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Ready, Set, Charge! Mt. Hood National Forest Welcomes First Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Oregon, home to the nation’s first border-to-border electric highway, continues its emergence as the ultimate travel destination for electric vehicle (EV) drivers. The Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Transportation and their partners recently unveiled America’s first EV fast-charger installed on U.S. Forest Service land and at a ski resort.
NY Times: New Cord for Electric Vehicles Offers Charge-Anywhere Versatility
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.
AeroVironment, which builds electric-vehicle charging equipment, announced last week the release of a new type of charging cord that will allow E.V. users to recharge anywhere. With a dual-voltage setting, 120 volts and 240 volts AC, the cord could broaden E.V. charging options from the current charging stations equipped with those funny-looking plugs that connect to E.V. charging ports.
ABC7 News: Features TurboCord™ EV Charger
There is a new charger hitting the market for plug-in hybrids and electric cars giving drivers some charging flexibility.
AeroVironment Transforms EV Charging with New, Easy and Convenient TurboCord
• 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
MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a leader in electric vehicle charging and the preferred home charging solution supplier for five global automakers, today unveiled TurboCord™ – a compact, UL-listed, dual mode 240-volt/16-amperage and 120-volt portable charging cordset (MSRP $649) that sets a new standard for EV charging. TurboCord is also available in a 240-volt only version (MSRP $599).
Charged EV’s: DC Fast Charging Billing Models
An increasing number of drivers are depending on public charging to extend the useful range of their vehicles.
Nearly 170,000 Plug-ins Sold
Since market rollout at the end of 2010, there have been 167,617 plug-in vehicles sold.
Nissan LEAF® Owner Surpasses 100,000 Miles
Today, state of Washington resident Steve Marsh officially became the first Nissan LEAF owner in the US to surpass 100,000 miles. Amazingly, it took Marsh only 31 months to achieve this feat. In celebration of the odometer clicking over to show 100,000, Marsh met in Tumwater, Washington with representatives from Nissan, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson and other EV drivers in the area who showed up to congratulate him.
42% Of US Households Could Be EV Drivers
Analysis indicates that a large fraction (42 percent) of households with vehicles could potentially use the types of EVs currently on the market.
FIAT Picks AeroVironment to Supply and Install Home Charging Stations for the All-New, All-Electric
•AeroVironment turns 500e drivers’ garages into home “filling stations” with one-stop convenience including charging station, electrical installation and three-year warranty
•FIAT is the fifth major car manufacturer to choose AeroVironment as its preferred home electric refueling station provider
•AeroVironment has deployed more than 12,000 charging stations across North America
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.
Popular Science: Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2013-2014 Plug-In Car, With Specs
It’s a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though naturally they cost less to run too.
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