Blink Charging UK announces launch of advanced vehicle-to-grid charger in UK and Ireland


Author: Mankirat Kaur

Blink Charging UK has announced the launch of its advanced EQ 200 charger for the UK and Ireland.

The EQ 200 is one of a new generation of vehicle-to-grid, bi-directional chargers designed to boost the development of an effective EV charging infrastructure and enable the switch from static EV charging to more dynamic and sustainable energy management as grid technology develops.

The EQ 200’s smart features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and 2G and 4G connectivity, allowing the charger to interact with a full range of load-balancing and intelligent energy management systems, enabling vehicle-to-grid (VTG) and vehicle-to-everything (VTX) capabilities as new systems emerge.

Going forward, these smart features will allow the EQ 200 charger to draw on the energy stored in an electric vehicle’s battery to power other devices in the office or home, charge other EVs, or feed electricity back into the grid. This in turn will help organisations, homeowners, and grid operators to balance energy supply and demand.

The EQ 200 charger’s compact design makes it suitable for workplace and parking operators as well as residential users. The Level 2 (L2) AC charger has been designed for European markets, and is ISO15118- and MID-certified, offering up to 22kW of charging power output.

Miko de Haan, President of Blink Charging Europe, said: “Electric vehicle sales outpaced expectations in the UK last year, accounting for nearly 17% of new registrations. This continued acceleration of EV adoption demands a sophisticated EV charging infrastructure, and we hope to play our part in growing a network of future-capable chargers that supports EV ambitions.”

Alex Calnan, Managing Director, Blink Charging UK, said: “The launch of our grid-ready EQ 200 charger into the UK and Irish markets is an important moment for EV charging. Facilities including car parks, depots and offices now have the option of an advanced solution capable of interacting with smart energy systems.”