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Latin American energy provider deploying 500 EV charging stations

Image credit: Open Grid Scheduler via Flickr.
Image credit: Open Grid Scheduler via Flickr.

This week, Blink Charging Co. announced that InterEnergy, an owner and operator of power generation, transmission and distribution assets in Latin America, including the Dominican Republic where its CEPM subsidiary provides energy solutions to more than 66% of the national tourism sector, has enlisted Blink to bring EV charging infrastructure to the Dominican Republic and Panama.

The initial purchase of 200 charging stations is a step toward InterEnergy’s total investment in the deployment of 500 charging stations for electrical vehicles. The investment includes Level 2 charging stations, DC Level 3 fast chargers, and networked residential smart units for a total initial purchase of $1.2 million in hardware from EV charging company Blink.

 “This is a significant step on InterEnergy’s efforts to eliminate thousands of tons of CO2 emissions per year initially in the Dominican Republic, which as an important tourist destination demands clean energy generation, representing multiple benefits to the environment,” stated Rolando Gonzalez Bunster, Chairman of InterEnergy.

Blink says that its Level 2 chargers are the fastest AC charging stations available, producing 80 amps of output, and are best suited for commercial centers, shopping malls, workplaces and multifamily residential dwellings. The DC Level 3 fast chargers can charge more rapidly, producing 50 kW of power, making them reliable for roadside charging where distance traveling is common, said the company.

“We are excited to work with a pioneer in green-focused renewable energy, while providing their customers the best equipment available. Bringing EV charging infrastructure to the Dominican Republic is only the first step of our engagement with InterEnergy and we look forward to future expansion in Panama City and further into the Caribbean and South America,” said Blink Founder and CEO Michael D. Farkas. “As more consumers are choosing to drive EVs, the need for charging infrastructure will make it possible for countries across the globe to move towards full adoption of EVs and a clean transportation future,” added Farkas.