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 great time to go over what is fact versus fiction for electric vehicle charging.
Charging stations are hard to find.
They are getting easier to find by the day. Blink has deployed over 30,000 charging ports across 18 countries on the Blink Network. You can find our charging stations at many popular business locations.
Industries with Blink EV charging stations:
- parking facilities,
- multifamily residences and condos,
- health care & medical facilities,
- schools & universities,
- auto dealers,
- mixed-use municipal locations,
- parks and recreation areas,
- religious institutions,
- retail stores,
- supermarkets, and
- transportation hubs.
Best of all, if you want to host a Blink charging station, you can request one directly from us. At Blink, we have a team dedicated to helping you find the best EV charger for your location, and with our flexible business models, we can provide the right solution for your use case.
The Blink Network doesn’t just cover commercial areas. We also provide home charging stations. Earlier this year, we launched seven new charging solutions, including our HQ 200 for residential charging. Blink’s residential EV chargers create an intuitive charging experience for you and your new electric vehicle while at home.
With an output of up to 50 amps, the HQ 200 can connect to your wi-fi, and communicate with all your talkative home smart devices like Alexa, Google Home, or Siri. Accessible through the Blink Mobile App, you can control the HQ 200 from anywhere, so go ahead and schedule your charging hours to take full advantage of off-peak electricity rates!
Installing a Blink residential EV charger is easy! The home charger can connect directly to an electrical outlet, like that of a clothes dryer, and can be mounted on a sturdy wall in your garage or outdoors. Clear installation instructions are included with every Blink residential EV charger – from mounting to wiring, we give you all the instructions necessary to get the most out of your residential charger. We recommend that all Blink chargers be installed by a licensed electrician aware of local standards.
If I want to go electric, I can now get an awesome truck or a sports car.
Ford has released the all-electric F-150 Lightning for those of you who need a workhorse of a vehicle and the Mustang Mach-E for anyone who wants to burn some rubber without burning petrol in the process. The unparalleled torque and speed offered by an electric vehicle might surprise new EV owners, but they are clear upgrades over their ICE counterparts.
Ford put the F-150 Lightning through all the endurance tests that its gas-powered trucks go through, and the Lightning is guaranteed to be as tough as anything chugging gasoline. And, it can do things a gas vehicle can’t, like power your entire house for days in case of an emergency!
Meanwhile, the Mach-E goes from 0-60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds and has an estimated range of 314 miles. The myth of electric vehicles having a limited range is no longer, as many EV models even surpass the range of other ICE vehicles.
Ford is just one company coming out with a vast array of new EVs for those who crave something different. More and more manufacturers are announcing plans to remake their best-selling cars as electric vehicles – further cementing that the future is electric, and the future is now!
EV batteries are just as bad for the environment as gasoline.
While it’s true that current lithium-ion batteries use some rare earth materials, and there are questions about the ethics of how they’re mined, the environmental impact is still far less than it is for oil and gas.
And, on top of that, battery technology is constantly evolving. Nissan and NASA have partnered up to try and figure out how to build a solid state battery that does not contain any expensive rare earth materials like cobalt and nickel.
This will make batteries cheaper, which will, in turn, make EVs more affordable, too!
Solid-state EV batteries are still a few years away, but with a major carmaker and NASA involved, we’re confident that we’ll see solid-state batteries sooner rather than later.
The future of EV charging is looking bright!
Do you want to offer EV charging as an amenity for your customers or tenants? Do you need to power your all-electric business fleet? Blink will walk beside you every step of the way choosing the most future-proof EV charging solutions available on the market.
Blink is committed to the growth of the EV industry and offers flexible business models for our host locations. This allows any location to be turned into an EV charging destination.
Blink deploys EV chargers in the most sought-after charging locations attracting EV drivers. Our clients include parking facilities, multifamily residences, healthcare, and educational facilities, workplace and hospitality locations, and more.
See how EV chargers can be used in your industry.