30 Jan '14, 9pm

AeroVironment Unveils Small Format $599 Portable Charger

AeroVironment, a leading supplier of electric vehicle charging equipment, today unveiled TurboCord, a portable charging cord that weighs less than five pounds and plugs directly into electrical outlets. The availability of TurboCord follows a trend of EV charging equipment becoming smaller, simpler, and more affordable. The dual-mode version of TurboCord that accommodates 240-volt 16-amperage as well as 120-volt charging sells for $649, while the 240-volt only version is available for $599. When the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt first went on sale in late 2010—and throughout 2011 and 2012—some sellers of EV charging stations offered hardware with special branding, connectivity features, and other bells and whistles. Some long-time EV drivers complained that these products were unnecessarily expensive. But since that time, as the EV market matured, and after-market product...

Full article: http://www.plugincars.com/aerovironment-unveils-599-porta...

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