Blink Charging Co., owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, has announced its international expansion through a variety of hardware and software upgrades and recently signed distribution agreements. Blink and its subsidiaries currently have equipment deployed or provide electric vehicle charging services in 18 countries.
It has completed an international upgrade of the Blink network, making the proprietary software available in 17 countries and US territories with local currency support and four languages, the company says. And, it plans to add five more countries to the Blink network in the coming weeks. In addition, the Blue Corner Network, the network of Blink’s 100% subsidiary, is offered in four other European countries.
Software enhancements include the integration of all hardware members and electric vehicle drivers from the Greek joint venture, Blink Charging Hellas, onto the Blink network. Adding 210 EV chargers in Greece to the Blink network will provide a smoother experience for EV drivers.
Due to increased interest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Mexico, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Brazil, various reseller and distribution have been signed for Blink’s expansion into Latin America, the company adds. . These agreements allow Blink to rapidly expand its footprint with local partners to deliver Blink hardware and software throughout the region. Recently, Blink Charging has deployed or sold Blink charging stations in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Jamaica and Aruba.
Like Blink Charging is expanding internationally, it says it has also expanded its international operations and support teams by opening Blink entities in El Salvador, Chile and Mexico. To date, Blink has hired 54 employees in territories outside of the United States to support its global expansion.