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Whitmer announces EV charging network investment

An electric vehicle charging station is seen at a BP gas station in Bridge, N.J. on May 6. The lack of widespread infrastructure for electric vehicles is seen as a major impediment to the sales of these cars.
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An electric vehicle charging station is seen at a BP gas station in Bridge, N.J. on May 6. The lack of widespread infrastructure for electric vehicles is seen as a major impediment to the sales of these cars.

One of the largest operators of charging networks for electric vehicles in North America is bringing a manufacturing operation to the Great Lakes State.

State officials are announcing a $3,000,000 investment from Canada-based company “FLO” into a facility in Auburn Hills.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer describes it as a “victory” for the state’s mobility future. “So this transition to electric represents an incredible opportunity for Michigan. From the iconic big three to countless parts supplier and the original equipment manufacturers, we will create jobs and prosperities for Michigan families for generations to come,” she says.

The Auburn Hills plant aims to build 250,000 EV chargers by 20-28.

It will be FLO’s first U.S.-based manufacturing facility.