FLO Will Add NACS Charging Connector Possibility To Its Chargers

FLO, a Quebec-based charging tools producer, introduced earlier this month that it’s going to supply Tesla’s North American Charging Customary (NACS) charging connector as an choice.

The corporate was one of many first to announce the transfer earlier this month, seeing that an increasing number of electrical automobile producers are prepared to change from the Mixed Charging System (CCS1) to the NACS. At present, there are confirmed a number of corporations – Ford, Normal Motors, Rivian and Aptera that determined to make use of NACS plugs of their merchandise sooner or later.

FLO Chief Product Officer Nathan Yang mentioned:

“FLO welcomes initiatives to standardize charging {hardware} in North America as a result of we consider it would assist get rid of confusion for EV drivers. In the end, the elevated adoption of the NACS commonplace relates each to its widespread use by EV drivers and the reliability of stations that presently supply NACS. FLO is an business chief in reliability, providing a 98%+ uptime.  With our goal of delivering one of the best EV charging expertise for customers, we’re dedicated to supporting the applied sciences and requirements our drivers need to use.”

Curiously, FLO revealed that its new FLO Extremely DC quick charging station was “already designed to assist NACS cables if requested by clients or web site hosts.”

We assume that the final format was envisioned to make use of numerous connectors or particularly two completely different plugs on one unit – CCS1 and NACS side-by-side. There may be another developments associated to NACS {hardware} and software program, however we do not know this. We do not know when precisely we are going to see NACS-compatible items.

FLO Ultra DC fast charger

FLO Extremely DC quick charger

The FLO Extremely charger, offered on the latest thirty sixth Electrical Car Symposium and Exposition (EVS36) in California is a 320-kilowatt (kW) dual-port unit. It may well concurrently cost two autos (at as much as 160 kW every) or one at as much as 320 kW, and helps battery voltage ranges of 150-1,000 V.

Truly, the facility output could be increased (as much as 500 kW) if there are a number of FLO Extremely linked collectively to share energy inside one station. Two items have a complete mixed energy of 640 kW and solely the charging commonplace (plug and cable), in addition to the electrical automobile’s battery, would be the restrict then.

What we like in regards to the FLO Extremely is that it actually properly matches the pull-through parking configuration, which is used at gas stations. Sadly, not too typically will we see such a setup at EV quick charging stations, however it would change as a result of bigger EVs (or EVs with trailers) should be thought-about when constructing a brand new station.


In line with Drive Tesla Canada, in Quebec additionally the Circuit Electrique charging community “has begun dialogue on including NACS to their charging stations.” This means {that a} broader transfer may quickly begin in Canada as nicely.