Industry's first UL-certified, comprehensive electric vehicle (EV)
charging offering gives drivers practical recharging solutions for use
in a wide array of locations
EV infrastructure solutions for home, public and commercial use
currently being deployed to states, businesses, utilities and homes
Industry's first UL-listed fast charge systems can charge EVs in
MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that with the recent certification of its
EV fast charging system, it now has received certification and listing
from the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for six groundbreaking electric
vehicle (EV) charging systems, a significant milestone for the expanding
EV industry. UL is one of the most widely recognized independent product
safety certification organizations in the world.
AeroVironment displays its Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-listed suite of electric vehicle charging stations, including the public DC fast charging station (left), fleet DC fast charging station (second from left), commercial AC charging station (second from right), 120VAC cord standard charging cord (bottom right), home AC charging station and home AC charging station with smart grid capability (top right). AeroVironment is the first company to provide a full lineup of chargers that meets the stringent quality, safety and interoperability standards established by UL. Photo, AeroVironment, handout.
All six charging systems -- including AeroVironment's fast charging
system, which can provide a full EV recharge in less than 30 minutes —
have passed hundreds of trials as part of UL's stringent testing
program. AeroVironment is the first company to provide a full lineup of
chargers listed with UL, expanding the possibilities for both home and
public charging in a multitude of locations so that drivers can refuel
their EVs with confidence, no matter where they are. UL certification of
an entire suite of charging solutions is a major landmark for the
industry and is a critical step before putting charging products of all
types into consumers' hands.
AeroVironment's UL-listed product offering includes smart grid-enabled
home charging stations; commercial AC charging stations; high-power DC
fast charging stations that can fully charge a vehicle in minutes; and a
standard 120 Volt AC charging cord that can be used with every EV and
plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Public and commercial charging stations offer
point-of-sale payment options and smart-grid connectivity.
"UL certification is a critical milestone that can take companies months
or even years to secure," said Mike Bissonette, senior vice president
and general manager of AeroVironment's Efficient Energy Systems business
segment. "Today, we're the first and only company in the industry to
have developed such a broad line of UL-certified EV charging products
for deployment to customers across the nation. As a result,
AeroVironment charging systems will be available in many more locations.
This is important because drivers want a safe, convenient and reliable
way to refuel their vehicle, wherever and whenever it's needed."
In addition to these core products, AeroVironment offers hardware and
software systems that round out the line — an EV infrastructure
"ecosystem" that takes a 360-degree approach to meeting the EV driver's
every need. Additional systems include EVBoost™,
a roadside assistance charging system for repair and tow service
companies, and Web and mobile phone applications that link drivers
remotely to their charging network for route planning and wireless
AeroVironment is the provider of charging solutions — including
hardware, consulting services, installation, and back-end support — to BMW,
of Hawaii and the State
of Oregon, where the company will be deploying fast chargers to
transform the Interstate-5 into North America's premier "Green Highway."
Thousands of AeroVironment's charging systems have been deployed in 25
states and hundreds of communities across the United States.
AeroVironment's UL-listed product suite includes:
Home AC charging station (EVSE-RS)
Home AC charging station with smart grid capability (EVSE-RS+)
Commercial AC charging station — with smart grid capability (EVSE-CS)
Public DC fast charging station — with smart grid capability (EV50-PS)
Fleet DC fast charging station — with smart grid capability (EV50-FS)
120VAC cord standard charging cord - can be used with all EVs and
About AeroVironment, Inc.
AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider that designs, develops,
produces and supports an advanced portfolio of electric transportation
solutions and electric-powered Unmanned
Aircraft Systems (UAS). AeroVironment's comprehensive EV
charging solutions include EV home charging, public charging, fast
charging, data collection, grid-integrated communications and complete
installation, training and support services for consumers, automakers,
utilities, government agencies and businesses. AeroVironment's industrial
electric vehicle charging systems support thousands of electric
materials handling vehicles in mission-critical supply chains for
Fortune 500 enterprises. AeroVironment's power
cycling and test systems provide EV developers and EV battery
manufacturers with market-leading simulation and cycling capabilities.
Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services
use the company's electric-powered, hand-launched
unmanned aircraft systems to provide situational awareness to
tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance,
surveillance and communication. More information is available at www.avinc.com
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