Blink Charging Co., a manufacturer, owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, has announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Mitsubishi Motors North America. This is to make Blink chargers available and turnkey install services for all 323 US dealerships.
Blink Charging has deployed nearly 59,000 electric vehicle charging ports across 25 countries, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of Blink’s charging locations worldwide.
Blink will be supplying its MQ 200 and IQ 200 Level 2 chargers and offers Blink DC Fast Chargers to all participating Mitsubishi dealerships across North America. This is good news for Mitsubishi drivers in the US and will hopefully promote the transition to electric cars with more infrastructure available.
Brendan Jones, Blink Charging president, said: “We are excited to see Blink’s EV charging stations deployed to Mitsubishi dealerships around the country, providing the vital infrastructure needed to charge Mitsubishi’s current and future line of EV models.
“The growth in the EV industry and the expansion of vehicles being introduced is amazing. Blink’s technologically advanced EV charging infrastructure will be a critical component of the automaker’s ecosystem and will play a significant role in accelerating EV mass adoption.”
Mitsubishi dealerships will have access to the newly rebuilt, cloud-based Blink Network allowing hosts to easily onboard and connect Blink chargers at all dealerships. The Mitsubishi dealerships will also have expanded functionality in creating dynamic user protocols, accepting payments, remote monitoring, and viewing charging session logs. Blink’s robust new host portal gives full visibility and control for site hosts across chargers and locations.
Blink was selected for its advanced technology and reliability within the industry and for its extensive dealership infrastructure experience as well as Blink’s ability to manage the entire process from start to finish including installation of the chargers with its turnkey deployment services. Blink’s broad range of products, services and innovative solutions with its flexible business models makes Blink a great match for Mitsubishi dealerships.
Blink offers a full range of EV charging station deployment configurations. This includes single and multiple cord pedestals, individual and paired wall-mount chargers and DC fast chargers, as well as single-family residential charging stations.
Back at the start of 2022, Mitsubishi announced an alliance with Renault and Nissan, for common projects and actions, with the roadmap focusing on zero emissions electric vehicles and connected mobility. The Alliance 2030 strategy announced an investment of €23 billion over five years to support this offensive strategy in electrification.