CarCharging Group announced that it has successfully won the bid to purchase the Blink related assets of ECOtality, a clean electric transportation and storage technology firm.
The assets included in the transaction are all of Blink’s inventory, the more than 12,450 installed electric vehicle Level II charging stations, the 110 DC Fast charging stations, and the Blink network, which is the turnkey operating system for EV drivers, commercial businesses, and utilities, that services the Blink stations.
The deal does not include Minit-Charger, which manufactures and distributes fast-charging systems for material handling and airport ground support vehicles; or ETEC LABS, ECOtality’s research and testing resource for governments, automotive OEMs and utilities.
The transaction is anticipated to close shortly.
“Since our inception, CarCharging’s intent has been to grow our business organically and through acquisitions, and with the purchase of ECOtality’s Blink assets, we believe that it will solidify our position as the leader in the electric vehicle charging industry,” stated CarCharging’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael D. Farkas.
CarCharging is committed to creating a robust, feature-rich network for EV charging and is technology agnostic. CarCharging’s EV charging network includes equipment manufactured by Aerovironment, ChargePoint, Efacec, General Electric, Nissan, and SemaConnect. The Level II charging stations are compatible with EVs sold in the United States including the Tesla Model S, Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Toyota Prius Plug-In, Honda Fit EV, and Toyota Rav4 EV, as well as many others scheduled for release in the next few years.