FLO’s SmartDC Fast Charger Obtains ENERGY STAR Certification
One of the first fast chargers in market to be ENERGY STAR certified
QUEBEC CITY, QC – August 15, 2022 – FLO, a leading North American EV charging company, is proud to announce that its SmartDC Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC) is one of the first electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers to be ENERGY STAR certified in North America. The ENERGY STAR certification is the internationally recognized and trusted mark of high efficiency granted to more efficient and environmentally friendly products, helping consumers make informed decisions in lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
“This certification is an important achievement for FLO and is a major testament to the quality of our fast chargers,” said Louis Tremblay, FLO President and CEO. “Not only are FLO chargers as safe, reliable and durable as EV drivers expect them to be, thanks to the ENERGY STAR certification they now also embody our commitment to offering energy efficient charging solutions.”
ENERGY STAR is a certification provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a United States government agency tasked with environmental protection matters. The certification is recognized in the United States and Canada, both countries where the FLO network is present.
Several Level 2 EV chargers have previously obtained this certification, including the FLO Home G5, FLO Home X5, and FLO CoRe+ chargers.
“Energy efficiency is an important performance consideration for products like DC fast EV chargers,” said Peter Banwell, EPA Energy Star Program Manager. “FLO’s Smart DC charger is among the first products to achieve ENERGY STAR certification and we congratulate them for their leadership in this category. Successful deployment of cutting-edge technologies like this new FLO product are essential to help fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
The ENERGY STAR certification is obtained when products use energy efficiently, such as the power an EV charger consumes in stand-by mode without being connected to a vehicle, when connected to a vehicle but not charging, or during the charging process.
FLO is a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and a smart charging solutions provider. We fight climate change by accelerating EV adoption through a vertically integrated business model and delivering EV drivers the most dependable charging experience from curbside to countryside. Every month, we enable more than 750,000 charging events thanks to over 65,000 fast and level 2 EV charging stations deployed at public, private and residential locations. FLO operates across North America and our high-quality charging stations are assembled with care in Michigan and Quebec. To learn more about what “EV charging done right” means to us, visit flo.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations — including nearly 40% of the Fortune 500® — rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at www.energystar.gov/impacts and state-level information can be found at www.energystar.gov/statefacts.