AeroVironment’s New TurboDock Workplace and Commercial EV Charging Station Puts Control in the Palm of Drivers’ Hands with Smartphone App

May 31, 2015
  • Gives drivers ability to access charging stations through their smartphone
  • Easy to use, convenient, cost-effective and secure
  • Packed with features specially designed to solve commercial and workplace EV charging challenges, including recharging EVs on a typical commute in less than four hours at Level 2 (16 Amps/240 Volts)
  • Configurable, modular design offers maximum flexibility

PRESS: Consumer Reports’ Review of TurboCord

May 31, 2015

Consumer Reports reviewed TurboCord noting “In response to garage tinkerers in electric car clubs, who began modifying the 110-volt (Level 1) charge cords that come with electric cars so they could be plugged into standard 220-volt electric clothes-dryer outlets, AeroVironment has introduced the TurboCord. It’s the same concept, only certified for sale and meeting all legal safety requirements.”

PRESS: New York Times: New Cord for Electric Vehicles Offers Charge-Anywhere Versatility

Feb 16, 2014

"Range anxiety and limited charging infrastructure are among the reasons some consumers don’t consider buying an electric vehicle. Those two concerns are related, because if there’s no place to charge an E.V., that affects the distance a driver can travel."

PRESS: ABC 7 News: Features TurboCord™ EV Charger

Feb 01, 2014

There is a new charger hitting the market for plug-in hybrids and electric cars giving drivers some flexibility.

AeroVironment Transforms EV Charging with New, Easy and Convenient TurboCord; World’s First Dual-Voltage Cordset Delivers Unmatched Charging Versatility

Jan 30, 2014

AeroVironment Transforms EV Charging with New, Easy and Convenient TurboCord; World’s First Dual-Voltage Cordset Delivers Unmatched Charging Versatility

• Portable plug-in charger increases range confidence, reduces costs to drivers, workplaces, businesses and governments
• Fits in palm of hand; plugs directly into electrical socket; no charger installation required; weighs less than five pounds, including 20-foot cord
• Operates on 120 or 240 volts; at 240 volts it charges nearly three times faster than standard cordsets – less than three hours for plug-in hybrids and less than six hours for full battery electrics
• UL listed with state-of-the-art safety features, including indoor and outdoor use, highest waterproof NEMA 6P ratings, and thermal sensors

Fiat Picks AeroVironment To Supply & Install Home Charging Stations for All The New, All Electric Fiat 500e

Aug 21, 2013

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 - FIAT® has selected AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) as the preferred provider of home charging stations and installations for its all-new, all-electric Fiat 500e.  FIAT is the fifth plug-in electric vehicle (EV) auto manufacturer to choose AeroVironment as its full-service home charging partner.

Ford Selects AeroVironment to Provide Complete Home Charging Solution for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Customers

May 09, 2013

MONROVIA, Calif., May 9, 2013 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced its selection by Ford Motor Company as the preferred installation partner and authorized charging station supplier for the Ford Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi plug-in electric vehicles.  Ford plug-in customers can now purchase a Ford-approved 240-volt charger and schedule a turnkey professional installation with a single telephone call to AeroVironment at 1 (888) 219-6747.  Soon customers will also have a web-based option for ordering their home charging package or purchasing their charging station.

Oregon DOT Selects AeroVironment for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Along Interstate

Mar 16, 2013

West Coast Electric Highway Helps Kick the Gas Habit With First Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Stations Along Interstate 5

Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), along with charging station partner AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), opened the first phase of the West Coast Electric Highway, which is anticipated to eventually stretch along Interstate 5 from the Canadian to Mexican borders. The charging station hubs introduced today will provide electric vehicle (EV) owners access to a network of electric “refueling” stations along a major transportation artery in southern Oregon.

AeroVironment Integrates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Technology into Electric Vehicle Charging Systems to Improve Electrical Grid Stability

Mar 06, 2013

MONROVIA, Calif., March 6, 2013 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) and the United States Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), managed by Battelle, today announced a commercial license agreement for a technology that supports widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) by helping to stabilize the electrical grid—the network of electricity generation, transmission and distribution that powers the nation.

CASE STUDY: EV Charging and Clean Transportation Infrastructure Partnership with AeroVironment in Hawaii

Mar 12, 2012

As clean transportation awareness and consumer electric vehicle (EV) options grow, more states, municipalities and organizations are joining the EV movement. The state of Hawaii is a prime example of an evolving EV ecosystem driven by state clean energy goals and consumer interest.