AddEnergie, a Montreal-based company, has officially launched its cross-Canada network for recharging electric vehicles.
Called the FLO network, it will initially have 2,000 charging locations in five provinces. AddEnergie says its goal is to add 8,000 more charging stations across Canada over the next five years.
The launch of FLO network follows the recent investment of $12.8 million in AddEnergie by Quebec’s largest pension fund manager, La Caisse de depot et placement, and a provincial investment agency.
The company has also developed a smartphone app to identify the closest available charging station and make payments.
AddEnergie already supplies charging stations, software and management services to the Electric Circuit and the VERnetwork, the two largest electric vehicle charging station networks in Canada.
“EV drivers to this point have been pioneers, and we’ve developed our chargers and customer service offering along with them,” says said Louis Tremblay, President and CEO of AddÉnergie. “We’re building that expertise into the FLO network to create a single, reliable charging ecosystem that equips EV drivers with a consistent, reliable driving experience that is distinctly different to what people have come to expect using conventional combustion engine vehicles.”[source: AddEnergie]