Blink, a Florida-based manufacturer, owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and services, announced it has been selected to provide EV charging for Royal Farms.
The Baltimore-based convenience store chain will install a total of 30 Blink DC Fast Chargers (DCFC), providing 60 charging ports.
Royal Farms will install the EV chargers at more than a dozen locations in Maryland and Delaware. Additional locations are expected to follow. Funding was partly secured through the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Electric Corridors Grants Program.
“EV charging must be convenient to be most effective, and this is an exciting step towards bringing convenience and accessibility to EV drivers in Maryland and Delaware,” said Jim Nemec, Chief Revenue Officer of Blink Charging. “Blink’s expansive range of charging solutions will help Royal Farm satisfy customer demand for EV charging at retail locations.”
Royal Farms is also installing Tesla Superchargers at some locations While currently iimited to Tesla cars, the chargers will be adapted for other EVs.
According to S&P Global Mobility, the United States must quadruple the number of EV chargers between 2022 and 2025 to meet increased demand for charging stations from growing EV sales. EVs accounted for about 5% of new vehicle sales in Delaware last year, with that percentage expected to increase.
The chargers will be needed not only for travelers, but also for EV owners living in apartments or hoomes without high-voltage chargers.
“We are excited to announce our collaboration with Blink Charging that will expand charging capabilities to much of our network and delight our customers. Royal Farms looks forward to working with Blink on building out the EV charging network in the mid-Atlantic region,” said Tom Ruszin, fuel and environment leader for Royal Farms.
Royal Farms was established in 1959 and is now moving toward the 300-stores mark.