Blink Charging is planning an expansion in Tennessee that would create 300 new jobs.

The electric services firm plans to launch a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Greater Nashville.

Company officials said they have targeted four Southeast states, namely, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina. 

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Sources familiar with the project said the company has scouted several sites in Middle Tennessee, but has yet to confirm where the project will take place.

Blink is a publicly listed firm that manufactures electric vehicle charging stations.

Its interest in Tennessee reflects the state’s rising position in the automotive industry’s race to an electric vehicle future.

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The state now has three manufacturers producing electric vehicles and is about to add a fourth, Ford Motor.

It is being built on a $5.6 billion complex in West Tennessee, which is the state’s greatest economic development project in history.

Economic development authorities are now vying for jobs from firms in the supply chain, ranging from battery manufacturers to companies like Blink.

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Tritium DCFC, a rival, launched a charging station assembly factory in Lebanon this summer.

Tennessee is working hard to triple the number of fast-charging stations along major roads and interstates.

It was unclear when the Florida-based business hopes to make a site choice.

Source: Business Journals

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