Since its purchase of the Blink Network and all Blink-related assets a little more than a month ago, CarCharging’s service team has successfully restored service to more than 200 highly-utilized Blink public EV charging stations, including Level II and DC Fast chargers, in California, New Jersey, Tennessee, and the greater metropolitan areas of Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Portland, Oregon.
Approximately 1/3 of Blink’s public EV charging stations with known service needs when CarCharging acquired the Blink Network have been serviced and are now available for use.
Therefore, more than 95% of the Blink EV charging stations are fully functioning, which makes the Blink Network one of the most reliable EV charging networks. CarCharging intends to increase this figure to upwards of 99% before the end of 2013.
While CarCharging recently acquired more than 12,450 installed Blink Level II EV charging stations and 110 Blink DC Fast charging stations, ECOtality, the former owner of the Blink assets, filed bankruptcy in September 2013 and the service requests were not completed during the bankruptcy proceedings.
CarCharging has engaged a national network of trained electricians to service the Blink EV charging services and is actively expanding service operations across the Blink Network into Seattle, Chicago, Northern California, Georgia, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and other regions throughout the country. Blink customers with existing service tickets will be contacted directly in order to schedule service. CarCharging will honor the Blink equipment warranties and in order to provide charging capabilities to as many electric cars as possible, service for the most utilized public stations will receive first priority.