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What Parking Facilities Should Know About Installing EV Charging Stations

June 18, 2024

If you own or run a parking garage or parking lot, you have the ideal location to provide EV charging stations. Here's what you should know about EV charging at your parking facility.

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Your Guide to EV Driver Etiquette in Multifamily Communities

June 14, 2024

Did you know there's specific etiquette for electric cars, especially in places with shared EV charging infrastructure like apartments? Here's what you should know.

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How Station Amperage and kW Affect EV Charging Times

June 6, 2024

A higher amperage rating on an EV charging station doesn’t necessarily mean quicker charging. Here's what you need to know about station amperage and EV charge times.

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What You Need to Know Before Equipping Your Airport with EV Charging

May 29, 2024

While fully electric airliners are still decades away, airports can make a significant impact now. Here's what facility managers need to know about adding EV charging to an airport.

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The Domino Effects of Blink’s New Manufacturing Facility

May 23, 2024

In March 2024, Blink proudly inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in Bowie, Maryland. Here’s what you should know about the effects on the broader EV industry.

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Blink and AEPA Make It Easy to Install EV Chargers at Schools

May 13, 2024

With AEPA, schools gain access to pre-vetted products at competitive prices, ensuring a hassle-free procurement process. Here's what you need to know about EV charging with Blink and AEPA.

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How EVs Contribute to Better Air Quality

May 7, 2024

Air Quality Awareness Week underscores the importance of understanding air quality in our everyday environments. Here's what you need to know about EVs and air quality.

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How Can EV Charging and Gas Stations Co-Exist?

May 3, 2024

The shift to EVs presents an opportunity for fuel stations, gas stations, and convenience stores. Here's what you need to know.

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What is PlugShare?

May 1, 2024

PlugShare is a leading 3rd party EV driver app that helps you locate and rate chargers. Here's what you need to know.

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How the Blink Network Makes Sustainability Reporting Quantifiable

April 25, 2024

EVs offer long-term environmental advantages over gas vehicles. Here's what you need to know sustainability reports and the Blink Network.

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What Construction And Electrical Contractors Need To Know About EV Charging

April 23, 2024

As the world transitions to EVs, there is a growing demand for skilled construction contractors and electricians who can install EV charging stations. Here's what contractors need to know.

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Driving For A Sustainable Planet On Earth Day

April 19, 2024

Transportation accounts for approximately 23% of total greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Here's what you need to know about why sustainable mobility matters this Earth Day.

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Overcoming Common Roadblocks Associated With Fleet Electrification At Scale

April 18, 2024

Fleets are increasingly transitioning from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs). While this shift presents challenges, notably in terms of cost, there are strategies to mitigate expenses while advancing towards EV adoption and achieving decarbonization objectives.

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How EV Charging Charges Your Hotel’s Sustainability Program

April 16, 2024

Similar to other industries, hotels, resorts, and other businesses in the hospitality sector are progressively embracing sustainability strategies aimed at integrating eco-friendly practices across their operations.

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How EV Charging Benefits Universities and Communities

April 12, 2024

With their dynamic environments, university campuses serve as ideal settings for the introduction of new technologies such as EV charging.

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Powering The Transition To Electric Airports

April 10, 2024

Airports are pivotal in driving the United States’ transition to EVs, with flight hubs globally seeking ways to reduce aviation’s environmental footprint while keeping pace with evolving automotive trends. Let’s explore the airport operations that can shift to electric vehicles and the chargers necessary to enable this transition.

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How EVs Improve Public Health

April 4, 2024

Battery electric vehicles produce no tailpipe emissions, making them a clear environmental choice over internal combustion engine vehicles. Here's what you need to know about the positive impact of EVs on human health.

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How Utilities And Dealerships Work Together To Facilitate EV Adoption

April 2, 2024

Electric utilities and automotive dealerships, among other businesses, collaborate with various levels of government to expand the charging network across the country, ensuring accessibility for all who require it.

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Blink's Community Impact In Arizona And Maryland

March 28, 2024

With more than 250 employees in the United States, Blink directly supports the growth of EVs, businesses, and investment from coast to coast.

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How EV Chargers in Parking Garages Help You Attract More Customers

March 22, 2024

Your customers are already parking their vehicles at your garage, so why not offer charging services and generate some additional revenue in the process?

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Maryland Celebrates New Blink Global Headquarters And Manufacturing Facility

March 19, 2024

Blink executives and the board of directors gathered for a week in Bowie, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. for the grand opening of the new manufacturing facility and discussions with policymakers about EV policy and Blink’s trajectory in 2024 and beyond.

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Blink Charging Celebrates Women in the Electric Vehicle Industry

March 6, 2024

March is Women’s History Month in the United States, and at Blink Charging we’re celebrating by highlighting the invaluable contributions of women to the electric vehicle (EVs) and electric vehicle charging field. From advocates to engineers, these inspiring women in leadership have played a significant role in shaping the EV landscape in the U.S. and beyond.

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Meeting Residential and Workplace Growth Goals with EV Charging

February 29, 2024

Whether you own a business, a commercial property, or a multifamily housing complex, you likely have growth goals to meet for the year. Every owner or investor strives to maximize their profit or return on investment for their properties.

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EV Range Confidence – Charged and Ready

February 27, 2024

The convenience of Level 2 and DC Fast Charging highlights the practicality of owning an EV. It’s essential to ensure the availability of suitable chargers at strategic locations and times to maintain range confidence.

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10 New EVs Racing into the Market in 2024

February 22, 2024

This year, a variety of new electric vehicles will make their debut on production lines and roads. Whether you’re in the market for high-performance vehicles, budget-friendly options for newcomers to the EV scene, or even a unique three-wheeled model, there’s something to suit everyone’s needs. Here are 10 of the EVs that our team is...

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Demand Response Management for EVs

February 21, 2024

The accelerating shift towards sustainable lifestyles has fueled the adoption of electric vehicles as a primary mode of daily transportation. In 2023, Kelley Blue Book reported an unprecedented purchase of 1,189,051 electric vehicles in the United States alone, while global EV sales are projected to range between 9.6 million and 14 million battery electric vehicles...

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How Government Incentives Help Convenience Stores Install Electric Vehicle Chargers

February 15, 2024

The United States Interstate Highway System is often referred to as the “greatest public works project in American history.” Now the US is undertaking another public works project that rivals the Interstate system: a nationwide electric vehicle (EV) charging network that stretches to every corner of the country and is able to support an anticipated...

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How Safe Are EVs for Fleets?

February 8, 2024

Many fleet owners and operators are interested in reducing operational and maintenance costs with electric vehicles (EVs), but they worry about vehicle safety. When you are used to one technology, how do you prepare for the next one? The fact is that EVs are just as safe as internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and, in...

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How Automotive Dealerships Can Save Money with Battery Energy Storage

February 1, 2024

Automotive dealerships must prioritize upgrading their electric infrastructure to support the anticipated increase in electric vehicle (EV) sales, projected to reach 2.5 million per year in 2028. The U.S. federal government is actively facilitating EV adoption, aiming to simplify the purchasing process for consumers, encourage companies to electrify their fleets, and assist businesses in installing...

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How Electric Vehicles Help You Prolong the Life of Your Fleet

January 26, 2024

When considering electric vehicles for a commercial or government fleet, fleet owners and managers must always ask, “How much will this cost?” Fleet managers try to prolong the working lives of their vehicles with regular maintenance and efficient usage. Regardless of the vehicle drivetrain, all light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles will eventually need maintenance or...

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How to Get Started with EV Charging for Hotels and Resorts

January 25, 2024

As the United States and the rest of the world transitions to electric vehicles (EVs), businesses must accommodate EV charging to remain competitive. Management consulting firm McKinsey & Company expects EV sales to grow by 25% annually through 2030, when about 120 million EVs will be sold. To support these millions of electric vehicles, residential, workplace,...

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What EV Drivers Should Know About Leasing an EV This Year

January 19, 2024

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is increasing. Cox Automotive forecasts a notable surge in electric vehicle adoption, projecting a rise from 7.6% in 2023, which witnessed a record 1.2 million domestic sales, to an anticipated 10% by the close of 2024 in the U.S. automotive market. The progression from 9% in 2022 underscores the growing prominence...

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How to Get the Federal Clean Vehicle Tax Credit This Year

January 11, 2024

The United States federal government has made it even easier to buy a new or used electric vehicle (EV). The latest Clean Vehicle Tax Credits can be applied to the purchase of a new or used EV at the point of sale as of January 1, 2024.  The Clean Vehicle Tax Credit for new EVs...

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Electric Vehicle Charging Resolutions for Blink Hosts

January 3, 2024

Happy New Year to all electric vehicle (EV) charger hosts and drivers! With the start of a new year, it’s time to plan new resolutions for charging programs at your properties. Here are a few ideas for Blink Hosts.  I resolve to… inspect my EV chargers  With today’s EVs now offering an average range of...

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Why Do GSA and FedRAMP Matter for EV Charging?

January 2, 2024

For some organizations, buying new equipment, such as electric vehicle charging stations, can be difficult. Many government agencies and public entities are required to open bidding processes, which can slow down purchasing. The good news for governments and agencies considering Blink charging stations is that Blink has been awarded a GSA Schedule contract, and we...

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Roadmapping Your Airport EV Charging Installation

December 20, 2023

The world is turning to electricity to help clean up the transportation sector, and that includes airports and airline travel. Including cars, trucks, commercial aircraft, and railroads, transportation was responsible for 29% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States in 2021 and 20% of emissions globally. According to the Rocky Mountain Institute, “the...

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Blink’s 2023 Year in Review

December 19, 2023

2023 is nearly at its end, and the Blink team is working hard to bring EV charging everywhere. It’s been a great year with company record-breaking sales and big increases in our membership. In our Third Quarter 2023 Earnings Report, we proudly announced that Blink has successfully contracted, sold, or deployed nearly 85,000 charging stations...

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How New Eligibility Criteria for the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Affects You

December 15, 2023

Opting for an electric vehicle and leveraging the EV tax credit to help with your next electric vehicle purchase is a smart move. There are various opportunities available to help offset the expenses linked with transitioning to electric vehicle. One such incentive is the Clean Vehicle Credit, a key component of the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act. This...

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How Truck Stops and Convenience Stores Can Benefit from Holiday EV Travel

December 14, 2023

The number of holiday travelers has returned to pre-pandemic levels, which means a lot of people are hitting the road in the United States. The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that 115.2 million Americans will travel during the 2023 holiday travel period, and 90% of them will travel by car. Electric vehicle ownership is increasing,...

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Why Hotels Should Install Electric Vehicle Chargers for the Holidays

December 13, 2023

The holidays are here and hotels are gearing up to accommodate an influx of travelers. In fact, holiday travel is expected to be up this year over last year, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The auto organization forecasted that over 49 million Americans would hit the road for Thanksgiving 2023, an increase of...

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How to Select the Right Charging Level for Your Parking Facility

December 8, 2023

Considering that there are already over 4.2 million electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States and there may be 48 million EVs on the road by 2030, installing electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in your commercial or multifamily parking is an obvious choice. The U.S. federal government is simplifying the transition to EVs by offering...

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How Does Fleet Software Help You Cut EV Fleet Costs?

December 7, 2023

Regardless of whether you have an industrial fleet, delivery fleet, or school bus fleet, you need comprehensive telematics to track vehicles, manage fuel usage, and promote efficiency. When you electrify your fleet, you’ll need electric vehicle (EV) fleet management software that can help you find ways to cut costs, automate tasks, and provide you with...

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From EV Range Anxiety to Range Confidence

November 30, 2023

What Are EV Range Anxiety and Range Confidence? EV range anxiety is the fear of running out of power and getting stranded. Range confidence is the opposite. Today’s EVs have higher battery capacity, allowing EV drivers to charge less frequently. Increasing EV charging infrastructure at home, work, and on the go creates range confidence. Level...

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Why Electric Buses Are the Healthy School Choice

November 28, 2023

Vehicle fleets across the United States are transitioning from internal combustion engine (ICE) to electric vehicles, and that includes school bus fleets. The World Resources Institute, a sustainability advocacy group, says at the end of the second quarter in 2023, there were just under 6,000 committed electric school buses in the United States. This number includes...

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First Steps to Installing EV Charging for Multifamily Dwellings

November 21, 2023

Electric vehicle (EV) charging for multifamily dwellings, such as apartment complexes and condominiums, can help attract and retain tenants and foster a sustainability-minded community while increasing property value. In fact, residents in multifamily dwellings are already making it clear that they want to see EV charging in apartment complexes and condos. This is understandable, as 80%...

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Upcoming Changes to the Clean Vehicle Tax Credit Explained

November 16, 2023

To encourage clean and energy-efficient vehicle adoption, the United States government has made significant changes to the Clean Vehicle tax credit, to take effect from January 1, 2024. These changes make it easier for drivers to access tax credits when purchasing clean vehicles. Now consumers will be able to transfer their tax credit directly to...

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How EV Charging Supports Healthcare Facilities

November 15, 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, high-inflation rates and labor shortages throughout 2023 have led to uncertainty for healthcare facilities everywhere. In its What to expect in US healthcare in 2023 and beyond report, McKinsey & Company predicted that “Medicare Advantage within payers; care settings such as ambulatory surgery centers within providers; software and platforms (for example, patient...

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How Energy Management Cuts Operating Costs for Automotive Dealerships

November 10, 2023

Energy usage is the single largest operating cost of commercial properties and accounts for almost 20% of annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the federal government’s ENERGY STAR® program. Those numbers are even higher for automotive dealerships, which consume about 116 megajoules (110 kilo-British thermal units converted) per square foot, compared to...

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What You Need to Know About Owning Versus Leasing Fleet EVs

November 9, 2023

The decision to purchase or lease electric vehicles (EVs) for your commercial fleet depends on several factors, such as whether you want to own your capital assets versus maintaining a more flexible cash flow. In this blog, we will explore the advantages of both owning and leasing a commercial electric fleet.  Advantages to buying EVs...

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