FLO hosts grand opening event at its Michigan facility


America’s First EV Charger Factory and FLO’s High-Tech Test Facility Will Accelerate EV Adoption and Create Jobs for Michiganians

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., October 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging company, today opened its first-ever facility in the United States. Situated in Auburn Hills, Michiganthe facility will help FLO provide more than 250,000 electric vehicle chargers to U.S. drivers and create 730 direct, indirect, and induced jobs by 2028, including 133 jobs in 2023. The event featured:

  • Senator Gary Peters
  • lieutenant governor Garlin Gilchrist
  • Representing Brenda Carter
  • Mayor Kevin McDaniel
  • To delegate Mario LimogesGeneral Delegation of Quebec at Chicago
  • Aaron WolffHead of EV Infrastructure Strategy and Development, General Motors
  • Louis Tremblay, CEO of FLO and Founder.

Once operational, the facility will allow FLO to accelerate the execution of its market strategy in the United States, create jobs and provide a convenient and reliable charging solution for electric vehicle drivers across the country. .

“There is no better place for FLO to put down roots in the United States than Michigan – the cradle of the American automotive industry”, said Louis TremblayPresident and CEO of FLO. “Our new facility will establish FLO’s U.S. operational footprint, helping us create jobs, strengthen charging infrastructure, and meet the charging needs of electric vehicle drivers nationwide. Michigan has created a clear roadmap for the success of EV charging companies like FLO, providing funding and launching initiatives to expand access to charging and accelerate EV adoption. We look forward to building tomorrow’s efficient, reliable and safe charging network right here in Michigan.”

The Auburn Hills installation places FLO in the center of United States’ electric transition, as U.S. automakers continue to prioritize and increase production of electric vehicles in Detroit. Located just miles from the heart of America’s automotive industry, the facility’s state-of-the-art test lab will position FLO to build chargers designed to be compatible with new electric vehicles rolling off production lines nearby. The test lab underscores FLO’s commitment to investing in technological innovation in Michigan and ensure that FLO customers have access to a simple and reliable charging experience.

“The Auburn Hills the community welcomes FLO and the hundreds of jobs they will generate for our residents,” said the mayor Kevin McDaniel. “Auburn Hills has been at the forefront of the automotive industry for decades, and this new facility will help us embrace the transition to electric and the future of the industry. »

The plant is expected to start production later this year and will continue to increase its workforce and production. An economic report published by BW Research estimates that the facility will generate $51.7 million in labor income for Michigan workers who benefit

construction and operation of the facility. It is planned to generate $134 million revenue from sales of EV chargers and $76 million in the gross state product in the state of Michigan by 2028.

“As the automotive industry continues its work in the area of ​​electric vehicles, the contributions of companies like FLO will be crucial to the success of electric vehicle adoption,” said Rep. Brenda Carter. “Our community is on the front lines of the electric transition, and we are delighted that FLO has chosen Auburn Hills as the home of their first charger facility in the United States. »

In February, Governor Whitmer announced Michigan will receive $110 million over five years in formula funding from the federal government to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure and help the state continue to lead the future of mobility and electrification. At the Detroit auto show, President Biden announced the approval of the first year of funding from 35 states, including Michigan. Initiatives such as the Charge Up Michigan program will expand access to charging stations and build DC fast charging station infrastructure across the state of Michigan. These investments will allow EV drivers to Michiganneighboring states and Canada can make long distance trips in the Great Lakes region.

“GM is working towards an all-electric future, which requires an accessible and reliable charging infrastructure. We appreciate the collaboration of FLO with us to generalize access to charging”, said HOSS HASSANIGM Vice President of EV Ecosystem. “Their new Auburn Hills will strengthen this collaboration as we work to help build an EV charging supply chain in North America and get everyone into an EV. »

Auburn Hills has an abundant and diverse workforce, excellent business environment and critical supply chain assets,” added Tremblay. “We are ready to get to work electrifying the future of motoring right in the heart of the automotive industry.”

About FLO

FLO is a leading operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging networks in North America and a provider of smart charging solutions. We fight climate change by accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles through a vertically integrated business model and providing electric vehicle drivers with the most reliable charging experience from sidewalk to countryside. Every month, we enable more than 900,000 charging events thanks to more than 70,000 fast and level 2 charging stations deployed in public, private and residential places. FLO operates through North America and our high-quality charging stations are carefully assembled in Michigan and Quebec. To learn more about what ‘EV charging done right’ means to us, visit flo.com.



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