About Blink Charging
Blink Charging (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in nationwide electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and networked EV charging services, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at thousands of locations throughout the United States. Headquartered in Florida with offices in Arizona and California, Blink Charging’s business is designed to accelerate EV adoption.
Our principal line of products and services is our Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, also known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), and EV charging services. Our Blink Network is proprietary cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks all of the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. Blink Network provides businesses, property owners, property managers, and businesses with cloud-based services that enable the remote monitoring and management of EV charging stations, payment processing, and provides EV drivers with vital EV charger information including station location, directions, availability, and applicable fees.
We offer businesses with a flexible range of business models for EV charging equipment and EV charging services. In our comprehensive and turnkey business model, we own and operate the EV charging equipment, manage the installation, maintenance, and related services; and share a portion of the EV charging revenue with the property owner. Alternatively, Property Partners may share in the equipment and installation expenses, with us operating and managing the EV charging stations and providing connectivity to the Blink Network. For businesses interested in purchasing, owning, and managing EV charging stations, we can also provide EV charging equipment, site recommendations, connectivity to the Blink Network, and EV charger service and maintenance services.
We have strategic partnerships across numerous location types, including airports, auto dealers, healthcare/medical, hotels, mixed-use, municipal locations, multifamily residential and condos, parks and recreation areas, parking lots, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, schools and universities, stadiums, supermarkets, transportation hubs, and workplace locations.
Company founded as Car Charging Group, Inc ("CarCharging").
Acquired three EV charging service providers, including 350Green and Beam Charging, New York City's largest EV charging service provider, and became the largest EV charging services owner and operator in the United States.
Acquired Blink Network and the related Blink EV charging assets from ECOtality, Inc. As part of the transaction, we assumed the assets of “The EV Project", for which ECOtality previously served as the project manager. The EV Project was funded by the United States Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant of $114.8 million, possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The grants were matched by private investment, bringing the total value of the project to approximately $230 million.
Expanded features on EV charging stations owned by Blink and operated on the Blink Network, including offering kilowatt-hour (“kWh”) pricing, reducing time-based EV charging increments, and offering remote start functionality.
Introduced new feature on Blink Network for capturing fleet vehicle odometer information.
Named Schneider Electric’s former Head of North America EV Solutions, Mike Calise, as Chief Executive Officer.
Redesigned the Blink Mobile application to provide EV drivers with a streamlined user experience and new and enhanced features.
The Company name changed from Car Charging Group, Inc. to Blink Charging Co. (“Blink Charging") and launched its new website
Founded with the mission to do our part in slowing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by transportation we tap into the power of electric vehicles as the way of the future. Our company has always and continues, to be a driving force in the EV industry paving the way for the growth and adaptation of electric vehicles and continues to offer innovative EV products and business partnerships to drive the industry forward.