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PRESS: Batteries and chargers - something new under the sun

Jul 25, 2016

Excerpt from our latest press published in DC Velocity:

"Two product categories that haven't changed much in the last 10 years—batteries and chargers for lift trucks and mobile devices—are undergoing a transformation.

If you've been operating under the assumption that the batteries and chargers you will use to power your forklifts and mobile devices a few years from now will be pretty much the same as the ones you've used for the past decade, you'd better sit down. We have news for you: This normally staid product category is on the verge of a revolution.

 

Advances in technology are fostering a wave of innovation in chargers and batteries—both very large ones, such as those for electric lift trucks, and very small ones for mobile devices like bar-code scanners, RFID readers, and printers. There's a lot going on, and we can't cover every recent development in this short article. But we can offer a few examples of the capabilities that are turning old-school equipment into 21st century tools. Here are five that bear watching:

PRESS RELEASE: AeroVironment Debuts New PosiCharge ProCore Series of Premium Intelligent Charger

Feb 09, 2016

·       Industry's first electric forklift chargers to enable charger configuration and management via mobile phone app
 
·       Supports and charges any material handling battery - regardless of type, brand, voltage or size
 
·       Easy to use, easy to install, easy to configure and provides exceptional flexibility with customizable power levels and charge algorithms
 
·       93% peak power efficiency and low overcharge factor makes ProCore the most efficient electric forklift charger available with the lowest monthly utility costs
 


 
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2016 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leading supplier of industrial fast and opportunity charge systems in North America, today introduced the PosiCharge™ ProCore™ Series - a premium intelligent charging family that supports and charges any material handling battery. Ranging in power from 5kW for lower-duty vehicles to 30kW for the hardest-working electric forklifts, the new PosiCharge ProCore Series is the ideal charging solution for electric forklift fleets of all sizes.

Taking Charge of Your Material Handling Batteries

Nov 30, 2015

How do you charge up your forklift fleet? Are you happy with the status quo? Or, are you an opportunist, taking advantage of what’s in front of you? Perhaps you would rather live life in the fast lane? No matter what your charging outlook, when it comes to keeping your material handling batteries up and running properly, we have the right solution for you.

 

Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Extra, Extra – Read all About It! Better yet, take a listen!

Nov 02, 2015

AeroVironment was invited to be a guest on Power System Design’s podcast Paultre on Power. The podcast features industry leaders in the power electronics and power management markets and spotlights the innovative solutions these companies offer.

 

As a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions – AeroVironment understands the importance of power. As such, our Director of Product Marketing, Jonah Teeter-Balin, chatted with host Alix Paultre to highlight AeroVironment’s role in the automotive battery ecosystem.

 

EPRI's Lift Truck Life Cycle Costs Calculator App Helps Determine Your Cost Savings Going Electric

Aug 07, 2015

The Electric Power Research Intitute's mobile app is a useful resource that helps to determine the potential ROI on electrifying your forklift fleet. The EPRI Lift Truck Calculator makes it easy to compare the overall cost of ownership for material handling vehicles based on fuel type: propane, diesel or electric. With this calculator, you’ll be able to determine the true cost savings and estimated environmental benefits of electric trucks versus the internal combustion counterparts.

You can easily enter key factors based on your specific operation and the Lift Truck Calculator does the rest.

HOW TO SAVE USD2.8 million in airline fuel costs and 10,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions WITH POSICHARGE? (PUBLISHED in IHS AIRPORT 360)

Mar 25, 2015

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.

Port of Seattle Airport installs PosiCharge Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Jul 03, 2014

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 - The Power of Industrial Productivity

Mar 05, 2014

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.

AeroVironment Wins $8.8 Million Port of Seattle Contract for Electric Ground Support Equipment Fast Charge Systems at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Mar 05, 2014

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.

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