AV Celebrates 45 Years!

Jul 27, 2016

Today, is the 45th anniversary of AeroVironment! First established by Paul MacCready in 1971, our scientists and engineers have sought innovative solutions to many of our most difficult security, energy and infrastructure management challenges. But as remarkable as our products are, it’s the actionable intelligence they provide our customers that most clearly defines our company.

Hyundai Motor America Picks AeroVironment to Provide Dealer Charging Stations for the All-new 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Model

Nov 24, 2015
  • AeroVironment to provide reliable and easy-to-use EV charging stations in Hyundai dealerships

 

  • Hyundai becomes the seventh major auto manufacturer to choose AeroVironment as its preferred dealer charging station provider

 

  • Hyundai drivers have the option to purchase AeroVironment's portable TurboCord charging system or its wall-mounted EVSE-RS charging station

 

 

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 24, 2015 - Hyundai Motor America has selected AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) as the preferred provider for charging system installation at its dealerships across North America for its all-new 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid.  Hyundai is the seventh plug-in electric vehicle (EV) auto manufacturer to choose AeroVironment as one of its suppliers.

2016 Automotive News PACE Award – We’re a Finalist!

Oct 23, 2015

Roll out the red carpet; put on your fancy shoes…it’s time for the Oscars of the automotive components industry. Each year, Automotive News honors innovations in products, information technology, manufacturing process and capital equipment through its Automotive News Pace Award

 

TurboCord Dual has been named a finalist for this prestigious award! As the smallest, lightest and most flexible plug-in EV charger on the market today, TurboCord’s dual voltage plug-in design makes charging easy and provides EV drivers with the flexibility to charge anywhere.

AeroVironment and Recargo Introduce PlugShare’s Convenient In-App Payment Option, Pay With PlugShare, to Access the West Coast Electric Highway’s Fast Charging Network

Jun 16, 2015

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) and Recargo, developer of PlugShare, the most extensive map of electric vehicle charging stations, today introduced a new easy payment option for EV drivers charging on the West Coast Electric Highway fast charging network in Oregon and Washington. EV drivers can now access and pay for AeroVironment’s DC fast chargers and Level 2 charging stations through Recargo’s PlugShare mobile app on a pay per charge basis. There is no additional cost for this service.

 Access and pay for AeroVironment’s DC fast chargers and Level 2 charging stations in Oregon and Washington from the PlugShare mobile app
 
·        Fast charging for $7.50 per session, Level 2 charging for $4.00 per session; unlimited charging available directly from AeroVironment
 
·        The PlugShare mobile app is available on Apple App Store and Google Play

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid to Include AeroVironment TurboCord Dual (120V/240V) Portable Charger as Standard Equipment

May 19, 2015

MONROVIA, Calif., May 19, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced the portable TurboCord™ Dual (120V/240V) charger will come standard with the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, which will debut later this year. The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine is the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).
 
“Volvo Cars has made a strong, customer-focused statement about the direction EV charging is taking,” said Ken Karklin, vice president and general manager of AeroVironment’s Efficient Energy Systems business segment. “Importantly, TurboCord delivers the power, portability and convenience that potential EV buyers have been waiting for.”

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

Jan 15, 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

Jun 16, 2014

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.”

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.

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