AeroVironment's PosiCharge industrial EV charging systems are helping the Seattle-Tacoma Airport to efficiently charge their ground service equipment and improve air quality.
Video demonstrating how Posicharge Fast Charging Systems increase productivity and eliminate the need for a battery room.
With Posicharge fast charging systems, batteries are charged at a much higher rate (40+A / 100Ahrs) at regular intervals throughout the day (including breaks, lunches, and shift changes), without ever leaving the vehicle.
Port of Seattle image by Don Wilson
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.
Posicharge provided the fast-charging system to IKEA's fast-charging facility in their new 750,000 sq ft distribution center in Port Wentworth, Georgia, located near the port of Savannah. The new DC was featured in an article originally published in the February 2008 print edition of Modern Material Handling . The article was republished online in 2011 on Logistics Management. Below is an excerpt from the article.
"IKEA: Thinks global, acts local: IKEA’s new DC employs a global warehouse design and best practices to serve a growing regional market. By Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor for MMH.
Did you know that our charging systems can power Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) such as Kiva robots? At WIRED Magazine's Business Conference, Kiva Systems founder and CEO Mick Mountz narrates a video demonstrating how Kiva robots automate a warehouse environment. Our charger can be seen during the 'Charging' demo. For more information about our available solutions for AGVs, contact us via email .
Call it a green conspiracy. In 2004, Southwest Airlines approached the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority with a proposition: The airline would replace its gasoline- and diesel powered ground service fleet with electric models if the airport would install the necessary recharging equipment.
Both parties would benefit with the resulting cut in emissions—a mandate that is being gradually implemented by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Southwest Airlines would cut its daily per-vehicle fueling costs by nearly 85 to 90 percent. And Burbank Airport would provide its tenants with recharging capability, enabling them to more readily move to electric vehicles. The airport and airline agreed, and after a careful evaluation of available suppliers, they selected AeroVironment, Inc. to install 42 of its PosiCharge™ fast charge systems at the airport’s 14 gates.
Toyota's Electric Lift Trucks and AeroVironment's PosiCharge Intelligent Fast Charging Technology Optimize Productivity, Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability
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.
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.
"We are especially excited about the current installation in our state-of-the-art Anderson, Indiana beverage plant, which features a sterile manufacturing environment, onsite computerized warehousing, and now the latest in fast charge technology," said George Sheats, Manager, Operations and Logistics Procurement of Nestle Business Services, for Nestle North America. "We are eager to install additional PosiCharge systems in Anderson, as well as in our Canadian distribution hub in Brampton, Ontario. PosiCharge systems are a clean technology solution that will play a growing role in improving productivity, efficiency, and safety across our organization."
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.
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.
"Beyond pushing the bounds of product innovation, one of Toyota's goals is to support environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial initiatives contributing to a cleaner environment," said Shankar Basu, president and CEO of TMHU. "This alliance with AeroVironment furthers Toyota's 'green thinking' philosophy by promoting high-quality PosiCharge products, which benefit the environment and our customers in numerous ways."