Virtual Peaker and FLO | AddEnergie Team Up to Boost Access to EV Home-Charging Networks
LOUISVILLE, KY and QUEBEC CITY, QC – FEBRUARY 24, 2021 – Virtual Peaker is teaming up with FLO, a North American leader in smart-charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs), to boost access to home-charging devices. Already, the FLO® network has established an extensive presence in Canada and is accelerating its growth in the U.S. Since the company was created, FLO | AddEnergie has deployed more than 35,000 public charging stations in public, commercial, and residential settings.
Now integrated for utilities by Virtual Peaker’s cloud-based residential energy demand response platform, the FLO Home X5 charging device is optimized for single-family residences and can be installed indoors or outdoors due to its aluminum casing and heavy-duty cables. The FLO Home X5 is a Level 2 charging station—five times faster than a standard Level 1 station—that’s capable of a full EV charge in 4-5 hours. It’s simple and safe to install, and customers can configure smart features and view usage data through Virtual Peaker’s secure online portal.
FLO’s large and expanding network of home-charging stations provides reliability and durability, even in the harshest climates, and is a preferred choice for North American utilities because of its performance and low-maintenance costs.
“Electrification is on the minds of forward-thinking utilities,” said William (Bill) Burke, Virtual Peaker founder and CEO. “With FLO as a device partner, our clients have a great option to offer their customers who are looking for residential EV charging solutions.”
“We are excited to combine Virtual Peaker’s innovative and user-friendly platform with the proven reliability of our FLO residential charging solutions,” said Global Head, Utilities Frank Fata at FLO | AddEnergie. “As we increase our work with leading utilities, municipalities, rural electric coops, and businesses across the United States, we are proud to be able to offer Virtual Peaker’s customers the choice to add our popular smart-home charging station.”
Through FLO’s roaming agreements, similar to those used by wireless companies, users have access to a large network of charging stations across the United States and Canada.
About Virtual Peaker
Virtual Peaker is a cloud-based energy management platform that is helping utilities build the grid of the future. Using the internet-of-things, Virtual Peaker connects to any in-home smart device to allow utilities to run residential demand response programs, develop new revenue streams, and exceed their customer engagement goals. Virtual Peaker is based in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, visit www.virtual-peaker.com/ and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter (@VirtualPeaker).
About FLO | AddEnergie
AddEnergie is a leading North American charging network operator for electric vehicles and a major provider of smart charging software and equipment. Every month, AddEnergie charging stations and its FLO network enable approximately half a million charging events and the transfer of 5.5 GWh in electricity, thanks to 35,000 high-quality stations deployed on public networks, commercial and residential installations. AddEnergie’s headquarters and network operations center are based in Quebec City, and its assembly plant is located in Shawinigan (Quebec). The company also has an office in Montreal and regional teams located in Ontario, British Columbia, California, New York, and Florida. For more information, visit www.flo.com.
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