Oddly, a few weeks ago, I stumbled across https://www.blinkcharging.com/single-po ... ng-Officer
. Brendan Jones has ended up at Blink!
Jones joins Blink following his role as COO at Electrify America, LLC, from September 2016 to March 2020, where he was the very first employee and built the company from a startup into one of the largest, ultrafast EV charging companies in the world. He led strategy, design implementation, and management teams and negotiated contracts for charging services with numerous leading automotive OEMs. His leadership skills, paired with artful contract negotiations, led Electrify America to manage and install over $30 million in Level 2 EV charging stations and $500 million in DC fast charging infrastructure.
Prior to Electrify America, LLC, Mr. Jones was Vice President, OEM Strategy and Business Development at EVgo between March 2014 and September 2016, and helped reposition the company from a single subscriber revenue model to one with multi-million-dollar contracts with automotive OEMs and established the foundational elements for the rapid expansion of Fast Charger infrastructure in the U.S.
Jones also previously spent 21 years from April 1994 and March 2014 at Nissan North America, the last six of which were in senior management or director capacities. He was an integral part of the team working on the Nissan LEAF, which he helped develop into the top-selling battery electric vehicle of all time. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts from George Mason University. He has previously served on numerous boards and EV industry committees.
Before EA and EVgo, he was one of the voices of Nissan when it came to Leaf after Mark Perry. Google for brendan jones nissan autoblog
Is the sinking ship going to finally be turned around?
To this day, I've yet to ever use a public Blink EVSE that's a paid one. I'd used some CHAdeMO only chargers before and one or more might've been on Blink/Blink owned except it was free and had no authentication.
Their L2 charging is crazy overpriced and the odds of the equipment working aren't great. I'm unaware of any SAE Combo chargers run by them in my area, so it's of no use for my Bolt. I can currently get free SAE Combo juice from https://drivethearc.com/
and cheaper than charging at home DC FC thru EA as long as my battery's not too cold and I'm below 55% SoC + some free (a bit hard to get) L2 juice about 5 miles from home.