still in the early stages, but retailers and other public and private sectors are already beginning to plan for the EV future. Among the many decisions, the public and private sectors must make is choosing the business model they plan to use when providing...

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What is Sourcewell?

August 18, 2022

Procurement does not have to be difficult, thanks to Sourcewell. You can enjoy access to pre-completed public bidding processes, and discounted prices on EV charging solutions. Sourcewell offers a cooperative procurement solution that enables government public entities to purchase goods at competitive prices, and signing up is free. Sourcewell, formerly known as the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA),...

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How Long Do Electric Car Batteries Last?

July 28, 2022

Electric cars are on the rise. Maybe not as fast as the gas price, but they’re rising, nonetheless. The number of electric car sales nearly doubled from last year until now. About 10% of people buying a new car chose an electric one. More interesting still, China sold more EVs the previous year than the...

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Day or Night: When is the Best Time to Charge Your EV?

July 14, 2022

One of the first questions many people ask themselves when they get an electric vehicle (EV) is: When should I charge it? Unlike internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, where you can just drive to the nearest gas station and pump a bunch of (super expensive and super stinky) liquid into the tank, with an EV,...

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How is the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Electrifying School Buses

June 23, 2022

Overview One goal of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is to accelerate the electrification of America’s transportation industry, including school buses. Today approximately 480,000 school buses are operating in the United States, and only 1,800 electric buses are in operation or production. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), school buses collectively travel over three...

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The Projected Growth of EVs

June 9, 2022

Are EVs as popular as people think? Will their market share continue to grow? EVs are here to stay and the number of them on the road increases every day. EVs are popular with interest growing daily. Three out of four, or 75%, of consumers, think EVs are the future of transportation, while 85% are...

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Understanding NEVI Funding for EV Charging Infrastructure Along America’s Highways

May 25, 2022

When President Joseph Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law, he made the most significant commitment of federal dollars toward electric vehicle charging in our nation’s history. Also called the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this legislation includes $7.5 billion to build out a nationwide network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers. Of these...

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Charging Electric Cars in an Apartment Complex

May 12, 2022

Soon, “Do you have EV charging stations?” is going to become a standard question when hunting for apartments. After all, why would electric vehicle owners want to live somewhere that doesn’t allow them to charge their vehicles? It’s kind of an important thing when you own one. Especially since 80% of EV charging is done...

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Earth Day and the Importance of Green Energy

April 21, 2022

Earth Day is a celebration of our planet. In this celebration, we acknowledge the future of green technology is not only healthier for the planet and its residents, but more high-tech than more archaic, higher polluting options. Earth Day and Green Tech Industrialization has caused worldwide pollution, but we all know creating easier solutions to...

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Why Is the Industry Investing So Heavily in Electric Pick-Up Trucks?

February 10, 2022

Both consumers and businesses are embracing the electric truck as the ideal vehicle for work and local deliveries. And the automobile industry is investing in these vehicles like never-before.  The Most Popular EV in America  Trucks and SUVs are America’s favorite cars. Hence, the new Fords, GMs, and Rivians are being reserved years in advance.  ...

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Why Should an Electric Sedan be Your Next Car?

January 27, 2022

 While some electric vehicles have a higher upfront price than gas-powered vehicles, total ownership cost for electric vehicles prove to be lower in the long run, especially for those who plan to keep their car for a while.  Cision reports that according to Kelly Blue Book, electric vehicles average around $10,000 more than similar gas-powered...

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New Year, New EV Tax Credits, New Choices in EVs

January 20, 2022

2022 has promised to bring more EVs to more consumers than ever before. Afraid EV tax credits have been phased out? Unable to find the range you want at the price you want?  The new year brings new opportunities for all EV drivers. With 100 models to choose from, up from 62 last year, and...

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Which Auto Manufacturers Are Joining the EV World This Year?

January 13, 2022

This year, many auto manufacturers are introducing new EVs to their line-up, but what’s even more exciting is that some manufacturers are getting into the EV game for the first time, while others have vowed to produce only EVs by 2030. Luxury Brands Joining the EV World At the top of the list is Cadillac...

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How V2G Technology Can Change the Future of Energy

December 23, 2021

V2G technology can change the future of energy and mitigate climate change by allowing EV batteries to push energy back to the grid. What is V2G? V2G or “vehicle to grid” technology allows power to be pushed back from an electric vehicle battery into the electrical grid. The electric car can be charged or discharged...

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Want to Bring EV Charging to Your Workplace? It May Not Be as Hard as You Think

December 9, 2021

Corporations and employers are providing electric vehicle charging stations at the workplace for all kinds of reasons. Some offer chargers as benefits and amenities to attract and retain top talent who are environmentally conscious and comfortable with cutting-edge technology. Others offer them to impress clientele, and to fulfill sustainability objectives. EV chargers also send clear...

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What Happens to Spent EV Batteries?

November 5, 2021

EV batteries can be recycled, reused, or both, fueling everything from electric bicycles to elevators. While myths about EV batteries end up in landfills still persist, the energy left inside used EV batteries is far too valuable to waste. Electric vehicle batteries are expensive, but unlike gas-powered vehicles, they don’t need to be replaced often....

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When Will Electric Ambulances Be at a Hospital Near You?

October 14, 2021

Electric fleets are not a new idea, and many businesses are replacing their fleets with greener models that cost far less to run and maintain. Any business which owns and operates its fleet knows that having ready and reliable vehicles is key for operational success. Fleet businesses need to plan their transportation ahead of time,...

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The Personal Health Benefits of EVs

October 7, 2021

We all know EVs are better for the health of the environment, but did you know they’re also better for the health of us humans? October is Health Awareness Month, and at Blink, we’re celebrating the health benefits of electric vehicles. Air pollution kills a shocking 7 million people a year, according to the World...

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Different Types of Charging

September 30, 2021

Level One, Level Two, DC Fast….what? Confused? It’s easier than it sounds. If you’re not quite sure what level of charging is for you, don’t worry, Blink has you covered. There are two basic types of AC charging: Level One and Level Two, and the primary difference between them is how much power they can...

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What Will Happen to Your Charger When 2G is Deactivated? Blink Has You Covered

September 22, 2021

Technology is always moving forward. You’ve probably heard a lot about different cellular signals, like 4G and 5G. Many cellular signal providers have shut down their 2G service as it’s not relevant for most customers anymore. Due to the change, older cellular devices must be retired. This change will affect every device that connects to...

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Truck Stops and Travel Plazas: Bringing EV Chargers to Travelers

July 28, 2021

EV Charging stations are appearing everywhere. According to the Bloomberg Report’s “Electric Vehicle Outlook”, industry insiders expect 57% of vehicles on the road to be EVs by 2050. That is a huge number, but the popularity of EVs rises every year. Nearly 2 million new EVs will be on the road this year, when just...

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Weather and EVs: How to Enjoy Your EV All Summer Long

July 8, 2021

Extreme weather can affect EV performance. Most EV drivers know that cold weather can cause range loss in electric vehicles, and that running the heater can make the loss greater. But most drivers don’t consider the effect of hot weather. Extreme temperatures of any kind can have a detrimental effect on an EV, causing range...

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Can Teslas Charge on a Regular Level 2 Charger? A DCFC? It’s All About the Adapter

June 30, 2021

It’s all about the adapter. If you’re a Tesla driver and confused about what you need to charge without a Tesla Supercharger, you’re not alone. Plenty of incorrect information travels online and by word of mouth, leaving drivers wondering what’s possible and what’s not. The frustration is over. Blink has the down-low on every kind...

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What If Your Garage Was Built Ready to Charge Your Car?

June 2, 2021

Your next home will probably be able to charge your car. As electric vehicle sales soar, local governments may require builders to include EVSE-ready infrastructure in their new builds. According to Slashgear, electric car regulations could see “all-new” home builds in the US required to be “EV-ready” in the near future. The article also says,...

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Drivers Can Use the Fastest Chargers to “Top Off” an EV, But Should They?

April 7, 2021

There are times that an EV driver may need to “top off” their car quickly and get on the road fast, whether they’re faced with a long drive across town or the country, or maybe they have an emergency and don’t have hours to invest in charging. When you need to be on the road...

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