If you're wondering how to get your non-green-car friends interested in plugging in their vehicles, why not appeal to them with cold hard cash? AeroVironment and KnowWhatYouDrive have teamed forces to create a short EV quiz, and there are coupon codes worth up to $100 for getting a charging station installed.
We doubt AeroVironment wants to put electric-vehicle charging-station installers out of business, but the company's new product does give plug-in drivers, not to mention a few retailers, the option of skipping the part where you call a contractor. Meet the TurboCord.
As suspected, AeroVironment has just partnered up with its fifth major automaker, inking a deal with Fiat to be its preferred supplier for the all-electric Fiat 500e. That makes five automakers that have chosen AeroVironment as its home charging partner – the other four being Nissan, BMW, Mitsubishi and Ford.
For the average car shopping consumer (such as me), one of the real deal breakers with plug-in electric vehicles has been the cost of the home charger. Sure, they're getting cheaper at Home Depot, but when you're talking about buying the charger and having it installed in your garage, it's around $1,500 to $2,000 extra. What if you could have that cost added to your finance package and monthly payments at the dealership?
Aerovironment has installed 10,000 residential chargers in the US. On top of these, there are many at Nissan dealers and more at BMW dealers that offered the ActiveE (around 70). Soon, possibly, there will be some at US Fiat Studios. Aerovironment's Tom Carney, director of automotive sales and EV solutions, recently told AutoblogGreen that more news will be coming from Fiat on the deal with Aerovironment, most likely at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show where the 500E will take a bow.
Environmentally conscious vacationers will likely be thrilled to know that if they rent a plug-in vehicle in Hawaii and stay at the Marriott Waikiki, then they will have no problem juicing up their vehicle since AeroVironment has installed a charging station on the hotel's grounds.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has selected AeroVironment to install 22 quick-charge stations along the I-5 corridor from California in the south to the Willamette Valley region in the north. This to-be-complete-by-December-2012 install is part of the West Coast Green Highway project, a vision for a consistent charging infrastructure spanning from San Diego to Vancouver, B.C. Funding for the project comes from a $2-million U.S. Department of Transportation grant, but there's something e
Within six months, drivers traveling along Interstate 5 and U.S. Route 2 in the state of Washington will find AeroVironment (AV) charging stations installed every 40 to 60 miles to make the journey a breeze for plug-in vehicles.
AeroVironment has announced that its entire lineup of plug-in vehicle charging solutions has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. This means that AeroVironment's chargers conform to electrical codes and can now be safely and legally installed almost anywhere in the U.S.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has turned to AeroVironment to install quick-charge stations along the I-5 corridor from California in the south to the Willamette Valley region in the north. This install is part of the West Coast Green Highway project – a vision for a consistent charging infrastructure spanning the West Coast from San Diego, CA to Vancouver, B.C.
On Thursday, Monrovia, CA-based AeroVironment (AV) announced that it struck up a deal to install 320 Level 2 public charging stations throughout the state of Hawaii. The $820,000 contract from Hawaii's Electric Vehicle Ready Program calls for AV to not only deploy an electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure statewide, but also to collect and analyze charging data to study the impact on the state's electrical grid and to provide public outreach programs to promote the adoption of plug-ins in Hawaii.