Blink Charging has received a follow-on order worth $1m from InterEnergy for 150 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, including its IQ 200 and direct-current fast charger (DCFC) units, to be deployed in the Dominican Republic.

The company had previously secured $1.2m to provide 200 charging stations to InterEnergy.

InterEnergy has currently purchased 350 Blink Level 2, DCFC and residential charging stations.

Supported by its technological platform Evergo, InterEnergy aims to install 500 charging stations throughout the Dominican Republic and Panama by next year.

Blink Charging founder and CEO Michael Farkas said: “Residents and businesses in the Dominican Republic are enthusiastically embracing the transition to electric vehicles, and we are excited to continue our engagement with InterEnergy, contributing to the build-out of the country’s EV infrastructure with our charging stations.”

“Whether for the public or private sectors, Blink is well-positioned to play a critical role as the island nation’s dominant EV charging station equipment provider.”

Blink’s charging stations will be installed in locations such as hotels and resorts, shopping centres and gas stations.

Blink’s IQ 200 units are the fastest Level 2 AC charging stations available, with an output of 80A that deliver 65 miles of charge in an hour.

InterEnergy Group Dominican Republic country manager Roberto Herrera said: “Evergo, as of August 2020, has more than 150 charging stations installed or in the process of installation in the Dominican Republic.​ Our goal is to have 500 charging stations in our network by the end of 2021.

“Our purpose is to facilitate access to sustainable mobility for everyone, through the most sophisticated and largest network of charging stations in the Dominican Republic, which corresponds to our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).”

InterEnergy, through its CEPM subsidiary, provides energy solutions to a major section of the country’s tourism sector.