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AeroVironment Transforms EV Charging New, Easy and Convenient World’s First Dual-Voltage Delivers Unmatched Charging

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


AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV ), a in electric vehicle charging and the home charging solution for five global automakers, unveiled TurboCord™ – a compact, dual mode 240-volt/16-amperage and portable charging cordset $649) that sets a new for EV charging. TurboCord is also in a 240-volt only version $599).

“TurboCord is very light, powerful and delivers charging versatility. It will drivers to make the transition from gas-powered cars to vehicles because it simplifies the process and can reduce costs said Wahid Nawabi, vice president and general of AeroVironment’s Efficient Energy business segment.

TurboCord is packed with that EV owners care about and expect from It requires no charger installation you just plug it in – potentially consumers thousands of dollars. engineers designed TurboCord key safety features, such as for indoor and outdoor charging, operation and built-in thermal for protection against faulty or inadequate power.

And it puts the of charging into the hands of the EV because they can take it them and charge more away from home.

weighs less than pounds and plugs directly the electrical outlet. It has an easy-to-see LED and no buttons. Its miniaturized electronics and features are housed in a compact that also incorporates the Safety is built into TurboCord, which is UL (Underwriters listed and incorporates patent-pending that monitors the internal of the unit as well as the wall connection, to ensure safe and charging.

It is outdoor-rated, watertight with the waterproof NEMA 6P rating and tested.

Nawabi said feature EV owners will like is that AeroVironment has the “pigtail” that comes other cordsets. On one end of the cord is a small and rugged module contains all of the miniaturized electronics, plugs directly into the outlet. On the other end of the cord is the that plugs into the

With TurboCord, an EV driver not have to contend with the and heavy box on the cord between the and the wall socket that is on other cordsets, which can safety hazards.

According to TurboCord is a winner for everyone – the EV host businesses and car dealers. will deliver that convenience many people are for before deciding to drive from a dealer in an EV, especially automakers include it in the trunks of new he said. “A salesperson can open the on the lot and tell the prospective buyer can go home and start charging same night if they a 120-volt or 240-volt outlet at home. A similar outlet at workplace can allow them to their EV even farther.”

Nawabi said he expects owners and retail outlets quickly discover how easy and it is to install 240-volt outlets at locations so their employees and can take advantage of TurboCord.

TurboCord, drivers can charge a LEAF or Fiat 500e in than six hours. A Ford Energi plug-in and other hybrid vehicles can charge in than three hours. anticipates that TurboCord be especially appealing to plug-in owners. “Research shows plug-in hybrid owners are wherever they can to squeeze out electric miles to avoid gasoline.

TurboCord’s portability and are perfect for these drivers they now have the option to faster with our dual-voltage said Nawabi.

TurboCord save EV owners money. If already have a NEMA 240-volt outlet near desired charging location, it’s as easy as plugging in and no installation required. If they do not a NEMA 6-20R outlet, an can install one for as little as $250. is now available for purchase on or website .

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AeroVironment is a pioneering “EVolution” with decades of experience in complete EV charging solutions. In the company co-developed the first electric car, the GM Impact. It the next two decades creating systems and test systems to make EVs and EV charging more

Today, AeroVironment is a leading of high-power test systems worldwide by automakers and advanced manufacturers to develop the next of electric vehicles and EV charging

About AeroVironment, Inc.

is a technology solutions provider designs, develops, produces, and operates an advanced portfolio of transportation solutions and electric-powered Aircraft Systems (UAS). comprehensive EV charging solutions EV home charging, public fast charging, data grid-integrated communications and complete training and support services for automakers, utilities, government and businesses. AeroVironment’s industrial vehicle charging systems thousands of electric materials vehicles in mission-critical supply for Fortune 500 enterprises. AeroVironment’s cycling and test systems EV developers and EV battery manufacturers market-leading simulation and cycling

Agencies of the U.S. Department of and allied military services use the electric-powered, hand-launched unmanned systems to provide situational to tactical operating units real-time, airborne reconnaissance, and communication. More information is at and .

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