GSE at an AeroVironment PosiCharge station in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. (Port of Seattle)
Our industrial EV charging systems that have been powering Seattle-Tacoma International Airport's (Sea-Tac) electric ground service equipment are not only improving air quality, but they are also helping to save millions for airlines. The following article published in IHS Airport 360 details how the airport's investment in our system helps to improve the bottom line.
AeroVironment's PosiCharge industrial EV charging systems are helping the Seattle-Tacoma Airport to efficiently charge their ground service equipment and improve air quality.
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.
The ongoing testing is managed by Motive Energy, a California-based Deka battery distributor and performed on a battery powered solely by PosiCharge® fast chargers. The battery has been in service for nearly two years.
The 36V 1000Ah battery has been working two shifts a day in a heavy-use reach truck, both in the dry and cold areas of one of SYSCO Food Services' state-of-the-art operating companies located in Las Vegas. The test shows that the battery has retained 106 percent of its rated capacity. In a recent letter, Steve Carter, sales manager of Motive Energy, stated that SYSCO Food Services "should expect five to six years of total life from the battery."
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.
"The PosiCharge was developed to help the electric vehicle industry overcome charge time and travel range constraints by providing a faster, more convenient recharging system," says PosiCharge Product Manager, Dale Foster. "Its use at the Democratic National Convention is an excellent example of how fast charging technology aids in a more efficient electric vehicle operation," adds Foster.