Phoenix Convention Center Upgrades EV Equipment With Blink Level 2 Charging Stations

Phoenix, AZ, June 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Phoenix Convention Center has installed one of the fastest, most advanced Level 2 EV Charging Stations on the market in the East Garage in partnership with Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink Charging” or the “Company”). The garage has six smart Blink units and a kiosk unit to initiate the charge. The upgrade of these EV charging stations is part of the convention center’s commitment to sustainability.

Phoenix Convention Center boasts comprehensive sustainability practices encompassing multiple aspects of business and operations: composting and recycling, smart water usage, sustainable product and sourcing, reducing travel impacts, using alternative energy sources, and supporting local partnerships. Supporting EV drivers by providing Blink charging stations further showcases the convention center’s commitment to their travel light project which also includes direct access to the facility from PHX Sky Harbor airport via the METRO Light Rail.

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The Blink units are the fastest Level 2 AC charging stations offered, allowing EV drivers to receive a fast charge for their vehicle. These units were selected in part, due to their ease of use to the EV driver, the integration with the Blink network, and the technology and innovation of the product’s smart-to-kiosk configuration. The six units are controlled by one central kiosk unit providing the convention center with cost efficiencies without disrupting ease of use for drivers. Phoenix EV drivers will now benefit from the new Blink equipment with an intuitive touch screen, faster charge rates, and a longer 25ft charging cord. Blink will also be providing new signage for the charging stations alerting drivers of where the equipment is located and how to start a charge for their EV.

Blink, the Phoenix Convention Center, and the City of Phoenix have a history in providing EV charging stations to visitors of the facility. Six charging stations were first installed at the convention center in 2012.

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About Blink Charging
Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and has deployed over 23,000 charging stations, 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 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/.

About Phoenix Convention Center
The award-winning Phoenix Convention Center is one of the largest convention venues in the United States. It offers nearly 900,000 square feet of rentable meeting and exhibition space. Established in 1969 as a department of the city of Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a vital economic enterprise for the state and local economy. The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues include the Phoenix Convention Center, Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre and five parking garages.

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