Recharge Your EV up to 5x Faster – from the Comfort of Home

Sep 11, 2015

As an EV owner, you’ve already done away with those annoying, time-wasting trips to the gas station. However, the Level 1 charger your EV came with just isn’t cutting it. Are the lengthy charge times (up to 18 hours!) and short distances you can drive between charging sessions bringing you down? It’s time to explore your charging options. It’s true. Installing a more advanced Level 2 EV charger is easier – and less expensive – than you might think.  After all – time is money – and who couldn’t use more hours in the day?

VIDEO: Turbodock - Introducing Our New Workplace and Commercial EV Charging Station

Aug 26, 2015

Watch this feature on our latest product TurboDock, an innovative workplace and commercial EV charging station that puts control in the palm of drivers’ hands with a smartphone app. Our team highlight the features that make TurboDock an easy to use and affordable solution for EV charging at work, as well as many other commercial businesses.

If you'd like to have EV charging stations installed at your workplace, learn more about what to do next here or get in touch with us today. You can also find more info and FAQs on

PRESS: San Diego company Envison Solar lands statewide contract for unique solar-powered car-charging stations

Jul 22, 2015

Watch abc10 news report on San Diego company Envision Solar that uses AV's TurboDock and a transportable solar-powered station to charge electric cars at their headquarters. Envison Solar recently made news after landing a major contract with the state of California to install their EV ARC, a self-contained, transportable, solar-powered charging station for electric cars state-wide.

"That unit is not connected to anything at all," said Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley. "We allow people to drive down the road on nothing but sunshine."

PRESS: CHARGED EV Feature: 'Volvo XC90 PHEV to come with AeroVironment’s portable TurboCord charger'

Jul 21, 2015

Read CHARGED EV Magazine's recent feature entitled 'Volvo XC90 PHEV to come with AeroVironment’s portable TurboCord charger' in their May/June Issue 19. The new Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV was the focus of their cover story as well. The issue is available online.

The Cal Electric Residential EVSE Program

Jul 14, 2015

In early 2013, after a competitive request for proposals, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded grant funding of $3.7M to AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) to supply and install Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), also called charging stations, at the residences of qualifying electric vehicle buyers California-wide. The primary goal of the project was to expand electric vehicle adoption to further Governor Jerry Brown’s Executive Order, which directs the state government to support and facilitate the rapid commercialization of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) in California, with a target of 1.5 million ZEVs on California roads by 2025. The order also requires that sufficient infrastructure be installed in the state to support 1 million ZEVs by 2020.

PRESS: Ocala and Gainesville, FL Chose AeroVironment EV Charging Stations To Make Their Cities Eco Friendly

Jun 25, 2015

Following in other eco-conscious states' footsteps, Florida cities like Ocala and Gainesville have recently installed their first public electric car charging stations to make their cities greener. City authorities chose AeroVironment EVSE-RS public charging stations to serve their growing plug-in hybrid and EV-driving community. Watch WCJB-TV's report on the latest efforts to make Florida cities more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

PRESS: KGW's Grant McOmie's Scenic Roadtrip Using AeroVironment EV charging Network Along The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway

Jun 23, 2015

Watch KGV Portland's Grant McOmie's adventures driving an all-electric Nissan LEAF on the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, which traces the entire Oregon coastline along Highway 101. Grant used our EV charging network along the West Coast Electric Highway to 'refuel', and during one of his stops, he met up with Ashley Horvat, VP of PlugShare, who demonstrated the ease of using our EV 50 fast charger.


Our network is available to subscribers and on a pay-by session basis using the PlugShare mobile app.To learn more about these options for our EV charging network in Washington and Oregon, visit our EV Network page.

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

PRESS: USA TODAY reviews the new VOLVO XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV, the first to come with our dual-voltage TurboCord EV charger

Jun 05, 2015

USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard reviews the new Volvo XC90, which "comes billed as the first seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV." It is also the first plug-in hybrid EV that comes with a Level 2 charger, our portable dual-voltage (120V/240V) TurboCord™. Video by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY

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.”