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AeroVironment Transforms EV Charging with New, Easy and Convenient TurboCord; World’s First Dual-Voltage Cordset Delivers Unmatched Charging Versatility
January 30, 2014

• Portable plug-in charger increases range confidence, reduces costs to drivers, workplaces, businesses and governments
• Fits in palm of hand; plugs directly into electrical socket; no charger installation required; weighs less than five pounds, including 20-foot cord
• Operates on 120 or 240 volts; at 240 volts it charges nearly three times faster than standard cordsets – less than three hours for plug-in hybrids and less than six hours for full battery electrics
• UL listed with state-of-the-art safety features, including indoor and outdoor use, highest waterproof NEMA 6P ratings, and thermal sensors

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a leader in electric vehicle charging and the preferred home charging solution supplier for five global automakers, today unveiled TurboCord™ – a compact, UL-listed, dual mode 240-volt/16-amperage and 120-volt portable charging cordset (MSRP $649) that sets a new standard for EV charging. TurboCord is also available in a 240-volt only version (MSRP $599).


FIAT Picks AeroVironment to Supply and Install Home Charging Stations for the All-New, All-Electric Fiat 500e
August 21, 2013

•AeroVironment turns 500e drivers’ garages into home “filling stations” with one-stop convenience including charging station, electrical installation and three-year warranty
•FIAT is the fifth major car manufacturer to choose AeroVironment as its preferred home electric refueling station provider
•AeroVironment has deployed more than 12,000 charging stations across North America

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 - FIAT® has selected AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) as the preferred provider of home charging stations and installations for its all-new, all-electric Fiat 500e.  FIAT is the fifth plug-in electric vehicle (EV) auto manufacturer to choose AeroVironment as its full-service home charging partner.


Ford Selects AeroVironment to Provide Complete Home Charging Solution for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Customers
May 09, 2013

•AeroVironment becomes Ford’s sole provider of turnkey charging station installation, warranty service and onsite support
•A 240-volt charger will cut charge time by more than half for Ford plug-in vehicles: C-MAX Energi, Fusion Energi and Focus Electric
•One-day installation and cash-and-carry purchase of Ford branded charging stations now available

MONROVIA, Calif., May 9, 2013 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced its selection by Ford Motor Company as the preferred installation partner and authorized charging station supplier for the Ford Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi plug-in electric vehicles.  Ford plug-in customers can now purchase a Ford-approved 240-volt charger and schedule a turnkey professional installation with a single telephone call to AeroVironment at 1 (888) 219-6747.  Soon customers will also have a web-based option for ordering their home charging package or purchasing their charging station.


AeroVironment Integrates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Technology into Electric Vehicle Charging Systems to Improve Electrical Grid Stability
March 06, 2013

• Intelligent plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging technology controls charging rate based on grid conditions and aims to reduce electricity cost for plug-in vehicles.

• Grid-friendly PEV charging solution delivers benefits to grid operators and drivers

MONROVIA, Calif., March 6, 2013 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) and the United States Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), managed by Battelle, today announced a commercial license agreement for a technology that supports widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) by helping to stabilize the electrical grid—the network of electricity generation, transmission and distribution that powers the nation. 


New AeroVironment Electric Vehicle Dealer Program Makes it Easy to Bundle Home Charger, Installation, and Warranty with Car Purchase
February 07, 2013

• Now consumers can seamlessly finance home charger and installation with electric vehicle (EV) purchases in a single transaction
• Finance and Insurance (F&I)-friendly packages present opportunities for dealers to improve their EV Customer Satisfaction index
• AeroVironment’s home charger reduces charging time by more than half to 120 Volt Level 1 plug-in that comes standard with most EVs

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today launched a dealer program that provides turnkey residential charging packages to consumers purchasing new electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and allows them to finance the charger in combination with the vehicle at the time of sale. The program, which is the first of its kind, makes dealerships one-stop-shops for EV drivers and expands dealers’ F&I product offerings.


AeroVironment Introduces New Easy-to-Install and Moveable Home Electric Vehicle Charging Station
October 15, 2012

• Latest in EVSE-RS home charging line plugs into a dedicated 240 Volt outlet for easy installation
• Secure installation allows for use at a vacation home, second home or seamless relocation to a new home
• Now available for immediate delivery at Amazon.com

MONROVIA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the expansion of its popular EVSE-RS home charging product line with the introduction of its new EVSE-RS Plug-In, which easily and securely plugs into a dedicated 240 volt outlet, eliminating the need to hardwire the charging station into the home. The station is SAE-J1772 compliant and recharges all battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) incorporating the SAE standard. 


Aloha Petroleum Unveils First Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers at Hawaii Gas Stations
July 11, 2012

**AeroVironment DC Fast Chargers Easily Accessible for Electric Vehicle Drivers**

• EV fast chargers accessible to the public at three convenient Aloha and Shell gas stations on Oahu
• Vehicles can fully charge in less than 30 minutes with fast chargers
• Free charging for EV owners for a limited time

HONOLULU, July 11, 2012—Now there’s more than one way to refuel at Aloha Island Mart and Shell stations on Oahu. Today, AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) and Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. unveiled Electric Vehicle (EV) DC fast chargers at three locations across the island:

• Aloha Island Mart Kahala   (4339 Waialae Ave.)
• Aloha Island Mart Waipio-Gentry (94-826 Ukee St.)
• Kailua Shell (434 Kuulei Rd.)
For a limited time, electric vehicles equipped with a CHAdeMO fast-charging outlet, such as on some models of the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV, can be charged for free at these Aloha stations. CHAdeMO is short for “CHArge de Move"or “charge for moving.” DC fast chargers can deliver a full charge to a nearly depleted EV battery in less than 30 minutes.


West Coast Electric Highway Expands to Washington, Now Extends to Canadian Border
May 30, 2012

• Ten new electric vehicle (EV) charging sites from AeroVironment added along Interstate 5 and U.S. Route 2
• AeroVironment to provide free charging to EV owners for a limited time

BELLINGHAM, Wash., May 30, 2012—The border-to-border vision of the West Coast Electric Highway moves closer to becoming a reality today with the opening of new EV charging sites, extending the highway to the Canadian border and opening it to electric vehicle (EV) drivers from both countries.


AeroVironment Wins Port of Seattle Contract for Electric Ground Support Equipment Fast Charge Systems at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
May 07, 2012

• Contract for PosiCharge systems valued at up to $8.8 million through 2014

• Multi-port charging systems provide for common use among different airlines, ground handlers, service vehicles and battery types

LOS ANGELES, at Electric Vehicle Symposium 26, May 7, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the Port of Seattle has awarded the company a contract valued up to $8.8 million through 2014 to supply its PosiCharge™ electric Ground Support Equipment (eGSE) fast charge systems to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


Oregon DOT Selects AeroVironment for Electric Vehicle Chargers Stations Along Interstate 5
March 16, 2012

West Coast Electric Highway Helps Kick the Gas Habit With First Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Stations Along Interstate 5

• “Fast” electric vehicle (EV) charging stations from AeroVironment now open along I-5 in Southern Oregon, enabling convenient long-distance electric vehicle travel
• AeroVironment will provide free charging to EV owners for a limited time


Mitsubishi Motors North America Adds AeroVironment's Turnkey Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Installation Solution to its Integrated EV Offering
February 24, 2012

Mitsubishi Motors North America Adds AeroVironment’s Turnkey Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Installation Solution to its Integrated EV Offering

• AeroVironment to deliver complete electric vehicle home recharging system, installation and warranty to Mitsubishi i drivers
• Site consultation fee waived for customers placing Mitsubishi i pre-order online


Power Technology Industry Executive Wahid Nawabi Joins AeroVironment as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Efficient Energy Systems Business Segment
December 13, 2011

• Senior Vice President Mike Bissonette Transitions to Deputy General Manager
• Bissonette will Focus on Enhancing Operational Performance

MONROVIA, Calif. Dec. 13, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that Wahid Nawabi, an experienced executive from the power technology industry, has joined the company as senior vice president and general manager of its Efficient Energy Systems (EES) business segment.  AeroVironment’s board of directors approved Nawabi’s appointment as an officer of the company, effective immediately.


AeroVironment Completes First Electric Vehicle Commercial Charging Station Installations in Hawaii
September 15, 2011

• Newly-installed electric vehicle charging stations at the Marriott Waikiki help address growing demand for sustainable tourism
• Upcoming installations planned for Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk and OHANA Waikiki East in Honolulu, Wailea Beach Marriott on Maui
• Solutions tailored for commercial, residential, recreational and transportation parking locations


Oregon DOT Selects AeroVironment for Electric Vehicle Chargers
August 18, 2011

22 fast-chargers will be sited throughout northwest Oregon

SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has selected AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) to supply, install, operate and maintain twenty-two (22) electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations along major transportation corridors and travel destinations in northwest Oregon. Site review and selection is commencing and construction is scheduled to be complete by December 2012. Funding for the project came from a $2 million U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER II (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant.


Washington Selects AeroVironment to Light Up Nation's First Electric Highway
July 13, 2011

Electric vehicle charging stations coming to I-5 and US 2 in next six months

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Within six months, drivers will be recharging their electric vehicles, like the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, along Washington’s Electric Highways. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) selected Monrovia, Calif.-based AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) to transform Interstate 5 and US 2 into the premier interstates of the 21st century, serving the latest generation of electric cars.


AeroVironment Achieves UL Certification for Full Line of Electric Vehicle Charging Systems to Address Nation's EV Infrastructure Needs
July 11, 2011

MONROVIA, Calif., July 11, 2011—AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that with the recent certification of its EV fast charging system, it now has received certification and listing from the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for six groundbreaking electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, a significant milestone for the expanding EV industry.  UL is one of the most widely recognized independent product safety certification organizations in the world.


Oregon Department of Transportation Selects AeroVironment to Build First Phase of West Coast "Green Highway" Along Interstate 5
June 01, 2011
  • AeroVironment to select locations and install its Level 3 Fast Charging Stations along I-5 Corridor from the California state line to the Willamette Valley.
  • Drivers will be able to charge their electric vehicles in minutes as they travel along a key Oregon highway.

MONROVIA, Calif., June 1, 2011 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that it has been selected by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODoT) to install its high-power Level 3 electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations along the I-5 corridor from the California state line to the Willamette Valley. This is the beginning of the “Green Highway” a vision for safe and consistent charging infrastructure spanning the West Coast, allowing EV drivers to travel with confidence from San Diego to Vancouver, B.C.


BMW Group Selects AeroVironment To Provide Electric Vehicle Charging Solution For BMW ActiveE Introduction in Major U.S. Cities
May 18, 2011

• AeroVironment to provide home charging system, installation and warranty to BMW drivers, as well as full BMW dealer support
• AeroVironment EVSE-RS charger to fully charge ActiveE within four to five hours from fully discharged state


TXU Energy and City of McKinney Launch Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network
May 16, 2011

• AeroVironment partners with TXU Energy to provide multiple charging stations for electric vehicle drivers in McKinney, Texas
• TXU Energy funds the purchase and installation of AeroVironment’s UL listed EVSE-CS

McKinney, Texas, May 16, 2011 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced today that it has been selected by TXU Energy to deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to support a public charging network in the Dallas Metro-plex area beginning with a historic installation in the City of McKinney.  TXU Energy CEO Jim Burke and the mayor of McKinney, Brian Loughmiller announced the new charging network at an event in front of the McKinney Public Library where the first of four charging stations was installed.


NRG Energy Selects AeroVironment to Expand eVgoSM Electric Vehicle Charging “Ecosystem” to Dallas/Fort Worth Area
April 08, 2011

• AeroVironment to provide comprehensive EV charging solution to support Dallas/Fort Worth EV drivers
• First fast charging station in Texas to be unveiled today
• NRG Energy and AeroVironment plan to install 70 “Freedom” Stations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by the end of 2012

DALLAS, April 8, 2011 – AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that it has joined forces with NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) to expand the privately funded, comprehensive eVgoSM electric vehicle (EV) charging “ecosystem” launched first in Houston to EV drivers in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) market, the fourth-largest metropolitan area by population in America.  The ecosystem is an integrated network of charging products, services and payment plans that helps make EVs practical for drivers.  NRG selected AeroVironment to provide home and public charging systems, installation services, energy usage monitoring and payment and subscription solutions in support of the Houston and DFW ecosystems. The companies plan to inaugurate the DFW expansion today at a ribbon-cutting event in Dallas hosted by NRG’s president and CEO David Crane and featuring AeroVironment’s chairman and CEO Tim Conver.


State of Hawaii Selects AeroVironment to Deploy up to 320 Public Electric Vehicle Charging Docks in Support of Clean Energy Goal
March 18, 2011

• AV to partner with Hawaiian Electric Company, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association

• Program includes deploying electric vehicle infrastructure statewide, collecting and analyzing charging data to study impact on electricity distribution and providing public outreach and educational programs to promote EV growth

HONOLULU, First Hawaiian International Auto Show, March 18, 2011 – Hawaii Lt. Governor Brian Schatz today announced that AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) has been selected to help lead the way to a cleaner transportation future through an $820,000 contract from the Hawaii EV Ready Grants Program.  The contract will fund the deployment of up to 320 AeroVironment 240-volt electric vehicle (EV) charging docks throughout the islands.  Once deployment is completed, Hawaii will have one of the nation’s first statewide public charging networks supporting electric vehicle drivers.


AeroVironment Begins Shipment and Completes First Installations of Residential Smart Charging Systems
February 14, 2011

• Chargers wirelessly communicate with grid to create “smart refueling” hubs
• Open architecture ensures interoperability with utility systems nationwide

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2011—AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that it has begun shipping and installing its UL-listed single-family and multi-unit residential Smart Charging Dock (model EVSE-RS+).  Designed with an open architecture to ensure interoperability with the thousands of individual utilities nationwide, the grid-connected system charges electric and plug-in electric hybrid cars by turning drivers’ homes into convenient, smart refueling hubs.


Milbank Manufacturing Selects AV’s Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions for National Distribution
February 01, 2011

Milbank Manufacturing Selects AeroVironment’s Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions for National Distribution Program to Expand Charging Infrastructure

• Partnership extends EV charging infrastructure throughout the United States
• Provides access to AeroVironment EV charging solutions for major home improvement retailers serviced by Milbank
• Distribution network agreement includes formal training program for electrical contractors installing AeroVironment’s products

SAN DIEGO, Calif., DistribuTECH, Feb. 1, 2011—Milbank Manufacturing Co. of Kansas City, Mo., announced today that it has selected AeroVironment, Inc. (AV)(NASDAQ: AVAV) of Monrovia, Calif., to provide AV’s electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to its customers—including utilities, developers, contractors, businesses, and consumers— through Milbank’s nationwide distribution network. The partnership enhances Milbank’s PowerGen® line of renewable power solutions and furthers the expansion of EV charging infrastructure throughout the United States.


NRG Energy Selects AV to Build the Nation’s First Privately-Funded EV Charging “Ecosystem”
November 18, 2010

AeroVironment will provide comprehensive EV charging solution to support the needs of Houston drivers

HOUSTON, Nov. 18, 2010—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) has joined forces with NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) to bring the first privately funded, comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging “ecosystem” to drivers in America’s fourth largest city.  The ecosystem is an integrated network of products, services and payment plans that helps make EVs practical for drivers.  AV is the exclusive provider of home and public charging systems, installation services, energy usage monitoring and payment and subscription solutions in support of the Houston ecosystem, which can be deployed as a practical, integrated model in cities throughout North America.


AV Receives Frost & Sullivan’s N.A. Customer Service Leadership Award for EV Charging
November 03, 2010

MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010—Frost & Sullivan, a global research organization of 1,800 analysts who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies, has awarded its 2010 North American Customer Service Leadership of the Year Award for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations to AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV).  AV is a Southern California-based technology company whose electric transportation solutions include electric vehicle home charging, public charging and fast charging systems for consumers, automakers, utilities and government agencies.

Criteria Frost & Sullivan used to benchmark AV’s performance against key competitors included quality of service, timeliness of service, impact of service on customer value and cost of service to customers.


AeroVironment Home EV Charging Station Receives Underwriters Laboratories Listing
September 09, 2010

Home Installations Scheduled to Begin This Fall

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2010—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.


Zero to 80 Percent in 15 minutes: New Benchmark for EV Fast-charging
January 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2010—Electric vehicle manufacturer THINK today announced that it will work with AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) (AV), a leading developer and supplier of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, to pursue demonstration and commercial projects using AV’s level III fast-charge system and the THINK City electric vehicle.  The projects will be designed to jump-start the development of fast-charge infrastructure in the United States.


Nissan North America Selects AV To Install Home-Charging Stations For Nissan Leaf
January 11, 2010

Agreement part of one-stop shop experience for EV purchase process

DETROIT (Jan. 11, 2010)—Nissan North America (NNA) today announced its selection of AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) (AV) to supply electric vehicle home-charging stations and installation services supporting the introduction of the zero-emission, all-electric Nissan LEAF later this year.


AeroVironment Awarded U.S. Patent For Electric Vehicle Energy Data Management And Control
August 10, 2009

Web-based System Solution for Industrial and Passenger Electric Vehicle Battery Optimization

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2009—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for technology that facilitates the optimal charging, management, control and maintenance of battery packs, chargers and electric vehicles (EVs).  Patent No. 7,444,192 builds on AV’s intellectual property portfolio in its Efficient Energy Systems business segment.  This segment’s products include PosiCharge® systems, the leading fast charge systems for electric vehicles.


AeroVironment Unveils EV Solutions at EVS-24
May 13, 2009

New Portfolio Offers Total Infrastructure Solutions for Practical Use of On-Road Electric Vehicles

AT EVS-24, STAVANGER, NORWAY, May 13, 2009—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV), (NASDAQ: AVAV), joint-developer of the GM Impact, the world’s first modern all-electric car, and the record-setting solar-powered GM Sunraycer, today unveiled its portfolio of EV Solutions for electric vehicles that offers a total infrastructure approach to enable the practical use of on-road electric vehicles.


Mayor Adrian M. Fenty Announces Partnership with Nissan North America and AeroVironment
May 07, 2009

Washington, D.C.—Mayor Fenty along with District Department of Transportation Director Gabe Klein, other District officials, and senior representatives from leading automotive company, Nissan North America, and AeroVironment, an industry expert in battery and charging systems, announced today a partnership that could bring hundreds of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and charging stations to the District.


WhiteWave Foods Enlists PosiCharge®  for Environmentally Friendly Distribution Center
February 18, 2009

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Feb. 17, 2009 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced that WhiteWave Foods Company today unveiled its updated, environmentally friendly distribution center that now features increased productivity and reduced energy solutions from AV’s alliance with Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. (TMHU). AV and TMHU formed the alliance last year to offer a wide range of PosiCharge product solutions to reduce energy consumption and operating costs for their material handling customers.


AeroVironment Unveils New PosiCharge® Fast Charge and Opportunity Charge Systems and Accessories
January 12, 2009

CHICAGO, at ProMat, Jan. 12, 2009 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV), the leading supplier of industrial fast charge systems in North America, today unveiled a series of new PosiCharge® fast charge systems, accessories and opportunity charge systems for industrial electric vehicles, including the LP Meter, a data collection device that eases the conversion of propane trucks to electric power.


Nestle North America Implements AeroVironment's PosiCharge® Fast Charge Systems in Distribution and Manufacturing Facilities
January 12, 2009

CHICAGO, At ProMat, Jan. 12, 2009 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that it has installed more than 200 of its PosiCharge fast charge systems at Nestle facilities throughout North America. These fast charge systems support electric material handling fleets in more than 14 Nestle facilities.


Balqon Corporation Installs AeroVironment's PosiCharge® Fast Charge System at Port of Los Angeles to Power Electric Trucks
December 18, 2008

MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2008 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that Balqon Corporation (OTC:BLQN), a developer of heavy duty electric trucks, tractors and electric drive systems, has purchased a new high voltage version of AV’s PosiCharge fast charge systems as part of a program to replace internal combustion yard tractors with electric propulsion vehicles at the Port of Los Angeles.


Toyota Material Handling and AeroVironment Announce Alliance to Market PosiCharge® Battery Fast Charge Systems
September 16, 2008

IRVINE, Calif. - (September 16, 2008) - Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the number one lift truck supplier in the United States, and AeroVironment, Inc. (AV), the number one battery fast charge system manufacturer, have established an alliance to market AV’s PosiCharge fast charge systems. PosiCharge systems are now available through 68 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers with 190 locations throughout the United States.


AeroVironment Awarded Patent for Core Battery Charging Technology
September 18, 2007

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2007—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems and efficient electric energy systems, has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a battery charging innovation that enables simultaneous or parallel charging of multiple batteries. The USPTO awarded AV patent No. 7,256,516 titled, “Battery charging system and method,” on August 14.


John Kim, Former Ryder Transportation and Logistics Sales Executive, Appointed National Sales Director, PosiCharge®
August 17, 2007

MONROVIA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Aug. 17, 2007—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems and efficient electric energy systems, today announced that John Kim, former Ryder Transportation and Logistics Director of National Sales, has joined its PosiCharge Systems management team as Director of Sales.


PosiCharge® Wins Automotive News PACE Award for Superior Innovation and Collaborator Award for Work with Ford Motor Company
April 06, 2006

DETROIT & MONROVIA, Calif.—April 5, 2006—PosiCharge®, an AeroVironment, Inc. business (www.avinc.com), has won two awards at the 2006 Automotive News PACE Awards. The 12th Annual PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Awards held in Detroit, Mich. April 3 honored innovators in the automotive supply chain.


PosiCharge® Named Sole Supplier for Multi-Facility Fast Charge Deployment at Del Monte Foods
March 31, 2005

MONROVIA, Calif., March 31 2005: PosiCharge®, the industrial fast charger division of AeroVironment, today announced that Del Monte Foods has chosen the company as the sole supplier for its multi-facility fast charge deployment to convert internal combustion forklifts to electric at selected facilities. The multi-year conversion program will eliminate battery changing rooms at applicable facilities as well as improve productivity and reduce operating costs.


PosiCharge® Technology Saves Time and Money at Ford (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
March 25, 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.


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.


SYSCO Food Services Fast Charge Results In
October 04, 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.


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.


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.


American Airlines Fast Charging Electric GSE With PosiCharge&trade MVS
December 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.


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.



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