Operated by Car Charging Group Inc., Blink offers over 4,000 public charging stations in the United States. You can see the live availability of their stations on the ChargeHub charging station map.. It also offers residential charging stations. Blink level 2 charging stations are outfitted with a SAE J1772 connector and DC Fast Charging stations with a CHAdeMO connector.
Blink is part of Nissan’s No Charge to Charge Program and Kia’s ChargeUp program.
It is free to sign up to the Blink Network and the cost to charge at Blink station operated by the Blink Network will depend on your membership status. However, you don’t need a membership to charge at a Blink station.
Cost Per Charge
The cost to charge at a Blink charging station operated by the Blink Network varies depending on your level of membership and where the station is located. In States where pricing by kWh is permitted, cost varies from $0.39 to $0.79 (USD) per kWh to charge at a level 2 charging station and from $0.49 to $0.69 (USD) per kWh to charge at a DCFC station. In States where this type of pricing is not permitted, charging at a Blink level 2 charging station costs between $0.04 to $0.06 (USD) per minute and charging at a DCFC station costs from $6.99 to $9.99 (USD) per session.
Here is a list of the states where pricing by kWh is permitted: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Washington.