Blink Charging, a manufacturer, operator, and provider of EV charging equipment and services, has established its new global corporate headquarters in Bowie, MD, and announced a new production facility in the city. The announcement was marked with a grand opening event at the facility attended by White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, Maryland Governor Wes Moore, and other federal, state, and local dignitaries.

The new plant will include an extra production line that will help Blink streamline operations for the expedited and increased production of EV charging units. At the same time, the company plans to significantly increase its manufacturing capacity by constructing a new, modern facility that demonstrates its commitment to addressing global demand for EV charging infrastructure.

Maryland was selected as Blink’s central hub due to its proximity to Washington, D.C., supporting the company’s global vision of a more sustainable future. In working to fulfill this goal, it has expanded its market presence and enhanced operational efficiency while implementing dedicated workplace initiatives for employees and increasing its focus on product research and development.

Both the new headquarters and manufacturing facility will be situated in Melford Town Center, a mixed-use business community in Bowie developed by St. John’s Properties. Today, Blink’s current manufacturing facility produces around 15,000 EV charging units annually and, leveraging its new facility, the company is aiming to grow its total annual production capacity to over 50,000 units to meet the rising demand for EVs and their charging infrastructure.

The new plant will function as the central hub for Blink’s in-house manufacturing and production in North America. Here, its operations will focus on assembling Blink’s Series 6, Series 7, and Series 8 L2 chargers. In alignment with the Build America, Buy America Act, it will enable the company to increase domestic manufacturing operations, replacing its international production operations.

Within Maryland, Blink will also look to establish the Blink Center of Charging Excellence, which will offer various features – including a dedicated facility where OEMs can conduct tests on vehicle compatibility and design with various chargers. Blink will establish capabilities for unit certification in collaboration with MET Labs at the facility, while using it to develop a platform for industry stakeholders and companies to convene and test new technologies. At the same time, this advanced facility will include a drive-in dock for vehicle testing across passenger, truck, bus, and fleet vehicles; while also providing vehicle simulators, calibration equipment, meter accuracy test equipment, EnergyStar pre-testing, and regenerative load testing.

Looking ahead, Blink is planning make a series of technological investments, through which it aims to advance the next generation of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSEs).