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FLO & Hydro-Québec to Install Thousands of New EV Chargers

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Of the 7,500 Level 2 chargers FLO will supply under the new contract with Hydro-Québec, 3,000 will be public curbside chargers on the road. Photo Southworks / Adobe Stock

FLO, a subsidiary of AddEnergie, and Hydro-Québec, owner of the Electric Circuit EV charging network, announced their biggest collaboration yet.

Hydro-Québec recently selected FLO to supply the Electric Circuit with up to 7,500 Level 2 chargers between 2022 and 2026, thereby cementing the strong relationship between both parties and making this FLO’s biggest contract since its inception.

“We’re thrilled to have been selected once again as a partner to Electric Circuit in this latest tender,” said Louis Tremblay, FLO’s President and CEO. “FLO chargers are hailed across North America for being especially robust, reliable, and durable. It’s been almost a decade since FLO and Hydro-Québec started working together to electrify Québec and expand EV charging infrastructure, helping to improve accessibility and ensure drivers have reliable charging experiences. This latest victory is a vote of confidence in FLO’s products and services, and we look forward to offering our continued support to Hydro-Québec in its endeavors to accelerate the electrification of transportation, not only for another 10 years, but for many more years to come.”

The two Québec-based EV charging giants have been collaborating since 2013. Since then, Hydro-Québec has awarded six calls for proposals to FLO, pursuant to which FLO has supplied Hydro-Québec with approximately 4,500 EV chargers across Québec, split between approximately 3,800 Level 2 chargers and 700 Level 3 (DC) chargers. The latest contract between the two parties will see FLO install almost twice as many Level 2 chargers in just the next four years.

Shifting to EVs

“We are pleased to expand our longstanding relationship with FLO, especially at a time when the world as a whole, and Quebeckers in particular, are rapidly shifting to electric vehicles,” said France Lampron, Director, E-Mobility at Hydro-Québec. “Providing Quebeckers and visitors alike with thousands more stations where they can charge their vehicles on the go at thousands of convenient locations, is at the heart of Québec’s plan to electrify our community. As a clean energy transition leader, Hydro-Québec is very proud of this major leap in the right direction towards making our community cleaner and transportation more environmental-friendly.”

Of the 7,500 Level 2 chargers FLO will supply under the new contract with Hydro-Québec, 3,000 will be public curbside chargers on the road, 2,000 will be for Hydro-Québec’s fleet, and 2,500 for other usages such as businesses and municipalities.

 

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