BMW of North America offers AeroVironment's versatile TurboCord™ EV
charger as an accessory for its plug-in electric vehicle lineup
TurboCord will give BMW and MINI electrified vehicle drivers flexible
dual-voltage (120 V & 240 V) capability and nearly three-times faster
charging - all in the smallest, lightest UL-listed portable charger
MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in electric vehicle (EV)
charging, today announced its selection as an official North American
provider of BMW and MINI-branded TurboCord accessory EV chargers.
AeroVironment began shipping TurboCord as a premium charging accessory
for BMW in May.
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TurboCord is an official accessory of the BMW and MINI plug-in electric vehicle lineup (Photo: Business Wire)
As a BMW and MINI Original Accessory, the TurboCord Electric Vehicle
(EV) charging components meet the rigorous standards and requirements
established by BMW Group. The TurboCord charger can be purchased with
the vehicle, at all North American BMW and MINI dealerships and online.
The dual-voltage charger features a small and lightweight design with a
convenient 20 ft. charging cord. The TurboCord provides two chargers in
one: Level 1 charging when plugged into any commonly available 120-volt
outlet, and it also allows customers of any BMW and MINI electrified
vehicle to charge at 3.6 kW, nearly 3 times faster than the standard
occasional use cable (OUC) when used with a 240 V outlet (NEMA 6-20).
TurboCord also integrates such state-of-the-art safety features as unit
and plug temperature monitoring, automatic shut-off and a rugged,
waterproof, submersible enclosure (NEMA 6p) that enables users to safely
and reliably charge anywhere indoor and outdoor.
"BMW and MINI drivers will have charging versatility with the TurboCord,
which packs flexible dual-voltage capability, nearly three-times faster
charging and high safety standards into the smallest UL-listed
dual-voltage charger on the market," said Ken Karklin, vice president
and general manager of AeroVironment's Efficient Energy Systems business
segment. "TurboCord's portability, power and convenience make it ideal
for charging at home or on the go - which is what every EV driver wants."
Karklin added that the relationship between AeroVironment and BMW North
America is an excellent example of companies working together toward a
shared commitment to the future of clean transportation.
AeroVironment currently is a preferred integrated North American home
charging solution supplier for nine global automakers and their growing
BEV and PHEV fleets. With more than 25 years of history supporting EV
technology and innovation, AeroVironment, a pioneer in EV charging, is
recognized as a leading provider of a broad array of electric vehicle
charging solutions that touch everyone from drivers to auto dealers to
for more information on AeroVironment's EV charging solutions.
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customers with more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with
certainty. Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in
unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems and electric vehicle
charging and test systems, and serves militaries, government agencies,
businesses and consumers. For more information visit www.avinc.com.
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