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Blink Charging installs new chargers in Antwerp

Blink Charging has embarked on a significant initiative in Antwerp to accommodate the burgeoning demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. The company is poised to install 11 new fast chargers across strategic locations in the city this month, with several already operational. This move comes as a response to the exponential growth of electric car ownership in Belgium, a trend projected to persist in the coming years.

Antwerp, 23 February 2024 – Blink Charging is installing 11 new fast chargers in the city of Antwerp this month, the first of which are already in use.  Koen Kennis, Antwerp’s alderman for mobility, attended the commissioning of the new fast charger on Britselei, a street in the city centre.

The 11 new ‘DC’ or fast chargers have a capacity of 50 kW and provide enough charge for a 100km journey within half an hour. They will replace obsolete models installed between 2017 and 2019.

 

 

“Due to the rapid increase in electric cars, these new DC chargers are desperately needed,” says Olivier Van Schap, Managing Director of Blink Charging Belgium. “Last year, the number of electric cars in our country doubled from 100,000 to 200,000, and this rapid growth is expected to continue over the next five to ten years.”

“As a fast-charging pioneer in Belgium, we have been active in Antwerp for a long time. Over the past year and a half, the use of our public chargers has increased rapidly. We aim to provide EV drivers with the best possible charging experience, which is why we’ve decided to invest in new chargers to replace old ones. By doing so, we are supporting the uptake of EVs – and helping to make the future of mobility greener,” says Olivier Van Schap.

 

 

 

 

 

Koen Kennis adds: “Public space is scarce and so must be used effectively. 50kW chargers are extremely beneficial at these new locations. Typical users are residents or visitors who are in the area for around an hour and a half to have lunch, go shopping or attend meetings. For this reason, we are also building fast-charging hubs, so the chargers are exactly where people need them.”

 

 

 

By the end of March, all of Blink Charging’s old fast chargers in the centre of Antwerp will have been replaced.
The locations are:

  • Eilandje (Naplesstraat 114)
  • Zuidstatie (Kielsevest 82)
  • Mechelsesteenweg (Drie Fonteinen)
  • Museum of Fine Arts (Bouwmeesterstraat)
  • Berchem Station (Uitbreidingsstraat 470)
  • Karel Oomsstraat (Albert Heijn)
  • Astridplein
  • Rooseveltplaats
  • Mediaplein

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For more information, please get in touch with the Blink team at Stampa Communications:
Pieter Segaert
Email: Blink@stampacommunications.com – Phone: +32 474 837 599

 

About Blink Charging

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK), a global leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, has contracted, sold, or deployed more than 85,000 charging ports worldwide, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to charge at any of Blink’s charging locations quickly. Blink’s principal line of products and services includes the Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, EV charging services, and the products and services of recent acquisitions, including SemaConnect, Blue Corner, BlueLA, and Envoy.

The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to account for half of passenger cars sold in the US by 2030, Blink has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs.

For more information, please visit https://blinkcharging.com