Blink to supply EV chargers at GM dealerships in North America

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Electric vehicle charging network and equipment company Blink Charging (BLNK.O) said on Tuesday it would supply EV chargers at General Motors (GM) (GM.N) dealerships in the United States and Canada.

Blink said it would collaborate with facility solutions provider ABM Industries (ABM.N) to supply its IQ 200 Level 2 chargers to dealerships across North America.

The company added that it had already shipped chargers to some GM dealerships in the U.S. and has orders in hand to supply more in the coming months.

Blink to deploy Level 2 EV chargers at GM dealerships across North America

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Blink Charging Co. announced it will be supplying its IQ 200 Level 2 EV chargers to participating GM dealerships across the US and Canada. Together with the help of facility services provider ABM, Blink will implement its EV chargers in the backs and fronts of GM dealerships, depending on their orders

How Fleets Can Prepare for EV Charging in an Electrified Future

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The electric vehicle (EV) industry is entering 2022 with unprecedented momentum. Bolstered by increased investment from OEMs, many of which are expected to roll-out new electric models this year, crucial funding from the Biden Administration and heightened support from cities and states as they double down on their net zero goals, EVs are shifting from sustainable novelties to the future of transportation around the world.

The CEO of a budding EV charging startup reveals how he got GM to choose his tech for its network of 4,500 dealers

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Blink is just one of many players tapping into what could be a $150 billion electric car charging industry by the end of the decade. Blink Charging

  • General Motors is one of the most bullish automakers about the future of electric cars.
  • It’s working with startup Blink Charging to help dealers electrify, a critical part of the EV shift.
  • Here’s 3 ways the startup’s CEO convinced GM to work with him.

General Motors is intent on making the transition to electric cars over the next decade, and it knows how critical its dealers are to that ambition. But GM dealers preparing for the shift face challenges like the steep cost and risk of being too proactive on installing charging that could become obsolete.

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.