FLO Unveils EV Road Trip Planner

FLO has introduced a new personalized trip planner feature in its app, designed to make summer road trips easier for electric vehicle (EV) owners. This update allows users to plan their journeys with accuracy and efficiency, integrating crucial factors like vehicle make, range, and essential charging stations.

Key Highlights:

  • New App Feature: FLO’s updated trip planner enables EV drivers to customize their journeys, taking into account factors like vehicle make, passenger count, luggage, and personalized stops.
  • Navigation Integration: Once the trip is planned, drivers can navigate using their preferred map app via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
  • User-Friendly: The feature is available on the FLO app for iOS and will soon be available for Android.
  • Charging Network: The planner uses data from over 100,000 stations across more than 30 networks to suggest optimal charging stops and estimate costs.
  • Innovative Features: Includes a unique convenience feature that allows users to view their charging session on their phone’s lock screen.

Personalized Trip Planning: FLO’s new trip planner simplifies EV travel by enabling users to personalize their journey. Nathan Yang, FLO Chief Product Officer, highlights the importance of this feature, especially with more than 1.5 million new EVs on the roads in the U.S. and Canada. He states, “As drivers begin to plan summer adventures and where they will charge on the road, FLO is offering personalized trip planning and seamless integration into the FLO app and our extensive charging network.”

User Customization: Drivers can customize their journey by selecting their specific EV make and model, setting charge levels for departure and arrival, and accounting for various factors like occupants, climate control, extra weight, and weather conditions. Yang explains, “EV drivers can then start their journey with a clearer sense of how their range is expected to evolve between departure and arrival points and where they can expect to charge along the way based on their inputs and the feature’s estimates.”

Extensive Charging Network: Once all information is entered, the trip planner calculates the best route using more than 100,000 stations across over 30 charging networks. It suggests charging stops and locations when needed and estimates the cost and charging time required for the journey. Drivers can then send the route to Apple Maps or Google Maps for easy navigation.

Innovative Updates: This new feature follows last summer’s announcement of a unique convenience feature allowing users to view their charging session on their phone’s lock screen without unlocking the phone or opening an app.

About FLO: FLO is a leading North American EV charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider. It aims to combat climate change and accelerate EV adoption through its vertically integrated business model. FLO supports more than 1.5 million charging events monthly with over 100,000 fast and level 2 EV charging stations deployed across North America. Learn more about “EV charging done right™” at flo.com.

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