Miami Beach, FL – June 23, 2021 – Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today announced the appointment of accomplished renewable energy and EV charging executive, Miko de Haan as Managing Director Europe of the company’s newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary, Blink Holdings B.V., a Dutch company located in Amsterdam, which will drive the growth of Blink Charging’s European operations.
Mr. de Haan boasts an impressive career of over 11 years in electric vehicle charging and infrastructure, and in the clean energy space. In 2010, Miko joined NewMotion, an electric vehicle service provider in Europe founded in 2009 by Blink board member, Ritsaart van Montfrans.
“We are very excited to welcome Miko to the Blink family. His experience in the European EV markets will be invaluable as we expand our network throughout the continent. His passion and dedication in the industry, coupled with his extensive and varied energy-sector experience, will ensure Blink’s continued success as we further expand into new markets,” commented Michael D. Farkas, Founder and CEO of Blink Charging.
Blink independent board member, Ritsaart van Montfrans, former CEO and founder of NewMotion, a leading electric vehicle service provider in Europe, worked closely with Miko. “Mr. de Haan is a driven leader and dedicated advocate for electric vehicles, clean energy, and renewable fuel sources. I commend Blink’s executive team for bringing Miko on board as he brings a large network of contacts in the European EV space, and extensive deal-making experience. No one will work more diligently to ensure Blink is leading the transition to electric transportation alternatives,” Mr. van Montfrans commented.
Mr. de Haan expressed his excitement about joining Blink Charging: “I am honored and excited to be joining the Blink Charging family. I am a true believer in electric vehicles and the critical role they play in the transition to clean energy. For transportation to go all-electric, industry and commercial leaders must spearhead the transition. I look forward to being that advocate and leader for Blink in Europe.”
Miko continued, “Blink’s expansion into Europe signals to the entire industry that Blink is positioning itself to be a global leader in EV charging. During this pivotal time for the entire sector, Blink’s combination of experienced, talented leadership and the youthful disposition of a nimble and flexible team, give a great outlook for the future.”
Mr. de Haan joins Blink Charging at an exciting time as it continues expanding into new markets, develops new, industry leading products and bolsters its leadership team with seasoned and energetic leaders. Recent highlights include the naming of Harjinder Bhade as Chief Technology Officer, the acquisition of Blue Corner, and being named to the Russell 2000 index.
ABOUT BLINK CHARGING
Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and has deployed over 30,000 charging ports across 13 countries, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of the Company’s charging locations worldwide. Blink Charging’s principal line of products and services include its Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, and EV charging services. The Blink Network uses 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 vehicles by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, the Company has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/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 https://blinkcharging.com/.
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