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Blink Charging Co. Expands Chicago Footprint

Posted 03/20/2018

Over 110 Deployed Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Purchased from JNS Power & Control Systems Will Expand Blink’s Presence in the Greater Chicago, Illinois Area

Hollywood, Florida, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink Charging” or the “Company”), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced today that the Company has purchased 112 deployed EV charging stations from JNS Power & Control Systems, Inc. (“JNS”). The installed EV chargers are located in some of Chicago’s busiest areas including both Chicago Midway and O’Hare airports, the John Hancock Center, North Ridge Plaza, Northfield Square, and other high-traffic locations, shopping centers and parking garages throughout the city. This brings Blink Charging’s total in Illinois to over 160 stations.

Public electric vehicle charging leader, Blink Charging, is expanding its presence in the greater Chicago area to serve a key metropolitan area for electric vehicles, addressing increasing demand.

Blink Charging owns operates and sells electric vehicle charging stations and provides connectivity to the Blink Network, a cloud-based SaaS platform, that operates, manages and monitors the Blink charging stations and all associated data. Blink offers convenient charging capability to all EV drivers wherever they live, work, play, or travel to, at strategic marquee locations across the U.S.

"Our transaction with JNS has enabled us to expand in a crucial market, and we are delighted with the availability these charging stations will provide for Chicago-area EV drivers,” stated Blink Charging’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike Calise. “JNS has given us access to some of the most visited locations in Chicago, and because of this transaction, we can remove barriers for people thinking about acquiring an electric vehicle. We can tell them that, in Chicago, you’ll find a charging station and it will work on your car.”

“We look forward to working with industry leader Blink Charging to support the EV market and continue to expand the EV charging infrastructure throughout the greater Chicago area,” stated Brian Howe, CEO of JNS Power & Control Systems, Inc. “With help from Blink, we are committed to putting Chicago at the forefront of technology and innovation, by changing how we drive.”

Following the purchase of the JNS charging stations, Blink Charging will have more than 160 EV charging stations in Illinois.


About Blink Charging Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment that has deployed over 23,000 charging stations, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of its charging locations worldwide. The Company’s principal line of products and services is its Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, and EV charging services. The Blink Network utilizes a proprietary cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to rise to 10 million by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, the Company has established key strategic partnerships to rollout adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multi-family residences and condos, workplace locations, healthcare/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs. For more information please visit:

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