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October 13, 2020

Blink Charging to deploy 200 California stations

Blink Charging has announced the sale and planned deployment of 14 IQ 200 charging stations at five locations in the City of Richmond, California.

By Rhodri Morgan

Blink Charging has announced the sale and planned deployment of 14 IQ 200 charging stations at five locations in the City of Richmond, California.  

Funds have been awarded to the City of Richmond by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District through the Transportation Fund for Clean Air programme.

The units are scheduled for installation at the ferry terminal building, the Bayview Library, the May Valley Fire Station, the Hilltop Fire Station, North Richmond Fire Station number 62 and at the Port of Richmond. They will consist of several configuration options including dual-port, smart/kiosk and advanced units.

“California continues to lead the nation in the adoption of EV usage and we’re pleased the City of Richmond has selected Blink to expand its EV infrastructure,” said Blink Charging COO, Brendan Jones.

“One of our competitive advantages is our product’s deployment flexibility. We look forward to working with the City of Richmond on this deployment to expand the availability and convenience of their EV charging infrastructure. California has long been a strong market for our products.

“We look forward to future opportunities in the state, particularly as municipalities evaluate their EV framework in light of Governor Newsom’s recent executive order banning the sale of new gas-powered passenger cars and pick-up trucks by 2035.”

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Blink Charging will be taking part in Richmond’s National Drive Electric Week event educating residents about EV charging. The company will also provide multiple home charging stations for the city to promote the event.

Blink’s IQ 200 units have a maximum output of 80 amps and deliver up to 65 miles of charge in an hour.

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