Blink Charging to Increase EV Charging for Florida Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies

Thousands of local governments and subsidiaries can directly contract with Blink for electric fleet charging solutions through a preferred vendor agreement.

Miami Beach, FL – July 19, 2022Blink Charging Co. is a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services. Blink announces the successful contract award with the Florida Sheriffs Association Cooperative Purchasing Program (CPP). That’s as an official vendor for electric vehicle power stations.

The Cooperative Purchasing Program (CPP) started in 1993. It’s a cooperation of the Florida Sheriffs Association, the Florida Association of Counties, and the Florida Fire Chiefs Association. It offers streamlined statewide purchasing contracts for local governments, county sheriffs, and county governments. That’s in addition to local county boards, municipalities, police agencies, other local public or public safety agencies, and state universities and colleges.

“The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) Cooperative Purchasing Program is excited to welcome Blink to our new electric vehicle charging stations and software contract,” said FSA Executive Director Steve Casey. “The new FSA contract will streamline the integration and execution of electric vehicle deployment for local governments and municipalities, improving mobility and safety for the ever-increasing number of Floridians that drive electric cars.”

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The CPP provides value to public procurement departments. Therefore, agencies can aggregate demand to procure EV hardware and services from pre-selected EV charging suppliers. Including Florida-based Blink. As a CPP vendor, Blink products will be widely available to CPP participants. Moreover, providing them with direct access to Blink’s EV charging solutions. As a preferred CPP vendor, Blink now has the potential to reach and contract thousands. For example, state and local agencies, municipalities, and educational organizations across Florida.

Blink and the CPP can increase EV fleets and charge

“As the EV industry continues to grow, we are thrilled to see the number of EV options now available for law enforcement agencies and public safety fleets,” said Amy Dobrikova, vice president of fleet solutions at Blink. “To meet the demands of new EV fleets, it’s imperative that public agencies begin the process now for installing EV chargers to be ready and able as new vehicles are delivered.”

Dobrikova continued, “The Florida Sheriffs Association is setting an example for all agencies, not only in Florida but nationwide, as an innovative and forward-thinking association. By being proactive in EV Charging purchases and planning, they will better serve their communities.”

Blink is the only complete, end-to-end global EV charging provider. It delivers advanced technology solutions for all EV customers, including consumers, fleets, businesses, retailers, developers, and municipalities. Blink’s unique owner-operator model provides customers and partners with industry-leading charging stations. That’s for every location and a 360-degree solution they can rely on in a rapidly evolving market. Offering the most flexibility in the industry, Blink’s personalized and strategic business models also achieve customer goals. That’s whether partners want to own, partner with, or host their charging infrastructure.

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