FLO FOR Auto Dealerships

EV charging for auto dealerships

Meet the skyrocketing demand for electric vehicles with the help of our best-in-class charging stations.

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Why EV charging at your dealership?
Give your dealership the edge it deserves

With the arrival of new EV models your dealership will need to transform itself to be ready to sell, service, and offer more value to your customers.

  • Inventory Lot – Readily charged for customer delivery
  • Test Drives– Recharge in between stops
  • Service & Maintenance Bays – For testing and full service vehicle return
  • Guest Parking – Enhanced customer service experience
  • Employee Parking – Provide a workplace benefit
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Schedule a consultation with a FLO Expert today!

One of our experienced sales consultants will provide you with all the knowledge you need to get started with EV charging.

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Why your dealership needs FLO?

As a leading North American EV network operator, you have access to a broad range of EV charging solutions to meet your needs as a dealer.

Rebates and incentives

Low total cost of ownership

We’ll tailor our solutions to the needs of your deployment to make them as efficient as possible. Need to scale? Our hardware is designed for future expansion with daisy- chaining capabilities for adding additional chargers and PowerManagement to reduce energy costs.

Complete solutions

Simplified turnkey solutions

In order to deliver the best possible experience, our application engineers will work closely with you to develop a site plan and complete installation tailored to your needs.

Easy to operate

Our Global Management Services provide you with tools and hands-on assistance that make operating your charging deployment simple and worry-free, including: Online web portal, Continuous over-the-air updates, and Proactive monitoring.

Future-proof your business

Future-proof and adaptable

Ongoing software and firmware updates ensure your charger remains compatible to new and future generations of electric vehicles.

Remote station monitoring

Remote monitoring

Our Network Operations Centre (NOC) allows us to identify and resolve potential issues quickly and efficiently, often before you even know there’s a problem.

Extensive Warranty

1-4* year comprehensive warranty

Our warranty offers you peace of mind and gives you confidence that your investment is protected

Case Study

Powering Mercedes-Benz Canada towards the electric future

In order to support the rollout of new EV models, Mercedes-Benz sought a partner who could echo and amplify the company’s commitment towards providing customers with a comprehensive, best-in-class experience while delivering fast and high-quality charging solutions.

Mercedes Benz- Case Study
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Your customized deployment

With FLO, expect a full turnkey solution, starting with a site plan, best-in-class hardware solutions, installation support, and active support services.

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A track record you can trust

We electrify sites for leading OEMs and dealerships across North America and we’ll do the same for you.

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Reed Mascola

Manager of Strategic Projects, Mercedes-Benz Canada

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In order to deliver a comprehensive, best in-class electric ecosystem to our customers, we needed to select the strongest partners in charging.
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Reliable, streamlined hardware
A fit for every EV dealership

FLO charging stations are expertly designed and built directly at our North American manufacturing facilities using a sustainable supply chain model.

Flexible Installation Options
CoRe+™ Series

This configurable Level 2 station can be easily tailored to your site —including a cost-effective, future-ready expansion kit.

Fast Charging
SmartDC™

Keep your customers and your business moving with the ability to fully recharge in under 40 mins.

Fast Charging
UltraTM

Easy to find and use, the FLO UltraTM fast charger is designed to get you back on the road quickly and safely.

FLO Home™

We offer the perfect solution for home EV charging, built with an all-season 100% aluminum casing that can be installed in- or out-of-doors.

CoRe+™ Series

This configurable Level 2 station can be easily tailored to your site —including a cost-effective, future-ready expansion kit.

SmartDC™

Keep your customers and your business moving with the ability to fully recharge in under 40 mins*.

Ultra™

Easy to find and use, the FLO UltraTM fast charger is designed to get you back on the road quickly and safely.

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How we work with you

Don’t be shy, getting your dealership ready for the EV revolution just takes a few simple steps.

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1. Planning and consultation

A dedicated FLO Application Engineer will work with you to design an electrification plan tailored to your site requirements, usage behavior, and cost considerations.

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2. Site evaluation

We’ll review your electrical needs and prepare the best plan for your charging hardware, load capacity and/or panel upgrades.

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3. Installation support

We give you the option to use the electrical contractor of your choice or one of our trusted partners. Either way, we’ll provide all the guidance you’ll need.

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4. Activation

Our commissioning team will set up your ideal charging environment, starting with a personalized on-boarding session to activate and configure your new deployment.

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EV Charging FAQs
FAQs
In which locations should I install Level 2 EV charging stations at my dealership?

FLO Level 2 charging stations are capable of transferring up to 19.2kW of energy per hour. On average these can deliver 15-25kms of range per hour and recharge a battery from 0-100% within 8-12 hours depending on the vehicle’s acceptance rate and battery design*.

Consider placing these stations in areas where dwell time will be longer than 1 hour: customer parking, employee parking, inventory lots, and service & maintenance bays.

In which locations should I install Level 3 (DC Fast) EV charging stations at my dealership?

FLO Level 3 (DC Fast) charging stations are capable of transferring 50kW, 100kW, and up to 320kW of energy per hour. On average these stations can recharge a vehicle from 0-80% within 40 minutes depending on the vehicle’s acceptance rate and battery size*.

Consider placing these stations in areas where fast turnaround is needed such as: customer parking, new vehicle delivery areas, test drive areas, and service & maintenance bays.

How much does it cost to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers in my dealership?

Installation costs will vary by site, depending on the available on-site electrical capacity, distance of chargers to the electrical panels, any required civil work, electrical upgrades, permitting and other factors.

How much does a FLO Level 2 charger cost?

The cost will vary depending on: the speed of charger selected, configuration (i.e.: single head vs. dual head mounting), accessories required (i.e.: cable management systems, pedestal, mounting brackets), selected maintenance & warranty plans, and operation fees.

How much does a FLO Level 3 charger (DC Fast) charger cost?

The cost will vary depending on a few factors: the speed of charger selected, accessories required (i.e.: cable management systems), selected maintenance & warranty plans, and operation fees.

What is FLO’s lead time to deliver EV charging stations?

FLO can offer customers fast lead times since our stations are assembled domestically in Michigan and Quebec.

How long will it take to install EV charging stations?

Time to install will vary site by site depending on the site planning and design, permitting delays (if required), construction needs, and electrical infrastructure connections and upgrades (if required).

Is FLO able to meet my dealership EV charging requirements?

FLO offers a full suite of Level 2 and Level 3 (DC Fast) charging stations with configurable options that can meet the needs of most OEM EV charging requirements.

What experience does FLO have working with dealerships and OEMs?

FLO has been a provider for the following dealership banners: Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ford, KIA, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Can I use FLO EV charging stations to meet my dealership EV charging infrastructure requirements?

Yes, FLO offers a full suite of Level 2 and Level 3 (DC Fast chargers) that can meet the requirements of many OEM infrastructure mandates.

What type of charging stations do I need for my dealership?

FLO suggests a mix of Level 2 and Level 3 (DC Fast) chargers. Quantities of each will be dependent on the size of your dealership, current and expected future volume of EV sales, and areas you have available.

Can I use my own electrical contractor to install FLO EV charging stations?

Yes, FLO stations can be installed by any certified electrician. If you do not have a preferred contractor, we can recommended a certified installer from our trusted network.

What is the difference between Level 2 vs. Level 3 (DC Fast) EV charging stations?

The difference between Level 2 vs Level 3 (DC Fast) chargers comes down to speed and time. Level 2 stations use AC power and offer energy transfer speeds up to 19.2kW (80 amps) which can recharge an average EV from 0-100% within 8-12 hours*. Whereas a Level 3 (DC Fast) charger can supply energy at much higher speeds since they bypass the vehicle’s on-board charger and transfer energy directly to the battery, which can reduce time to charge from 0-80% within 40 minutes or less* depending on the available kW speed offered by the station.

*Recharge time is based on an average of current market EV models. Recharge time may vary depending on make and model, charger energy transfer speed, temperature, and battery capabilities.

What incentives are available for installing EV charging stations at my dealership?

Depending on your station use (public or private), your location, and utility provider, you may be eligible to receive rebates and special incentives. To see a list of programs in your area, check out our , or Rebates & Incentives page, or speak to one of our representatives.

What types of connectors do FLO stations have?

FLO Level 2 stations come equipped with a SAE J1772 connector and FLO Level 3 (DC Fast) chargers offer both CHAdeMO and CSS. These connectors are universally accepted by current generation EV models offered by: BMW, Ford, Genesis, GM, Honda, Hyundai, KIA, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz, Rivian, Stellantis, Toyota, & Volkswagen. Tesla vehicles can use FLO Level 2 & Level 3(DC Fast) charging stations by using an adapter.

FLO’s new stations, including the FLO UltraTM DC Fast charger, are already designed to support NACS cables if requested by customers or site hosts. Moving forward, we have options for customers with existing stations to be able to transition to the NACS connector as automakers transition towards the NACS standard.

What is NACS?

North American Charging Standard (NACS) is a universal charging connector design that aims to simplify the driver experience by offering one type of connector for both Level 2 & Level 3 (DC Fast) stations. This will eliminate the need for multiple connector types (SAE J1772, CHAdeMO, and CSS) by standardizing connector design. The NACS connector is currently designed for use with Tesla vehicle ports and several major OEMs have recently announced their intention to adopt this connector and port design in the future production of electric vehicle (EV) model releases.

FLO’s new stations, including the FLO UltraTM DC Fast charger are already designed to support NACS cables if requested by customers or site hosts. Moving forward, we have options for customers with existing stations to be able to transition to the NACS connector as automakers transition towards the NACS standard.

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Schedule a consultation with a FLO Expert today!

One of our experienced sales consultants will provide you with all the knowledge you need to get started with EV charging.