Louis Tremblay
News, Press release | Apr 18, 2024

An Entrepreneur at 11: FLO CEO Louis Tremblay Shares His Journey Founding FLO on TechCrunch Podcast


An Entrepreneur at 11: FLO CEO Louis Tremblay Shares His Journey Founding FLO on TechCrunch Podcast 

Tremblay discusses what he’s learned 15 years after founding FLO  

QUEBEC CITY —  FLO President and CEO, Louis Tremblay, was featured on TechCrunch’s FOUND podcast, a series that interviews founders on their entrepreneurial journey. In the episode, Tremblay shares his inspiration for founding FLO, stemming from childhood dreams of changing the world. Tremblay provides insights into FLO’s commitment to reliability, its expansion across North America, and shares first, ever details on the innovative technology behind the next generation of FLO Home charging stations and the all-new FLO Ultra fast charger. 

Key insights from Tremblay: 

“I was born an entrepreneur. At 8 years old, I told myself I would work for myself. At 11 years old, I started my business in snowboard clothing. I failed and learned a lot.” 

“I decided to be the answer to the question, ‘Where are people going to charge?’ and bring charging in a simple, fluid way. In a FLO way, at home, at work, and on the go and it really snowballed when we officially started the company in 2009.” 

“Today, we have the first unit produced in Michigan of our Ultra [fast] charger, (it) can charge 85% of your battery pack in 15 minutes. Really excited about that product that is three years in the making.”  

This week FLO announced the next generation of FLO Home chargers. FLO will offer three flexible options to meet the needs of all EV drivers, all including the choice of either the J3400 (NACS) or J1772 connector. 

FLO Home X3 – This essential charger includes an industrial-grade thermoplastic enclosure and features a 50A/12kW output.   

FLO Home X6 – Featuring a heavy-duty aluminum enclosure, this 50A/12kW premium charger provides additional flexibility with a detachable cable holster.   

FLO Home X8 – The X8 offers the ultimate power output and ruggedness to meet the charging needs of high-performance cars and trucks. It features 80A/19.2 kW output, the most allowed by a level 2 charger in North America, along with a detachable holster.   

The new FLO Home EV chargers go on sale this summer in the FLO store or via FLO’s distribution partners. 

For more on FLO’s products and mission, visit flo.com. 



About FLO 

FLOis a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and a smart charging solutions provider. We 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, we 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. FLO operates its network across North America with facilities in Michigan and Quebec. To learn more about what “EV charging done right™” means to us, visit flo.com.  

Andrea Knapp