Types of EV Charging:
There are various types of EV charging available. Blink EV charging stations provide Level 2 EV Charging and DC Fast Charging.
Level 2 EV Charging (typically 240V, single phase AC input) is the most common type of charging available in the United States. Level 2 EV charging is used for charging electric vehicles at home (single-family homes, condominiums, apartment buildings, etc.) or at public locations (shopping centers, hotels, airports, parking garages, etc). Depending on the electric vehicle's charge rate and the state of its battery, a Level 2 charger can deliver somewhere between 10 - 25 miles per hour of charging. Currently, all electric cars sold in the United States can charge using Level 2 EV charging stations. Blink offers Level 2 charging stations for both your home and business.
DC Fast Charging (DCFC) (typically 480V, 3-Phase AC input) is used for charging electric vehicles in commercial locations, as it requires more electrical infrastructure, and therefore, DCFC stations are currently not as widespread as Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. While DCFC stations can charge an EV more rapidly than Level 2 charging stations (for example, a Nissan Leaf can charge on a DCFC station from 0% to 85% in about 30 minutes), they are typically, not compatible with all electric cars. There are two types of connectors that currently support DCFC: the CHAdeMO and the SAE Combo. DC Fast Charging connectors vary by station and EV. Blink DCFC charging stations currently offer the CHAdeMO conector, but there are plans to incorporate other standards, such as the SAE combo and Tesla’s proprietary connector, in the future. Blink also offers a DC Fast Charger for commercial use.
How to Use the Blink EV Charging Stations:Charging your EV for the first time? Our Quick Start Guides provide you with the simple instructions on how to use the public Blink EV charging stations.
Download the Blink Pedestal and Wall Mount Quick Start Guide or download the Blink DC Fast Charger Quick Start Guide.
Please be sure to also to download the free Blink Mobile app, so that you can find the public Blink EV charging stations with step-by-step driving instructions as well as pay and initiate your EV charging session directly from the Blink Mobile app!
EV Charging Fees:Level 2
|State||Blink Member||Blink Guest|
|District of Columbia||$0.45/kWh||$0.55/kWh|
|All Other States||$0.04/min||$0.06/min|
Time-based charging fees are rounded up to the nearest 30-second interval.
|State||Member Rates||Guest Rates|
|All Other States||$6.99/session||$9.99/session|
There is a two minute grace period for session based fees on DC Fast Chargers.
Interested in discounted fees on your EV charging sessions? By becoming a Blink member, you can enjoy discounted charging fees on public Blink EV charging stations. Blink membership is free, so join today!
Blink Courtesy Notices:
While driving an electric vehicle is becoming more popular, not everyone may be aware of some of the common EV charging courtesies. To help educate other drivers that may be parked in or blocking an EV charging station, Blink offers Courtesy Notices that you can print and provide to a driver or place on a parked car as necessary.Download our Blink Courtesy Notices.
Incentives for EV Drivers:
Interested in purchasing an electric car or EV charging station? There may be federal, state, and local credits and incentives available. Please visit the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuel website to learn about local and federal tax incentives that are currently available.