Insights | Apr 16, 2024

FLO HomeTM: The new EV chargers for home


FLO HomeTM: The new EV chargers for home 

The electric vehicle (EV) market in the US is buzzing, with over 1.2 million new EVs hitting the roads last year, and despite some naysayers predicting a gloomier future, we’re looking at an even brighter horizon with an expected 1.5 million sales in 2024.  

Here at FLO, our mission is to help overcome climate change and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by offering the best EV charging experience – at home or wherever you need to go. And since 80% of charging typically happens at home, we want to make sure every EV driver gets a top-notch home charging experience.

As FLO’s Chief Marketing Officer, I’ve seen how tempting it is to pack messages with flashy marketing jargon; however, all that glitters is not gold. Too often, we hear from electric car drivers about home charging stations that seemed promising but ultimately didn’t hold up to their expectations. That’s why we dug deep, talking to thousands of EV enthusiasts and skeptics alike, to really understand what makes or breaks the home charging experience.  

The result? The next generation of FLO Home. These aren’t just any home chargers; they’re durable, smart, and designed with real life in mind. Let’s dive into what makes these chargers a game-changer for EV owners. 

Meet the next generation of FLO HOME: Redefining reliability  

Reliability, redefined. 

With over 15 years of experience designing and building public chargers with at least 98% uptime, we know a thing or two about designing reliable chargers. To ensure we meet the high expectations of EV drivers, we chose high-quality components that go the extra mile. We are so confident in the next-generation FLO Home chargers that every one of them comes with an industry-leading 5-year warranty when installed for residential use.  

Safety First 

Needless to say, it’s important to ensure that your EV and your home are protected. So, the FLO Home chargers include a heat sensor in the connector and in the NEMA plug to help detect overheating events on either side. 

Weather warrior 

All FLO Home chargers brave the elements with a type 4X enclosure that is ready to battle rain, snow, ice, dust, sea breeze, and even hail with IK10 impact resistance. From industrial-grade thermoplastic to recyclable aluminum options, these level 2 home EV chargers are built to outlast – and outwit – Mother Nature.  

Read more: Electric vehicle essentialsthe ultimate EV charging glossary for new drivers 

Style meets performance 

More and more EV drivers are installing chargers outside, so style matters. We’ve minimized branding and lighting for a sleek, unobtrusive design that enhances your home or garage.  

Compatible with any EV 

Level up from standard wall outlet charging with a hardwire or NEMA 14-50 plug in level 2 charger that meets your daily driving needs. Choose from adjustable 50-amp and 80-amp models for up to 12 and 19.2 kW of power, adding up to 50 miles of range per hour. With both J1772 and J3400 (NACS) connector options, you’re set for now and for the EVs and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) to come. 

Perfected for real-life 

Our all-in-one design cleverly secures the cable and protects the connector, so they remain snug and don’t drag on the ground where they could be a tripping hazard. For added versatility, the X6 and X8 models feature a detachable holster to enable charging from any direction. We scoured the world to source the cable that meets all our rigorous quality standards.  This continuously flexible cable has been thoroughly tested to ensure that it will endure years of use – from frigid temperatures to wild heat events, and the roughest of pavement, this cable met all our requirements.  

Charge smarter, not harder 

The FLO Home X Series is like having an EV concierge at your fingertips with the FLO app. Maximize your savings with smart features including scheduling to take advantage of time-of-use rates if available in your area. Plus, with just a tap, you can lock it virtually to restrict access and receive notifications if anyone attempts to connect. Rest easy knowing your charger is secure. 

Read more: EV battery charging best practicesthe 20-80 rule for batteries 

See it in action 

Ready to elevate your home charging experience? We’re gearing up for shipping. Learn more about the next generation of FLO HomeTM. 

FLO HomeTM is a trademark of Services FLO Inc.