10 Blink chargers will be installed in energy-efficient homes developed by SEEED, providing industry-leading EV charging stations to East Knoxville, TN families
Miami, Fla., October 26, 2022, – Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner and operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today announced a donation of 10 Blink HQ 150 Level 2 chargers to the Tennessee Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development (SEEED), a non-profit that seeks to serve the young adults and largely marginalized community members in the greater Knoxville area. These deployments are the first Blink chargers distributed to SEEED as part of their commitment to ensuring equitable access to electric vehicle charging.
SEEED has worked in Knoxville, TN for the past 13 years to provide pathways out of poverty for young adults through career readiness training, environmental education and community engagement. To realize its vision of healthy and sustainable communities, SEEED launched its green construction program to build 10 affordable, innovative, energy-efficient solar homes for low-income families. Blink will be supplying HQ 150 Level 2 chargers to each of these homes at no cost, the first of which just finished construction.
“As demand for EVs continues to grow, it is imperative that the infrastructure to power these vehicles is installed equitably and sustainably across regions and socio-economic levels,” Brendan Jones, President of Blink Charging, said. “This donation from Blink helps to provide residents of East Knoxville with access to EV charging and supports SEEED’s vision of an inclusive and sustainable future.”
“We at SEEED are so appreciative of Blink’s generous donation to our organization,” SEEED founder and Executive Director Stan Johnson said. “Our solar homes project is designed to increase housing equity and provide low-income families with pathways out of poverty, with energy efficient homes equipped with solar panels providing a consistent flow of green power and incredibly low utility costs. The addition of EV chargers donated by Blink helps us further our mission and supports the success of this project.”
Blink’s industry-leading HQ 150 chargers are ideal for residential use, featuring a 32 amp, 240-volt charger that is compatible with all EV models and provides up to 4x faster charging than a standard AC level 1 charging cord. The HQ 150 has a long, 25 foot cable that can reach all sides of a house’s garage.