Blink Charging Co., owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced in a statement it has entered into referral cooperation agreement with Athena, the vehicle electrification arm of ZEVx, a start-up that produces affordable EV conversion kits, to begin to refer its fleet clients to Blink.
Arizona-based ZEVx provides conversion solutions for fleets looking to electrify their current vehicles. Utilizing LG batteries for its conversions, the company offers a lower-cost option for fleets who wish to go electric with readily available battery packs.
“We’re excited to have been selected as a preferred charger provider with ZEVx and working directly with them to bring a total ecosystem solution for our joint fleet customers,” said Amy Dobrikova, Blink VP fleet solutions in the statement. “Blink has the service-after-the-sale support with our 247/365 call support, network operations center, nationwide network of installers, and grant department support, along with multiple Blink financing options.”
Blink offers a number of EV fleet charging solutions, including hardware and management software that connects vehicles, drivers, and EV chargers. For product providers such as Blink, ZEVx’s Athena provides new prospective clients options to meet their charging needs.
“Blink is providing some great charging solutions for fleet customers with great success, added Jake Obert, VP of North American sales for ZEVx. "This cooperation helps customers close the gap between charging infrastructure and e-mobility solutions. The cooperation between our companies will help customers adopt more sustainable vehicles into their fleet.”
The Blink network open API will allow for Blink charger locations to be integrated into the ZEVx dashboard in their vehicle, informing drivers of the nearest Blink charger location.
“It’s exciting to cooperate with a company that is electrifying and converting internal combustion engines up to 10 years old and still on the road today,” said Jeremy Watrous, Blink senior manager automotive OEM business development.