DETROIT–General Motors has selected Flo Services Inc. as the supplier for the GM Dealer Community Charging Program.
The program will install up to 40,000 public Level 2 EV chargers in local communities across North America–the largest deployment of public Level 2 chargers in North America to date.
Flo will manufacture CoRe+ Max chargers that will be provided to participating dealers. The chargers deliver a maximum power output of 19.2 kW, charges up to 2.7 times faster than a typical Level 2 charging station, and delivers the most power available to a Level 2 charger.
These new charging stations will join the Flo network and GM’s Ultium Charge 360 network and will be available to all EV drivers.
“GM is a long-term valued collaborator, and we are proud to support this extraordinary effort to grow access to public EV charging in thousands of local communities across North America,” said Louis Tremblay, Flo’s president and CEO. “Together, Flo, GM and GM dealerships will bring reliable charging to drivers from curbside to countryside.”
Through the Dealer Community Charging Program, GM and its dealers are working together to expand public charging access in underserved rural and urban areas. Participating dealers are eligible to receive up to 10 Level 2 charging stations, and GM will connect dealers with installation providers as needed. The charging stations will then be installed in key public locations including workplaces, multi-unit dwellings, event venues, colleges and universities. The first chargers were recently installed in Wisconsin and Michigan at a park, library, sports complex and wellness center.
“With Flo’s collaboration and the support of our dealer community, we’ll significantly expand reliable and convenient infrastructure across the U.S. and Canada and manifest our all-electric future,” said Hoss Hassani, vice president of GM EV Ecosystem.
These EV chargers will be built in North America, primarily at Flo’s new assembly plant and testing lab in Auburn Hills, with support from Flo’s Shawinigan, Quebec facilities. The plant will help Flo bring more than 250,000 EV chargers to American drivers and create 730 direct, indirect and induced jobs by 2028.
Flo has an installed base of more than 75,000 fast and Level 2 EV charging stations across North America, where more than a million vehicle charges a month take place. More at flo.com.