Blink Network is a large EV charging stations network with over 4,000 EV chargers in major cities and metropolitan areas in the US. Blink Network is the realization of the US federal government-funded EV project, which aims to install 15,000 commercial and residential EV charging stations in six states as well as in the District of Columbia.
Blink’s parent company ECOtality was awarded the management and supervision of the EV project. ECOtality supplies Blink network service components and EV charger stations.
Blink charger stations offer Level 2 (240V AC) and DC Fast Charger units. Blink chargers are equipped with industry-standard SAE J1772 connectors to be compatible with all types of EVs. Check out these few tips on how to charge your EV on a Blink DC fast charger in the video below.
EV drivers can top up on a Blink charger for a fee of $2.00 per hour with applicable additional fees for DC Fast charging. Blink members can charge for as low as $1.00 per hour with applicable fees for DC Fast charging. Blink offers EV drivers with an active Blink Network account valid from six months of activation a complementary $100 credit which can be used on any public Blink charging station. Find a Blink Network publicly EV accessible charger near you on the Blinkmap.
The network offers EV charging solutions for commercial, fleet, and residential locations. EV manufacturers can benefit from the network’s BlinkMap API access to receive network updates and manage EV charging spots. API access sends relevant network information (operation hours, charger locations, network status, etc.) in a developer-friendly format useful for EV app developers and personnel involved in EV telematics and navigation systems.