FLO and Nissan Canada Team Up to Drive Electric Vehicle Adoption Throughout the Country

MONTREAL, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - FLO, the most comprehensive and reliable charging ecosystem in Canada, is proud to partner with Nissan Canada, one of the top electric vehicle builder in the world, in order to encourage and ease EV adoption throughout the country.

Through this association, the new FLO Home charging station will become the recommended residential charging station by Nissan Canada for owners of its popular fully electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF.  

Nissan will offer a $500 discount on the FLO Home charging station to every buyers of a new Nissan LEAF vehicle from a participating Nissan dealership between January 20 and March 31, 2017.

FLO will also offer them a free access card to its charging network, the largest in Canada, which provides EV drivers with more than 3,000 charging stations from coast to coast.

"With this partnership, we want to simplify the decision of buying an electric car by fulfilling EV drivers charging needs at home and on the road, straight from the dealership," says Louis Tremblay, president and chief executive officer of FLO.

The FLO Home charging station, available since December 2016, will be presented to the public at the Nissan Canada kiosk during the Montreal Auto Show, from January 20 to 29, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

"Nissan Canada is pleased to partner with FLO to support the development of electric motoring in Quebec," said François Lefèvre, chief marketing manager, electric vehicles, Nissan Canada Inc. "Since the launch of the Nissan LEAF in 2011, Nissan Canada has demonstrated its commitment to supporting electric mobility in the province of Quebec through its engagement in several projects, notably, the development of public charging infrastructure. We wish to continue our involvement in this regard, and support our LEAF-certified dealerships and also encourage future Nissan LEAF owners in their acquisition of an electric vehicle."  

Quality and sturdyness
Designed and manufactured in Quebec by AddÉnergie, the North American leader in charging solutions for electric vehicle, the FLO Home charging station is appreciated for its quality and its sturdyness, meeting the highest security standards in the industry. Perfectly adapted to Canadian winters, its 100% aluminum casing is designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions.

"More than 80% of EV charging occurs at home. That's why EV owners must count on a reliable, efficient and sturdy residential charging station to be sure that their car is ready to go whenever they need it," explains Louis Tremblay.

The FLO Home charging station is compatible with all models of fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. 90 minutes of charging will provide up to 50 kilometers in range – which corresponds to the average distance traveled daily by Canadian drivers.

For pictures and additional information: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0yytbadlim5feq9/AABsVYj01AOUXWetnkqnPsL_a?dl=0

About FLO
FLO is Canada's most comprehensive and reliable charging ecosystem. Powered and operated by AddÉnergie, FLO fulfills electric vehicle drivers' charging needs wherever they are – at home, at work or on the go – by ensuring a constantly simple and fluid experience. Free membership in the FLO network provides access to more than 3,000 charging stations from coast to coast, 24/7 customer support and the convenience of a mobile app that allows users to easily monitor their activity, locate the nearest available charging station and pay for charging sessions. FLO also provides EV drivers with efficient and robust residential charging solutions for both homes and multi dwelling buildings, as well as turnkey solutions for businesses who want to offer charging to their customers or employees. For more information, visit FLO.ca.

About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. NCI directly employs 306 full-time staff across offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC). There are 194 independent Nissan dealerships, 41 Infiniti retailers and 45 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards. More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.

 

SOURCE FLO

For further information: Source: Simon Granger, Head of content and communications, FLO, 514-220-0108, sgranger@flo.ca; Media Contact: Valérie Gonzalo, 514-626-6976, gonzalo@videotron.ca

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