Blink Charging introduces free-standing EV charger
Blink Charging announced the launch of its new mobile charging station. The free-standing mobile charging station supports 240-volt AC charging and provides up to 9.6kW of charge to electric vehicles.
The market launch is also effective immediately. “This new mobile charger is tremendously innovative, and I’m excited for our Blink members and all EV drivers to experience its ability to help them when they need a charge the most,” commented Blink’s founder and CEO Michael D. Farkas. He believes the applications for the battery are manifold, and that “roadside assistance companies, insurance companies, auto manufacturers, and even credit card companies” could benefit from them as they all provide forms of assistance to troubled travellers.
That being said, this is also the case of an EV being charged by a combustion-powered device, so it is to be hoped that this will only find use in emergencies. The company advertises that the charger is usable with “all-electric cars including all Tesla models”. The weight stands at a proud 350 lbs, and the charging station’s generator features a 10.9-gallon gas tank which doesn’t make for the most compact model, however it fills a challenging market gap.