Just days after Tesla opened the northernmost Supercharger in North America, FLO has has announced they have opened the northernmost DC fast charger on the continent.
The two new fast chargers are located in Fairbanks, Alaska, more than 500 miles (804km) north of Tesla’s Supercharger in Soldotna.
It is also the company’s first public fast charger in Alaska, an area where it is not concerned with the extremely cold temperatures it will soon experience.
“This is an important accomplishment for FLO as we continue to reach underserved EV drivers across the US and contribute to global EV adoption,” said Michael Pelsoci, FLO’s Regional Sales Director. “This is the farthest north that FLO’s DC fast chargers have ever been installed, although it is not our first exposure to very cold climates, having operated FLO chargers in Whitehorse, Yukon for some time. Indeed, FLO charging stations are certified to operate to temperature as low as -40 degrees and have proven over the years to be durable and reliable in even the harshest weather conditions.”
According to FLO, the two chargers are the first to be installed in Fairbanks, and will help EV drivers travel to and from the surrounding communities of Delta Junction, Nenana, Healy, and Denali.
The chargers were installed in partnership with the Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA).