Blink Charging to expand in Europe starting in Greece
The US charging infrastructure provider Blink Charging and the greek Eunice Energy Group have established a joint venture to target the European EV charging market. ‘Blink Europe’ will begin by focusing on Greece, before expanding to other European markets.
Eunice (EEG) is one of the leading providers of renewable energy in Greece. In addition to being a manufacturer of wind turbines, EEG owns and operates wind farms and solar energy farms throughout Greece. With Blink, the company will now face electric vehicle drivers directly, using the latter’s products.
The JV that officially trades under Blink Charging Europe Ltd. (Blink Europe), will use Blink’s EV products and network alongside EEG’s position and financial abilities to expand the charging infrastructure in Greece and other European countries.
“This joint venture to target the EV charging market in Greece comes at a critical time for the country,” stated Blink’s Founder and Executive Chairman Michael D. Farkas. He continued, “Greece was recently rated near the bottom of the EU list for electric vehicle preparedness. This was primarily due to its lack of charging infrastructure, and we are excited to work within this JV to build the charging infrastructure and expand the availability of charging ports in Greece.”
EEG’s Founder and Executive Chairman George I. Kalavrouziotis added the promise that the entire Greek Blink Charging Network would be powered by Green Energy produced by Eunice naturally.
Concrete data on the number of planned charging stations or a starting date have not been released and Blink Europe will still have to go through the approval process of the relevant authorities.