Sustainable Westchester and Blink Charging Announce Working Partnership to Promote Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in New York

Miami Beach, FL – Sept 25, 2020 – Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner and operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, has announced a working partnership with Sustainable Westchester, a leading nonprofit consortium of local municipalities in Westchester County, New York.  For they are facilitating the effective collaboration of sustainable solutions resulting in healthier, more resilient communities. The two entities are working together exclusively to promote the build-out of EV charging infrastructure in conjunction with New York’s NYSERDA and Make Ready programs.

“We are extremely excited to be working with an organization of the caliber of Sustainable Westchester. They are fully committed to bringing EV Infrastructure to the region allowing it to serve as a catalyst for EV vehicle adoption. We believe this partnership can set a standard for businesses to team with the nonprofit and public sectors to develop initiatives.  All to advance the adoption of clean transportation alternatives,” stated Brendan Jones, Blink Charging Chief Operating Officer.

“When we started an EV Charging program, Blink Charging stepped up and committed to bringing EV charging infrastructure to our region. They will initially provide 50 chargers to be deployed at no cost to hosts through their Blink-owned program, [and we hope to increase this amount over time],” remarked Seth Leitman, Clean Transportation, Program Director Sustainable Westchester.

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Blink and Sustainable Westchester will be advocating and promoting the deployment of Blink’s fast level 2 charger, the IQ 200. 

Sustainable Westchester has been educating and connecting interested municipalities and businesses through Blink Charging to the new NYSERDA and PSC program called Make Ready New York. This program significantly reduces the total cost of installing publicly-accessible charging stations, all with Blink’s charging equipment. With incentives and Blink’s support, Sustainable Westchester’s goal is to make EV charging infrastructure reliable and accessible throughout the region.

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According to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Westchester County has more than 5,500 registered electric vehicles but only one charging station per 22.2 EVs, half the state average of charging stations per vehicle. In an effort to align the number of charging ports with the number of EV drivers, the Sustainable Westchester/Blink partnership has already begun conversations with several municipalities to bring EV chargers to their communities.

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“The Blink charger is faster than any other 240 volt charger on the market.  Then I said: which will provide better service for our residents and municipalities that we hope will help Sustainable Westchester attain its goal of seeing one EV in every garage! We welcome Blink Charging to Westchester County and the Hudson Valley,” Mr. Leitman concluded.

In addition to Sustainable Westchester’s efforts in bringing EV charging infrastructure to their communities.  For they often host consumer-facing events to educate and inform the public.  All about sustainability efforts and also electric vehicles. This Sunday, September 27, Sustainable Westchester will be hosting the Drive Electric Virtual Event.  For it’s also called Ride Along with Sustainable Westchester.  It will also be at 
11 am – 1 pm. Finally and for more information and or to register we are here.  So please visit
https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=2463.  Finally and for more information regarding Blink and the NYSERDA Charge Ready program.  So that URL is I mean: please visit www.blinkcharging.com/electrifyny.

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About Blink Charging

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and has deployed over 23,000 charging stations, many of which are networked EV charging stations.  Thereby enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of the Company’s charging locations worldwide. So Blink Charging’s principal line of products and services includes its Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”).  For I mean EV charging equipment, and EV charging services. The Blink Network also uses proprietary, cloud-based software.  All that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations.  I mean those connected to the network and the associated charging data.

In addition and with global EV purchases forecasted to rise to 10 million vehicles by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019.  For the Company has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types.  I mean that’s including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos.  Also workplace locations and health care/medical facilities.  In addition, schools and universities.  Moreover airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations.  In addition, parks and recreation areas.  Finally religious institutions to restaurants.  Also retailers, stadiums and supermarkets.  Finally and transportation hubs. For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/.

About Sustainable Westchester

In conclusion, Sustainable Westchester is a nonprofit consortium of Westchester County local municipalities facilitating effective collaboration resulting in sustainability initiatives and cutting-edge innovation. Our goal is to bring socially responsible, environmentally sound, and economically viable solutes that create resilient, healthy, vibrant, sustainable communities. 

Sustainable Westchester is working with NYSERDA in the development of direct supply and energy storage and is in development of a Sunshine to EV model for adoption in member municipalities. Sustainable Westchester understands that transportation is a critical component of the energy discussion, and its Clean Transportation Project includes the facilitation of municipal fleet conversion and the infrastructure for charging stations.  Finally and for Sustainable Westchester’s programs, visit sustainablewestchester.org.