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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

ABC 7 News: Features TurboCord™ EV Charger

February 01, 2014

There is a new charger hitting the market for plug-in hybrids and electric cars giving drivers some flexibility.

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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).   -> View More

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Charged EV’s: DC Fast Charging Billing Models

January 20, 2014

An increasing number of drivers are depending on public charging to extend the useful range of their vehicles.

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Curacao to Use Raven For Crime Fighting

January 07, 2014

WILLEMSTAD – The Curacao Public Prosecutor (OM) and Curacao Police Corps (KPC) will use modern means to tackle the growing crime during the first quarter of the new year. The Dutch Department of Defense has sent the unmanned aircraft called Raven to the island for this period. With this aircraft it will be possible for the authorities to detect and follow criminals.

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Unmanned Aircraft Demo Shows Off Warfighting Capabilities

January 06, 2014

MARINE CORPS BASE, QUANTICO, Va. – In the past, American warfighters lost their lives to improvised explosive devices (IED) on the battlefield. But now with technological advancements, small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) can save lives.

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Pentagon Issues 25-Year Unmanned Systems Roadmap

January 03, 2014

The DOD plans to spend $3.7 billion on research and development, procurement and operations and maintenance of UAS this year, increasing to $4.8 billion in 2015. It plans to spend $21.6 billion over the course of its five-year future years defense program (FYDP

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Nissan LEAF® Owner Surpasses 100,000 Miles

December 16, 2013

Today, state of Washington resident Steve Marsh officially became the first Nissan LEAF owner in the US to surpass 100,000 miles. Amazingly, it took Marsh only 31 months to achieve this feat. In celebration of the odometer clicking over to show 100,000, Marsh met in Tumwater, Washington with representatives from Nissan, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson and other EV drivers in the area who showed up to congratulate him.

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42% Of US Households Could Be EV Drivers

December 13, 2013

Analysis indicates that a large fraction (42 percent) of households with vehicles could potentially use the types of EVs currently on the market.

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CNN:  Forget Flying Cars, Check Out These Cool Flying Robots

December 05, 2013
These awesome flying robots are taking unmanned flight in new directions. Watch them hover like a bee, flap like a bird and bounce like a ball.   -> View More

What are the Top Ten Civilian Uses of Drones that Don’t Impinge Privacy?

December 05, 2013
Geospatial vendors in the United States wait rather impatiently as the Federal Aviation Administration works on regulations that will allow the use of drones or unmanned aerial systems for commercial applications. Given the growing interest, and the ability for these tools to address new areas of application, it’s fitting to survey the top markets, the advantage, and the sensors that provide new insight in a wide area of application.   -> View More

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