Strategic alliance to deploy EV chargers in Latin America

Blink Charging has announced a collaborative agreement with Citybest, a transport mobility app, to deploy electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Latin America and help advance the EV charging ecosystem in the region.

Initially, 70 EV chargers are scheduled for installation through this alliance in Mexico and Chile to help meet driver demands – according to Americas Market Intelligence data more than one million electric vehicles will be sold in LatAm by 2030.

Free charging

Through the agreement with Citybest, Blink will install 50 Blink MQ 200 chargers at hotel chains in Mexico with another 20 Blink EQ 200 chargers deployed in Chile. During the initial launch, Citybest will provide free charging to Citybest drivers and look to open access to public charging in the future.

Following the installations in Mexico and Chile that will begin January 2023, Blink will deploy and install additional chargers in Colombia beginning March 2023. Working with Citybest, Blink seeks to build an electric vehicle charging ecosystem to advance EV adoption in major cities throughout Mexico, Chile and Colombia with other countries within Latin America to follow.

“We are excited to collaborate with Citybest in this electric ecosystem that provides a valuable service and encourages further adoption of electric vehicles in Mexico and throughout Latin America,” said Michael Farkas, chairman and CEO of Blink Charging.

“With the population of electric vehicles in the region expected to grow to an estimated 1.2 million by 2030, strategic partnerships like these are essential to support this exponential growth and serve EV drivers everywhere.”

According to Blink, the new MQ 200 Level 2 charger planned for installation in Mexico helps make EV charging more accessible for drivers at destination locations. The charger is equipped for multi-vehicle locations with a fast 50-amp output. It offers 4G and wifi connectivity, smart grid technology for direct communication to local utilities, local load management for two- or more chargers to share power from a single circuit.

Scheduled for installation in Chile is the recently launched Blink EQ 200 Level 2 charger. With up to 50 amps of output, the three-phase AC charger is an intelligent, affordable, and scalable charging solution that fits any location with its compact design, claims Blink.

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