Blink Charging Hellas has announced the purchase of 45 dual-port Blink charging stations by Public Power Company (PPC) for deployment across Greece.

The tender is the first following the utility’s public announcement to enter the Greek EV charging market with 10,000 charging stations.

“We are extremely pleased to be awarded this purchase agreement as it reaffirms the product design and technology of our IQ 250-EU are truly exceptional,” said Blink Charging founder and CEO, Michael Farkas.

“We couldn’t be more proud the unit has been designed with our team and produced in Greece and will now be seen in use charging electric vehicles across the country.”

PPC is a power generation and supply company in Greece. It has announced a commitment to issue a series of tenders for the purchase of electric vehicle charging stations for deployment across the country.

This initial purchase, awarded to Blink Charging Hellas, valued at EUR225,000 (US$273,000), will start PPC’s programme with the first 45 dual-port chargers. The units will be delivered to PPC before the end of this year.

A number of companies competed for this first EV charging station purchase agreement, which was awarded based on the charging stations’ technical capabilities, connectivity capabilities and pricing, according to PPC. Additional tender offers for Greece are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Earlier this year, Blink also announced significant purchase agreements for the Dominican Republic and Panama with InterEnergy and continued expansion in Israel.

The Blink IQ 250-EU product, designed by Blink and manufactured locally, is a three-phase, AC, dual-socket electric vehicle charger. The charger is available in 22kW or an optional 43kW per socket.