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AV’s New TurboDock Commercial Charger

January 16, 2015 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

AeroVironment Unit for Commercial and Workplace Settings

AeroVironment has introduced the “TurboDock” electric vehicle charger as a smartphone-controllable unit for commercial and workplace settings.

AeroVironment’s new smartphone-controllable 'TurboDock' EV charger is aimed at commercial and workplace installations.

AeroVironment’s new smartphone-controllable ‘TurboDock’ EV charger is aimed at commercial and workplace installations.

“Out of the box,” the manufacturer says, “TurboDock charges at Level 1 (12 amp/120 volts), or at Level 2 (16 Amps/240 Volts), which will recharge EVs on a typical commute in less than four hours, making TurboDock ideal for commercial and workplace environments.”

“It’s easy to install, easy to use, cost-effective and secure,” AeroVironment Efficient Energy Systems senior VP Wahid Nawabi said in a release. “The first-of-its-kind system puts Bluetooth-enabled smartphone access control of charging stations right at the fingertips of employers, landlords and property managers who need a better solution for meeting the charging demands of their EV-driving staff, tenants and patrons,” he Nawabi – adding that “TurboDock costs less to own and maintain.”

With BlueTooth, No Cell Service Needed

Bluetooth connectivity eliminates the need for dedicated cellular service, AeroVironment says, representing potential savings of hundreds of dollars per year.

TurboDock is available as a pedestal unit that accommodates one to four chargers per location and a wall adapter that can be configured with one or two chargers per location.

From $1,299

When configured for 12- or 16-amp charging, TurboDock provides twice as many chargers with the same electrical service required for 30-amp charging, AeroVironment says, translating into “increased productivity since TurboDock alleviates the need for EV-driving employees to move their vehicles during the workday so someone else can use the charger.”

TurboDock is priced at $1,299 (MSRP) for the charging module only and $1,798 for the charging module and mounting plate or pedestal.

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Source: AeroVironment with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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