· $107 Million Signed Infrastructure Project Backlog as of March 31, 2023
· Backlog Driven by Significant Growth in EV Infrastructure Division
· EV Charging Infrastructure Backlog Currently Represents over 20% of Total Backlog; Reaffirming Strategy to Invest in the EV Charging Infrastructure Sector
New York – April 19, 2023 – Charge Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRGE) (“Charge” or the “Company”), today reported record backlog after the close of the first quarter 2023 and reaffirmed its commitment to pursuing growth within the EV charging infrastructure sector.
"We have demonstrated through our record backlog that we continue to provide essential infrastructure services in the EV charging, broadband infrastructure and electrical infrastructure markets. The growth of our backlog is a testament to the leadership of our infrastructure divisions, the processes that we are implementing, and the teams that we are building,” said Andrew Fox, CEO of Charge.
"The growth of our EV charging infrastructure division, Charge Infrastructure (CI), reinforces our strategy to focus on the EV transition as a pillar of our company’s future. CI’s backlog growth, now representing over 20% of the total, supports that our unique and specialized offering is valued by our clients. Our 150 years of automotive OEM expertise, investment in educating our customers while we remain focused on white-glove service, and our commitment to deliver client-centric solutions throughout the project differentiates Charge. We continue to focus on our mission to be the trusted advisor for EV charging infrastructure ecosystems, and we are grateful to play a role in the transition from gas to electric powered vehicles,” Fox concluded.
About Charge Enterprises, Inc.
Charge Enterprises, Inc. is an electrical, broadband and EV charging infrastructure company that provides clients with end-to-end project management services. We operate in two segments: Infrastructure, which has a primary focus on EV charging, broadband and wireless, and electrical contracting services; and Telecommunications, which provides connection of voice calls and data to global carriers. Our vision is to be a leader in enabling the next wave of transportation and connectivity. By building, designing, and operating seamless infrastructure for electric vehicles, we aim to create a future where transportation is clean, efficient, and connected and to empower individuals, communities, and businesses to thrive in a more sustainable world. Our plan is to cultivate repeat customers and recurring revenue by deploying a multi-phased strategy, initially where investment in the EV charging revolution is taking place, the nation’s approximately 18,000 franchised auto dealers.
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