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Full charge: US firm buys EV station operator in Flanders

To pave the way for the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs): that’s what American listed company Blink Charging aims to achieve by deploying and operating EV charging infrastructure around the globe. Taking its mission up another notch, Blink Charging is acquiring Flanders-based charging station operator Blue Corner from Octa+, Belgium’s largest independent distributor of energy products, such as electricity, gas, fuel and heating oil. 

Stronger European presence

Worldwide, Blink Charging has already installed over 23,000 charging stations. Through the acquisition of Blue Corner, the American firm not only gains access to more than 7,000 charging points in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France, but also to more than 10,000 ‘charging customers’ that rely on the services of Blue Corner on a daily basis. 

Blink Charging’s intention is to significantly strengthen Blue Corner’s presence in Europe in the short term. 

Top 5 player

Headquartered in Antwerp, Flanders’ largest city, Blue Corner is a top 5 player in Belgium and Flanders as a region, where electric cars are becoming increasingly popular. In 2020, more than 1 million electric cars and plug-in hybrids were sold to European markets for the first time. In Belgium, e-car sales are also on the rise. 

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Blink Charging
Reported by
website De Tijd
3 August 2021

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