Production of EV chargers begins at Flo plant in Auburn Hills

AUBURN HILLS–The Quebec City, Quebec-based electric vehicle charger manufacturer Flo announced this week that the first of its Flo Ultra DC fast chargers has rolled off the assembly line at its new plant in Auburn Hills.

“With 42% of users accessing DC fast chargers at least once a month and 60% depending on them for longer, multi-city trips, it’s evident that fast charging options are vital to supporting the electric transition,” said Louis Tremblay, Flo president and CEO. “At Flo, we’re committed to meeting this critical need by providing robust, reliable fast charging solutions like the Flo Ultra charger. Our mission is to ensure that drivers have the power they need, whenever and wherever they need it, to confidently drive an EV.”

The Flo Ultra charger can charge most EVs to 80% in just 15 minutes using a dual-port 320kW power configuration. Designed to comply with the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program’s standards and the Buy America Act, these chargers support federal initiatives to build a cohesive, nationwide network of EV charging stations, which aims to mitigate range anxiety and boost public confidence in EVs.

“The Flo Ultra charger is set to redefine what drivers expect from public charging stations with powerful charging and versatile design,” added Flo Chief Manufacturing Operations Officer Martine St-Onge. “As we ramp up production, we look forward to making it more accessible to own and drive EVs by bringing our Flo Ultra charger to more locations across North America.”

The Flo Ultra charger features the new Flo motorized cable management system. The EZLift system is designed to keep cables off the ground and provide extended reach allowing the cable to reach EVs regardless of vehicle port placement. Most importantly, the motorized system makes the cables feel lighter and easier to maneuver, reducing strain on users.

This production launch follows a series of rigorous tests ensuring each charger meets Flo’s high standards of durability and reliability — including 98% uptime. As more Flo Ultra chargers come off the line, they are set to become a familiar sight at public charging stations, offering a quick, easy, and efficient charging solution for EV drivers on the go.

“Today, we celebrate not just the technological innovation that Flo Ultra chargers represent, but also the hard work and dedication of our team here in Michigan,” St-Onge said.

More than 100,000 Flo fast and level 2 EV charging stations are deployed throughout North America, delivering more than 1.5 million EV charge-ups per month. More at www.flo.com.

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