Car Charging Group, the largest provider, owner, and operator of electric vehicle charging services, has executed an agreement with the City of Houston, Texas for the ownership and operation of more than 70 Blink EV charging stations at 15 different locations.
The agreement also provides for 20 additional charging locations being planned for the Houston metropolitan area.
The more than 70 Blink EV chargers were originally deployed by ECOtality, the former owner of the Blink-related assets, and extend across numerous sites in and around Houston. There are more than 20 Blink EV charging stations available at the George Bush airport and additional Blink stations are located at libraries, parks, theaters, and general parking facilities. It is anticipated that the 20 new chargers will be installed at Hobby Airport and other City sites across the City.
“Houston offers tremendous market potential for CarCharging, so we’re excited to finalize the agreement with the City of Houston,” said Michael D. Farkas, CarCharging’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Government officials in Houston and across Texas have shown a strong commitment to clean energy and environmental protection. Just as Texans are leaders in wind energy production nationwide, joining forces with the City to ensure that EV charging services are easily available for electric car drivers shows vision and practicality regarding the future of mobility.”
“We’re pleased to be working with CarCharging to ensure the continued performance and expansion of our EV charging network throughout the greater Houston area,” said Jedediah Greenfield, the Public Information Officer for the City of Houston’s Fleet Management Department. “Given our dedication to clean energy, it is important to provide residents with access to EV charging services as widely as possible, and CarCharging’s coverage – both here and across the country – is second to none.”
Blink Level II chargers are able to rapidly recharge electric cars, and accept payment with the Blink InCard or major credit card via the Blink mobile application, Blink Network website, or Blink customer support center. Blink’s InCard provides drivers with discounted charging fees for charging stations on the Blink Network, the software that operates, monitors, and tracks the Blink stations and all of its charging data.