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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

PosiCharge® Technology Saves Time and Money at Ford (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

March 29, 2005
DEARBORN, March 29, 2005 (FCN) -- Better air quality in the plants and less noise are just two of the benefits employees will realize as North American plants switch from combustion engine forklifts and tow motors to all electrically powered vehicles. Other advantages of the change include space savings in the plants and an estimated $5 million savings to the company's bottom line each year said Roger Tenney, manager, Industrial Vehicle Strategy and Engineering.   -> View More

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Ford Motor Company Selects PosiCharge® as Supplier for Company-Wide Fast Charge Rollout

January 10, 2005
CHICAGO , At ProMat 2005, Jan. 10, 2005 - PosiCharge®, the industrial fast charger division of AeroVironment, today announced that Ford Motor Company has selected the company for its system-wide deployment of fast charge technology throughout its manufacturing operations. In the first phase, PosiCharge will facilitate the seamless replacement of all of Ford's internal combustion material handling vehicles with electric vehicles. As the rollout continues, PosiCharge will help Ford Motor Company to discontinue reliance on battery rooms.   -> View More

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SYSCO Food Services Fast Charge Results In

October 20, 2004
LAS VEGAS and MONROVIA, Calif., Oct. 20, 2004 - SYSCO Food Services, longtime users of PosiCharge® fast charge systems for electric forklifts, today announced the results of its second independent fast-charge battery audit in 22 months. Both tests indicate that the batteries retained capacity well beyond standard fast-charge battery warranty expectations.   -> View More

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CitiCapital To Provide Finance Solutions For PosiCharge® Customers

June 02, 2004
MONROVIA, Calif., June 2, 2004- CitiCapital, one of the top commercial finance companies in the United States, and PosiCharge® have entered into a multi-year program agreement to provide material handling finance solutions for new and existing PosiCharge customers.   -> View More

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Dr. Paul MacCready to Conduct Special Session at Aviation Industry Week

March 04, 2004
Las Vegas, NV (March 4, 2004) - Aviation Industry Week, the premier event for the business of aviation, announced today that Dr. Paul B. MacCready will speak at the upcoming show, to be held May 18-20, 2004, in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. MacCready is the founder and chairman of AeroVironment, Inc. He has been pioneering the use of alternate energy sources in aviation for over 50 years, developing vehicles and devices for both military and commercial use that strike a balance between nature and technology.   -> View More

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Tibbett & Britten Group member company, Evergreen Logistics, Implements PosiCharge®

January 22, 2004
TORONTO, Ontario and MONROVIA, Calif. Tibbett & Britten Group, one of the world's leading third-party logistics companies, today announced that its member company, Evergreen Logistics, has implemented a 15-port PosiCharge® system for its facility in Conway, Ark. The PosiCharge productivity-enhancing system eliminates the need for a battery changing room at the distribution center.   -> View More

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War on Terrorism Boosts Deployment of Mini-UAVs As featured in “Aviation Week & Space Technology”

July 09, 2002
Small man-portable reconnaissance drones are finally seeing action as the war on terrorism brings home ground troops' need to see over the next hill.   -> View More

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American Airlines Fast Charging Electric GSE With PosiCharge&trade MVS

February 13, 2001
CHICAGO (February 13, 2001) American Airlines has advanced its commitment to electrifying its ground support equipment (GSE) fleet with the recent installation of the first four of 10 AeroVironment PosiCharge MVS multi-vehicle fast charging systems at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport. When all 10 MVS chargers are in place, American will be able to fast charge more than 100 GSE vehicles, making this the largest fast charging installation in the world.   -> View More

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Fast Charger Keeps DNC Rolling

September 18, 2000
Monrovia, California, September 18, 2000 - AeroVironment's 60 kW PosiCharge® fast charger was used extensively to keep eight electric shuttle buses with operating 20-hours a day in and around the Staples Center during last month's Democratic National Convention. The fast charger is compatible with the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's (DWP) entire 21 electric shuttle bus fleet.   -> View More

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AeroVironment in the Smithsonian

January 01, 2000
AeroVironment generates creative engineering solutions that emphasize efficiency, performance, and alternative energy. In our history, AV has developed a number of remarkable vehicles for land, sea and air - five of which have been acquired by the Smithsonian Museum, a distinction unmatched by any other firm AeroVironment's size.   -> View More

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