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The AeroVironment TurboCord DUAL Charging a 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 at 240volts (Photo: Business Wire)
"Volvo Cars has made a strong, customer-focused statement about the
direction EV charging is taking," said
This marks the first time a plug-in hybrid manufacturer is including a
Level 2 capable, 240V charger as part of its "standard equipment
package," providing owners of the all-new Volvo XC90 with the latest in
EV charging technology from
"TurboCord is the latest in EV charging innovations," added Karklin. "In addition to being the smallest and only UL-listed, dual voltage (120V / 240V) charging cordset on the market today, TurboCord's portability and dual capability make it ideal for charging at home and anywhere else an electrical outlet is available.
"We look forward to providing Volvo XC90 owners with a truly flexible and powerful portable charging solution as part of the ‘standard equipment package' so they can maximize their electric driving range and enjoy this exciting new vehicle."
For Volvo XC90 owners who already have a 240-volt outlet in their homes, fast charging their new vehicle is as simple as taking TurboCord out of the trunk and plugging it in (a different outlet receptacle may be required). Owners who do not have a 240-volt outlet can have one installed easily by an electrician.
Because it is so compact, powerful and light, yet durable - delivering unmatched charging versatility - TurboCord is an ideal match for the luxurious Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, which is powered by a both a supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine and a rear axle electric motor. The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine can achieve 394 horsepower and will offer exceptional fuel economy.
Some key features that make TurboCord well-suited for the Volvo XC90:
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