Blink, a global EV charging network, announced the launch of five new charging products for both businesses and consumers at CES 2023. The offerings range from a residential charging cable to DC fast chargers that aim to provide EV charging options across various markets around the world.
The company operates over 30,000 charging ports globally and utilizes proprietary, cloud-based software to manage and track charging stations and gather data. Blink has a presence in over 25 countries, including various South American territories, Greece, Belgium and recently entered in UK. Last year, Blink introduced several new charging products at CES, and this year they are back to unveil more, including an update of its Vision charger.
“With the launch of these new state-of-the-art products, Blink is expanding our offerings to meet the needs of customers across the entire EV ecosystem as adoption accelerates around the world,” said Michael D. Farkas, Chairman and CEO of Blink Charging. “We are excited to continue our growth into new markets and help lead the transition to clean, reliable and accessible mobility powered by electricity.”
Here’s how the five new Blink chargers break down:
Vision has been designed to serve as a dual-purpose device, both capturing the attention of drivers and providing a cutting-edge advertising platform. With a 55-inch LCD screen capable of displaying both static and dynamic ads, it serves as an effective point-of-charge solution, featuring two 80 amp, 19.2 kW charging ports that can operate simultaneously. It accepts a variety of payment methods including RFID, Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and major credit cards. It also has built-in 4G LTE, cable management, dual universal J1772 plugs, as well as a camera for added security. Site owners can earn revenue through charging and advertising revenue share models associated with this product.
The EQ 200 is an affordable and scalable charging solution designed for the European and South American markets. It offers up to 22 kW of power and a modular design that can be adapted to any location and customized for specific market segments. The EQ 200 is designed for future-readiness, with support for technologies like ISO-15118, OCPP 2.0, and bi-directional charging, also called Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G). Additionally, it offers customization and rebranding options to meet individual user requirements.
The Series 3 is an EV charging solution designed for two- and three-wheeler vehicles in the APAC and Latin American markets. It provides up to 15 amps of output in a compact design, making it suitable for small shops and residential and commercial parking lots. With built-in electric metering, it enables customers to track and control energy costs through an easy-to-use smart network connection. Additionally, it can connect up to 45 charging points through a single communication gateway.
The PQ 150 is a smart charging cable intended for home use in European markets, providing up to 22 kW of power. It is user-friendly and does not require installation, it also features the highest level of safety currently available on the market. The PQ 150 is equipped with Bluetooth, WiFi, and optional SIM/GSM & GPS capabilities, it offers advanced technology in a sleek, unassuming design.
The Series 9 30kW DC Fast Charger by Blink Charging is the company’s latest solution for global fast charging. It has a compact design for speed and versatility, designed to meet the needs of current and future electric vehicles. The product balance the power and size to provide up to 100 amps and 1,000 volts of output. It features a 7-inch LCD touchscreen display that gives drivers an easy-to-use interface during charging process. It also seamlessly connects to the updated Blink Network via Wi-fi, Ethernet, or 4G, which offers high performance, compatibility and remote monitoring.