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Ford Selects AeroVironment to Provide Complete Home Charging Solution for Plug-In EV Customers
•AeroVironment becomes Ford’s sole provider of turnkey charging station installation, warranty service and onsite support
•A 240-volt charger will cut charge time by more than half for Ford plug-in vehicles: C-MAX Energi, Fusion Energi and Focus Electric
•One-day installation and cash-and-carry purchase of Ford branded charging stations now available
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.
March 2013 Electric Car Sales Best Ever According To EDTA, Led By Leaf And Model S Sales
Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S sales are surging, leading to the highest ever monthly sales of electric cars for March 2013.
AeroVironment Integrates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Technology into EV Charger Systems
AeroVironment Integrates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Technology into Electric Vehicle Charging Systems to Improve Electrical Grid Stability
• Intelligent plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging technology controls charging rate based on grid conditions and aims to reduce electricity cost for plug-in vehicles.
• Grid-friendly PEV charging solution delivers benefits to grid operators and drivers
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.
plugincars: AeroVironment - Finance The Charger With The EV
California-based AeroVironment, which has deployed more than 10,000 residential electric car chargers in North America, just made it easier to put one in your garage. At the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) meeting in Florida Thursday, the company announced a new program that bundles the charger and installation in with the EV purchase, so the consumer doesn’t have the headache of arranging separate financing.
New AeroVironment Electric Vehicle Dealer Program Makes it Easy to Bundle with Car Purchase
New AeroVironment Electric Vehicle Dealer Program Makes it Easy to Bundle Home Charger, Installation, and Warranty with Car Purchase
• Now consumers can seamlessly finance home charger and installation with electric vehicle (EV) purchases in a single transaction
• Finance and Insurance (F&I)-friendly packages present opportunities for dealers to improve their EV Customer Satisfaction index
• AeroVironment’s home charger reduces charging time by more than half to 120 Volt Level 1 plug-in that comes standard with most EVs
MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today launched a dealer program that provides turnkey residential charging packages to consumers purchasing new electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and allows them to finance the charger in combination with the vehicle at the time of sale. The program, which is the first of its kind, makes dealerships one-stop-shops for EV drivers and expands dealers’ F&I product offerings.
Ultimate EV Driver’s Gift Guide
With the holidays fast approaching, AeroVironment is feeling merry, and wanted to share its Ultimate EV Driver’s Gift Guide with you. The Electric Vehicle (EV) community is growing; new EVs came to market in 2012 and more are slated to hit the road in 2013—EV new and soon-to-be drivers deserve their own gift guide this year?
Watch out Nissan and Tesla: EVs from Chevrolet, Fiat, and BMW take off at the LA Auto Show
The Nissan Leaf and Tesla S have competition. Electric vehicles from Chevrolet, Fiat, and BMW were unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, bringing the number of EVs and plug-in hybrids on display to more than a dozen.
For Electric Car Batteries, The Race for a Rapid Charge
If stopping for gas took five or six hours, would you rethink that road trip? How about an hour? When it comes to electric vehicles, topping up the “tank” does indeed take a long time, one of the primary barriers to more widespread adoption of EVs. So it is no surprise that there is an aggressive push to improve batteries and charging infrastructure, with a goal of making a stop for a recharge no different than a stop for gas.
From Jay Leno’s Own Chevy Volt to Foothill Transit’s Advanced Full-Size Electric Bus
From Jay Leno’s own Chevy Volt to Foothill Transit’s advanced full-size electric bus (featured in this video), AeroVironment provides real world EV charging systems that cover the spectrum of clean transportation needs.
Jay gets to play with all the coolest toys - he’s tested lots of EVs, from SUVs to roadsters to motorcycles. The latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage features a hot rod for public transport buffs - the Proterra Ecoliner electric bus. Designed from the ground up as an EV, the new bus has been in service for Foothills Transit in Pomona, California for a year. The agency’s director gives Jay a complete demonstration.
ALOHA PETROLEUM UNVEILS FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE FAST CHARGERS AT HAWAII GAS STATIONS
**AeroVironment DC Fast Chargers Easily Accessible for Electric Vehicle Drivers**
• EV fast chargers accessible to the public at three convenient Aloha and Shell gas stations on Oahu
• Vehicles can fully charge in less than 30 minutes with fast chargers
• Free charging for EV owners for a limited time
HONOLULU, June 11, 2012 – Now there’s more than one way to refuel at Aloha Island Mart and Shell stations on Oahu. Today, AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) and Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. unveiled Electric Vehicle (EV) DC fast chargers at three locations across the island:
• Aloha Island Mart Kahala (4339 Waialae Ave.)
• Aloha Island Mart Waipio-Gentry (94-826 Ukee St.)
• Kailua Shell (434 Kuulei Rd.)
For a limited time, electric vehicles equipped with a CHAdeMO fast-charging outlet, such as on some models of the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV, can be charged for free at these Aloha stations. CHAdeMO is short for “CHArge de Move” or “charge for moving.” DC fast chargers can deliver a full charge to a nearly depleted EV battery in less than 30 minutes.
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