EMobility: BEVs Are Big at CES

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In addition to launching new home Level 2 chargers for consumers, Blink expanded its commercial charging stations, which can be installed in multiunit apartment buildings and parking spots at retail outlets.

“We can be the owner/operator of the stations or partner with the retailer and split the revenues,” explained Blink President Brendan Jones in an interview with Dealerscope, “or you can buy it outright.” Typically, retailers do a site host lease so that Blink is responsible for installing, maintaining, and servicing the charging stations.

Blink Charging shows new chargers ready for Plug&Charge at CES

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Blink Charging has launched seven new products at the CES in Las Vegas, moving deeper into the smart charging and commercial space. The charging solutions cover home, fleet, and retail charging as well as vehicle-to-grid technology. There’s also two new apps for private and commercial users of Blink products.

The new products displayed at CES include three charging station suites ranging from 50 to 80 amps and a 50 kW DC fast charger. The new equipment is V2G, and smart home ready since Blink Charging relies on ISO 15118 to enable Plug & Charge.

In detail, there is the MQ 200, a 50-amp charging station designed with fleets in minds since the station is scalable to include multiple fast chargers at one location. Blink names multifamily dwellings as another use case.

17 South Florida companies are exhibitors at CES 2022

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Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County companies are represented at one of the largest consumer trade shows of the year.

COVID precautions in place, CES readies for abbreviated three-day run in Las Vegas

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Harjinder Bhade is looking forward to the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week, despite coronavirus concerns that prompted some companies to back out.

Bhade, chief technology officer for Blink Charging, a Florida company that makes electric vehicle chargers, said CES offered unique marketing and networking opportunities.

“As our products are physical products, we feel it’s very important to demonstrate those products for our customers and potential customers,” said Bhade, whose company will have about a dozen representatives at the show.

EV charging companies push faster at-home charges, V2G and connectivity at CES

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EV charging companies have been showing their wares at CES for years now. But this year, the stakes — and opportunities — are a bit higher.

With dozens of electric passenger cars and commercial fleets expected to hit the market in just a few years, EVs are pushing into the mainstream. That larger market comes with a price: Mainstream consumers expect charge times that are akin to gas refueling times, are accustomed to good user experience design and probably haven’t ever had to think about peak and off-peak energy grid hours.