AeroVironment Home EV Charging Station
Receives Underwriters Laboratories Listing
Home Installations Scheduled to Begin This Fall
September 09, 2010 09:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time
MONROVIA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--AeroVironment (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV), a provider of
charging solutions for every electric vehicle (EV) owner’s needs, has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listing
for its EV home charging station (EVSE-RS). The home charging station is one component of AV’s complete
charging solution, which includes convenience and fast charging systems for multi-unit housing, retail establishments,
public locations, fleet operations, automotive dealerships, roadside assistance, and options to interface with the smart
grid and smart home.
Recently, AV’s network of certified installers began home assessments in preparation for charging station
installations for a major auto manufacturer. Installations of the home charging stations are scheduled to begin this fall.
AV’s home charging station is UL listed under Subject 2594, soon to be the standard for AC power supplies and
connectors for EV charging. UL 2594 addresses the certain safety and reliability aspects of AC cord sets and
charge docks, up to 260 volts, critical to the deployment of EV charging infrastructure.
“With two major automakers planning to introduce plug-in electric vehicle models in November and December, the
time for safe and practical charging infrastructure is now. Electric charging stations at home, work, and on the road
will give drivers a broad range of convenient refueling options,” said Mike Bissonette, AV senior vice president and
general manager, Efficient Energy Systems business segment.
Bissonette added that AV’s home charging station has a number of safety and reliability features that exceed current
UL and other Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) standards, including:
l A breakaway cable to ensure that live wires are not exposed if it is separated from the charger
l An integrate