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Metro Teams With Flo to Bring EV Fast-Charging Stations to Stores

Ports will be installed at the grocer's stores in Ontario and Quebec.
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Metro Inc. is partnering with Flo, a North American electric vehicle (EV) charging company, to bring its fast-charging ports to the Canadian retailer's Quebec and Ontario grocery stores.

Starting in August, at least 500 stations will be installed at more than 130 Metro, Super C, Food Basics and Marche Adonis locations.

“Metro is committed to adopting short-term, science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for its direct and indirect emissions,” Michel Avigliano, vice president, real estate and engineering, Metro, said in a media same release. “Through this partnership, we are taking action to reduce our indirect emissions linked to the transport of our customers, while contributing to the collective effort of transition towards a more low-carbon economy.”

Many of the new installations are supported through Flo’s partnership with the Canadian Infrastructure Bank (CIB), which committed 235 million Canadian dollars toward Flo bringing more than 1,900 public fast-charging ports across Canada by 2027.

The locations will feature the new dual port Flo Ultra fast charger, which can deliver up to 320 kW of available power.

“This partnership is about integrating the best EV charging experience into daily life and making it as routine as grocery shopping,” Louis Tremblay, Flo president and CEO, said in the same release. “Making public charging options widely available is key for Canada to achieve its environmental goals and transition to an emission-free transportation sector. By establishing fast charging stations at more than 130 grocery stores across Quebec and Ontario, we're laying the groundwork to accelerate the transition.”

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