Blink Charging Awarded Grant Funds to Deploy DC Fast Chargers by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection under the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program
Blink to deploy 8 DC fast charging stations across Massachusetts
Miami Beach, FL, March 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 that it has been awarded grants from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to install 8 dual-port 75-175kW DC fast-charging stations across the state of Massachusetts.
The Blink award, totaling $800,000, were awarded under the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP), which provides grants for installing DC fast-charging stations at strategic locations around the state. The grants are part of a significant effort by Massachusetts to create a reliable EV infrastructure that supports the Commonwealth's energy future and emissions reduction goals. Massachusetts has announced a goal of ending the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The Commonwealth will seek to have 30 percent of all trucks and bus sales be zero-emission vehicles by 2030, hoping to reach 100 percent of sales by 2050.
"We are thrilled to have been awarded grant funds from MassDEP to continue expanding EV charging access in Massachusetts. The northeast is a rapidly growing EV market. It is one in which we have been successful in being selected for multiple grant and rebate awards," said Brendan Jones, President of Blink Charging. "Continuing to build-out high-density areas and high-traffic corridors will further accelerate consumer adoption of EVs. These new DC fast charging locations will provide Massachusetts residents and travelers with the confidence in the state's charging infrastructure needed to help drive the electric mobility transformation."
Blink will install eight dual-port DC fast chargers in strategic locations to further develop the state's charging corridors and convert more drivers to EVs. The chargers will fill existing gaps in EV charging access along major highways and be hosted by familiar consumer brands along Route 90, Route 95, and Route 20.
Installation of Blink’s DC fast charging stations as part of this grant aware include the following locations:
- Sunoco, 454 Harvard Street
- Sunoco, 702 Neponset Street
- Burger King, 500 Pittsfield Road
- Burger King, 344 King Street
- Sunoco, 117 Pond Street
- Sunoco, 525 County Street
- Burger King, 727 Boston Road
- Sunoco, 527 Southwest Cutoff
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 stations 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 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://www.blinkcharging.com/.
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