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Blink Acquires U-Go Charging

Transaction will add 89 new chargers to existing network
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Blink Charging, an owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, has acquired EV charging operator U-Go Stations and its portfolio of 44 Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC) charging locations.

The purchase also includes multiple grants awarded to U-Go for the deployment of up to an additional 45 new charging stations. The charging stations are located across 10 states, expanding Blink’s DCFC footprint.

“In addition to their existing charging locations at attractive locations such as hotels, gas stations and auto dealerships, U-Go has substantial grant awards for more DCFC deployments in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Vermont. We look forward to installing and operating these new charging locations in early 2021,” said Brendan Jones, COO of Blink.

“We are committed to bringing affordable, convenient and efficient charging stations to the growing population of EV drivers, and the addition of the U-Go portfolio enhances our vital role as a leading provider in the ongoing development of EV infrastructure,” said Jones.

The acquisition will help make inroads in the DC fast-charging market and provide Blink a larger national presence. The U-Go charging stations will add to Blink’s current DCFC portfolio of 88 chargers, predominately found on the West Coast.

Of the existing chargers, 31 are operated on the EVGo network and will be transitioned to the Blink Network within the next 30 days. Thirteen are not active and will be evaluated for future upgrades. All units will be available to Blink members and guests and can be found on the Blink Mobile App and Blink Map.

Miami Beach, Fla.-based Blink Charging specializes in EV charging equipment and has deployed more than 23,000 charging stations, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to charge at any of the company’s charging locations worldwide.

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