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Big Number: $12.5M
Size of grant awarded to Miami Beach-based Blink Charging from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The firm will use the funds to create 25 electrical vehicle charging sites on major Florida highways designed to provide quick-charging opportunities along evacuation routes in the event of natural disasters
The war to charge your electric car is powering up
Companies are adding thousands of chargers across the country at shopping malls and along interstate highways. Drivers park at a charger and plug the connector into their electric cars until the batteries are juiced up…
Charging Company Awarded Florida DEP Grant to Deploy Fast Charging Stations
Blink Charging Co. announced Monday it was awarded a $12.5 million grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to deploy electric vehicle charging stations. Blink, a leading owner, operator, and provider of EV charging equipment and services, will place fast charges at 25 sites in high-traffic areas along Florida’s major interstate highways.
With New Funding, Blink Charging Will Install Dozens of EV Chargers Along Florida Highways
Blink Charging Co., a Miami Beach-based company (Nasdaq: BLNK) on Tuesday announced it was awarded a $12.5 million grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection to deploy those stations, which will feature a total of 52 direct current fast chargers. The Florida DEP aims to develop a network of electric vehicle charging stations along main corridors on Interstates 95, 75, 10 and 4. The state made $16 million available for a total of 32 proposed sites and awarded nearly 80% of those locations to Blink.
Grants Awarded for DC Fast Chargers in 25 Fla. Locations
Blink Charging Co. has been awarded Phase 2 grants from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to deploy DC fast charging stations. The 25 sites, featuring a total of 52 DC fast chargers, will be located in high-traffic areas along the state’s major interstate highways.
“As Miami continues to position itself as a national leader of electric vehicle and renewable energy infrastructure, we are delighted to have companies like Blink here in our backyard building towards a better tomorrow,” says Mayor Francis Suarez.