Blink Charging Co. Expands Chicago Footprint

March 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.

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