$3M electric vehicle charger manufacturing facility creates 133 Michigan jobs

Michigan’s newest EV charger manufacturing facility will add 133 jobs over the next year.

Canadian charger company FLO chose Auburn Hills as its first US facility. The company announced its $3 million investment in June along with a goal to produce 250,000 EV chargers for the US market by 2028.

“There is no better place for FLO to put down roots in the United States than Michigan – the birthplace of the American auto industry,” said Louis Tremblay, President and CEO of FLO.

The manufacturing facility is expected to create 730 jobs by 2028. Additionally, according to BMW Research, an estimated $51.7 million in labor income will be generated for Michigan workers who will benefit from the construction and operation of the facility.

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FLO, a subsidiary of AddEnergie, provides home chargers for single-family and multi-unit apartment buildings, as well as access to thousands of public charging stations, according to the company’s website.

The Auburn Hills facility is scheduled to start production later this year and will continue to expand the workforce and production. It is projected to generate $134 million in revenue from the sale of electric vehicle chargers and $76 million in state gross product by 2028.

“Michigan has created a clear roadmap for the success of EV charging companies like FLO by providing funding and launching initiatives aimed at expanding charging access and accelerating EV adoption,” said Tremblay. “We look forward to building tomorrow’s efficient, reliable, and secure charging network here in Michigan.”

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The Quebec-based company received an $800,000 grant from the Michigan Business Development Program (MBDP) for the project.

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Michigan continues to charge ahead, competing in a crowded EV landscape.

In addition to billions in investments from Ford and General Motors to support EV manufacturing, companies from the EV ecosystem have also settled in the state.

ATESTEO North America, which provides EV powertrain and component testing services, has established its North American headquarters in East Lansing.

Redford Charter Township will be the new US headquarters for automotive testing company UTAC.

The international company acquired Millbrook Revolutionary Engineering Inc. last year and will use the existing facility to expand into the electric vehicle market with testing in the automotive and mobility sectors.

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The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is currently reviewing a property tax exemption application that would allow electric vehicle battery maker Gotion Inc. to build a nearly $2.4 billion factory near Big Rapids.

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