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Blink Charging Acquires Blue Corner; Expands European Footprint
Blink Charging today announced that it acquired the European EV charging operator Blue Corner N.V., based in Antwerp, Belgium, and its portfolio of 7,071 charging ports and robust European charging network. The acquisition was made with a combination of cash and stock of approximately $25 million (€21 million) and gives Blink Charging complete operational control of Blue Corner and its EV charging assets.
Exclusive Interview With Blink’s New President, Brendan Jones
Brendan Jones brought with him many years of EV charging experience when he joined Blink Charging as the company’s Chief Operating Officer in April of 2020. Under his direction, Blink has restructured its existing operations while focusing on growing the team to meet future demand for EV charging infrastructure.
How to Plug Into Electric-Vehicle Chargers
Among the picks and shovels in the electric-vehicle boom are charging points. They seem to be more reliable bets than the startup car brands looking to take on Tesla , but investors still need to decide whether they prefer picks, shovels or something altogether new.
What Would It Take To Get You To Only Buy EVs From Now On?
Pretend for a moment that I’m advocating for all of The Drive’s readers to only buy electric cars for the rest of their lives. I’m curious to know: what would it take for you to agree to it? (Don’t worry, I’m not planning to do that because I have a longstanding love affair with obnoxiously-loud internal combustion engines and I’m not the automotive dictator, anyway.)
Streetlights, utility poles pivotal to future of EVs
The push to widen the adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S. is driving the conversion of utility poles and streetlights into EV charging destinations. Installing streetlight and pole mounted stations is part of a growing movement to create more curbside EV charging options in urban areas. The idea is to enhance the feasibility of owning and operating electric vehicles in areas where drivers are less likely to have access to o -street garages, driveways or parking lots.