FLO and METRO Partner for Fast EV Charging

FLO and METRO Inc. have partnered to provide over 500 public EV fast charging ports at more than 130 grocery store locations across Quebec and Ontario, beginning in August. This initiative aims to integrate EV charging into daily life, supporting Canada’s environmental goals and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Key Highlights:

  • Partnership Overview: FLO, a North American electric vehicle (EV) charging company, and METRO Inc. will install at least 500 fast charging ports across Quebec and Ontario starting in August.
  • Convenience for EV Drivers: The charging ports will be available at more than 130 grocery store locations, including Metro, Super C, Food Basics, and Marché Adonis.
  • Environmental Impact: The partnership aims to make public charging options widely available, supporting Canada’s transition to an emission-free transportation sector.
  • Technology and Infrastructure: The new dual port FLO Ultra fast charger, capable of up to 320 kW, will be featured at these locations, charging most new EVs to 80% in 15 minutes.

“This partnership is about integrating the best EV charging experience into daily life and making it as routine as grocery shopping,” said Louis Tremblay, FLO President and CEO. “Making public charging options widely available is key for Canada to achieve its environmental goals and transition to an emission-free transportation sector. By establishing fast charging stations at more than 130 grocery stores across Quebec and Ontario, we’re laying the groundwork to accelerate the transition.”

“METRO is committed to adopting short-term, science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets for its direct and indirect emissions,” said Michel Avigliano, Vice President, Real Estate and Engineering, METRO. “Through this partnership, we are taking action to reduce our indirect emissions linked to the transport of our customers, while contributing to the collective effort of transition towards a more low-carbon economy.”

A significant number of these new installations are supported by FLO’s partnership with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), which committed C$235 million to bring more than 1,900 public fast charging ports online across Canada by 2027.

“The CIB is investing in critical EV infrastructure which meets drivers’ needs for the future, in communities big and small, across the country. Grocery stores are essential for our daily necessities and thriving communities. By combining high-speed charging options for EV drivers in the places they frequent the most, we are moving closer to ending EV owners’ range anxiety,” said Ehren Cory, CEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank.

The more than 130 grocery stores will feature the new dual port FLO Ultra fast charger. With up to 320 kW of available power, the FLO Ultra charger will charge most new EVs to 80% in 15 minutes. FLO’s Ultra fast charger is capable of up to 500kW when paired with a second FLO Ultra charger. Its flexible and modular design and extended cable length facilitate charging on one or both sides, creating ease of use for all types of makes and models.

For more on FLO’s products and mission, please visit flo.com.

About FLO: FLO is a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and a smart charging solutions provider. FLO operates its network across North America with facilities in Michigan and Quebec.

About METRO: With annual sales of more than $20 billion, METRO Inc. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario, employing more than 97,000 people. The company operates a network of approximately 980 food stores and 640 pharmacies under various banners.

By integrating these fast charging stations at grocery store locations, FLO and METRO are making significant strides toward supporting Canada’s environmental goals and easing the transition to electric vehicles for consumers.

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