Hubject and Blink partner to make EV charging easily accessible in U.S.
Today, two leaders in electric vehicle (EV) charging services announced a new partnership that will make charging easily accessible to millions of American electric vehicle drivers. Hubject and Blink Charging Co. have joined forces to simplify and expand charging opportunities for the growing number of EV drivers in the U.S.
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (October 24, 2018) – Together, Hubject and Blink will enable seamless roaming for EV drivers. Blink’s entire network of chargers will be accessible to EV drivers from any participating charging provider using their provider’s membership card and app. Additionally, members of the Blink network will be able to easily access chargers all across Hubject’s network intercharge while driving in the US, without having to register with any other charging companies.
Hubject, the globally-recognized leader in enabling EV charging interoperability, and Blink, a leading owner, operator and provider of EV charging station products and networked EV charging services, are both strong forces in the American EV space and this partnership furthers their market positions. Each are deeply committed to offering premium customer experiences and, ultimately, the mass adoption of electric vehicles.
“Our partnership with Blink presents an incredible opportunity to set the standard for open collaboration in our e-mobility industry,” said Paul Glenney, North American CEO of Hubject. “We exist to enhance the EV customer experience by streamlining EV charging for drivers. Our shared philosophy will help to get more Americans to drive electric vehicles.”
“The partnership between Blink and Hubject will enhance the experience of EV drivers across the nation, ultimately benefiting current and future stakeholders in the EV space,” stated Blink’s Founder and Executive Chairman Michael D. Farkas. He continued, “We believe that the power of fair and open cooperation between e-mobility companies enabled through this partnership with Hubject will lead to faster EV adoption nationwide and greater opportunity for Blink as a result.”
Hubject’s eRoaming platform, called intercharge, will allow Blink users to easily find, access and pay at Blink charging stations from various charging networks with one account, one card, one app and one bill. The company’s partnership with Blink will be operational in early 2019.
Hubject simplifies the charging process for electric vehicles. With the help of its eRoaming network “intercharge”, the eMobility specialist connects charging point operators and eMobility service providers, thus providing standardised access to charging infrastructure. With over 100,000 charging stations and more than 300 B2B partners across 26 countries, intercharge is the world’s largest cross-provider charging network for electric vehicles. Hubject enables eMobility to make a breakthrough worldwide.
Hubject GmbH was founded in 2012 and is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, innogy, Siemens and the Volkswagen Group. Hubject’s headquarters is located in Berlin, with additional branches in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Shanghai.
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About Blink Charging Co.
Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) is one of the leaders in nationwide public electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at locations throughout the United States. Headquartered in Florida with offices in Arizona and California, Blink’s business is designed to accelerate EV adoption. Blink Charging offers EV charging equipment and connectivity to the Blink Network, a cloud-based software that operates, manages and tracks the Blink EV charging stations and all the associated data. Blink also owns and operates EV charging equipment predominately under the Blink brand, as well as a number of other charging station equipment manufacturers such as Chargepoint, General Electric (GE) and SemaConnect. Blink has strategic property partners across multiple business sectors including multifamily residential and commercial properties, airports, colleges, municipalities, parking garages, shopping malls, retail parking, schools and workplaces. For more information about Blink, please visit www.Blinkcharging.com.
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