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[Funding News] Canada-based Flo Secures $136Million in Funding

FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider, secures $136million in funding, principally from a Series E equity financing, led by Export Development Canada (EDC), to support the company’s continued growth in both the U.S. and Canada and accelerate the deployment of its reliable charging network.

FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider, secures $136million in funding, principally from a Series E equity financing, led by Export Development Canada (EDC), to support the company’s continued growth in both the U.S. and Canada and accelerate the deployment of its reliable charging network.

The investment will also help advance the rollout of it’s newest products, the NEVI and Buy America-compliant FLO Ultra fast charger and the next generation of it Home residential chargers. It will also help fund additional new charging solutions and the network expansion of it owned-and-operated stations at high-utilization sites with it’s strategic partners.

Louis Tremblay, FLO President and CEO said, “This financing will help FLO continue our work to deploy reliable, critically needed EV charging infrastructure across North America, I am grateful to our financing partners who believe in FLO and our mission to help overcome climate change by engineering and operating the most reliable EV charging network and by delivering the best possible experience for EV drivers.”

EDC is a long-time partner in FLO’s mission, having first invested in the company in 2020 as part of its Investment Matching Program, followed by support via its Export Guarantee Program. Additionally, Erik Brien-Wright, Partner, Mid-Market Growth Capital at EDC will join FLO’s board of directors.

Guillermo Freire, Senior Vice-President, Mid-Market Group, and responsible for EDC’s cleantech practice said, “FLO is a leader in the field of EV charging solutions and we have been pleased to support them in their growth journey, FLO is a prime example of the success of Canadian cleantech and the positive impacts that medium-segment companies have on the Canadian economy. We have witnessed their impressive growth over a short period, and we look forward to seeing them leverage this equity financing to scale across North America and deliver their next generation of innovative network-connected EV charging products and solutions that enable a low-carbon future.”

The equity raise is also supported by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Investissement Québec (IQ), as an agent of the Québec government, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Energy Impact Partners (EIP) and MacKinnon, Bennett & Company Inc. (MKB).

Francis Baillargeon, FLO Chief Financial Officer said, “We are glad that FLO’s financing partners share our vision: long-term growth, a profitable business model and strategic market expansion via both the sale and ownership of reliable infrastructure, Together we will continue our work to deliver the best charging experience for all EV drivers.”

The new dual-port it Ultra charger will charge most new EVs to 80% in 15 minutes with 320kW of power. The station is capable of up to 500kW when paired with a second FLO Ultra charger. It’s Ultra’s driver-centric design, reliable performance and ease of use make it the ideal charger for locations that include restaurants, restrooms and other amenities. 

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The FLO Ultra charger is designed to comply with the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program’s (NEVI) standards and the Buy America Act and support U.S. federal initiatives to build a cohesive, nationwide network of EV charging stations.

About FLO

FLO is a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and a smart charging solutions provider. They help to overcome climate change and accelerate EV adoption through a vertically integrated business model and by delivering EV drivers the best charging experience from curbside to countryside. Every month, they enable more than 1.5 million charging events thanks to over 100,000 fast and level 2 EV charging stations deployed at public, private and residential locations.

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