US firm to partner with Volvo Cars for its latest hybrids and beyond
Electric vehicle (EV) charging technology firm AeroVironment, has signed a deal with Volvo Cars as the developer of Volvo Cars’ first custom global EV charging station.
Incorporating customer design elements and branding specifically for Volvo Cars, its charging station can be conveniently wall mounted, and will reportedly enable drivers to charge their vehicles up to three times faster than is possible with a standard cordset.
AeroVironment’s charger will be used in conjunction with the Volvo XC90 and a growing line of Volvo Cars’ plug-in hybrid vehicles.
“Volvo Cars’ approach to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles positions it as an innovator, and we look forward to providing Volvo Cars’ customers with a wall mounted charging station they can rely on to charge safely and proceed with certainty,” said Ken Karklin, vice president and general manager, Efficient Energy Systems for AeroVironment.
AeroVironment’s charging station design will incorporate global third-party safety agency certifications for each market including UL, CE and China CQC. The new charging station will be designed with a weather-resistant IP55 enclosure and will deliver AC power safely to a vehicle’s on-board charger both indoors and outdoors.
AeroVironment’s TurboCord™ Dual plug-in EV charger is also a Volvo Cars-preferred charging solution.
The company’s new charger will pair well with the TurboCord model that comes standard in the trunk of the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid.
AeroVironment is currently the preferred integrated North American home charging solution supplier for eight global automakers and their growing fleets of plug-in electric vehicles.