Community-Focused Business Joins a Growing Segment of Small Businesses Embracing EV Charging Stations
Miami Beach, FL – July 27th, 2020 – Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner and operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced the installation of a new, dual port 80 Amp IQ 200 charging station at the Fort George Brewery in Astoria, OR.
The dual-station is conveniently located directly across the street from the historic downtown brewery and pub. Fort George obtained the Blink IQ 200 with help from a grant from the local utility company, Pacific Power.
Blink Charging COO, Brendan Jones, remarked, “We are excited to welcome the Fort George Brewery to the Blink family and congratulate them on taking another important step to help their community and the environment by providing green transportation alternatives. By making these grant opportunities available to local businesses, Pacific Power is taking an innovative approach to help facilitate the EV charging infrastructure growth needed to serve the community as EVs gain mass adoption.”
Jack Harris, Sustainability Project Manager at the Fort George Brewery, added, “As part of this local community we’re committed to doing our part to create environmentally-friendly practices and offerings for our employees and customers. The addition of Blink chargers, along with a focus on bicycle and alternative transportation accommodations, positions Fort George Brewery as a small green transportation hub for historic downtown Astoria. We ultimately chose Blink chargers because they are the most powerful on the market and work with all-electric vehicles.”
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The IQ 200 charging stations are connected to the Blink Network. They can deliver up to 19.2 kW reducing charge times for newer model EVs. Fort George’s charging station joins the nearly 400 other Blink chargers already operating in Oregon and is part of the rapidly expanding network of chargers across the United States. Blink charging stations can be found on the Blink Mobile app or Blink Map on the Blink Charging website.
The Pacific Power grant offers non-residential customers quarterly grants for up to 100% of eligible purchase and installation costs of EV charging equipment. Oregon’s rebate programs have issued almost 6,500 rebates for a total of over $15 million between 2019 and 2020. If you’d like more information regarding Blink Charging stations or the Pacific Power grant opportunities, please contact [email protected] or visit Pacific Power’s website.
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: https://blinkcharging.com/.
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