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CarCharging announce plans to integrate Tesla supercharger into Blink network

The announcement follows the recent news that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is to open up the company’s patents to help accelerate ‘common, rapidly-evolving technology platform’.

The group, which bought out the Blink network when ECOTality went out of business, run a network of 119 fast chargers, which it says is the largest network of DC Fast Chargers in the United States.

CarCharging said it is looking at incorporating the technology of Tesla’s charging port into its Blink charging stations, as well as the Society of Automobile Engineers’ (SAE) new J1772 DC Fast Charging combo coupler, in order to expand the charging options currently available for EV drivers.

The firm added that it is further expanding its network of DC Fast Chargers by actively working with Nissan and Gridscape Solutions to deploy its quick chargers in key markets throughout the United States.

‘Like Tesla Motors, CarCharging believes that the market potential for electric vehicles is vast and we are dedicated to doing all that we can to assist in its acceleration,’ said CarCharging founder and CEO, Michael D Farkas. ‘By sharing its technologies, Tesla Motors provides CarCharging with the ability to leverage all of the locations in its portfolio and offer a solution that is compatible for all EV drivers, which is a win-win for the drivers and the industry.’

CarCharging added that is also actively working with other major EV charging networks on various interoperability initiatives.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.

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