Blink Charging Co. has been awarded a cooperative purchasing agreement for electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and network services from the Region 1 Planning Council in northern Illinois, according to a press release.
The Region 1 Planning Council is a special-purpose, regional government agency providing cross-jurisdictional, government-to-government collaborative planning across Northern Illinois. The council enables collaborative long-range planning and economic development efficiencies for several counties in the region.
The contract for EV charging equipment and services for up to a 10-year term will enable members of R1's council of governments to participate under any of Blink's deployment models. The initial plan estimates for up to 700 charging stations to be installed over the term of the purchasing agreement.
“We’re pleased to have won this opportunity to bring our state-of-the-art technology and equipment to the member communities and agencies who work with the Region 1 Planning Council in Northern Illinois,” said Brendan Jones, President of Blink Charging. “We are seeing tremendous opportunities in the marketplace, reflecting the heightened commitment from local, state and federal entities to establish cost effective and convenient EV infrastructure as the transition to electric vehicles gains momentum."