AeroVironment has announced that its fast-charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles has received certification and listing from Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
AeroVironment said that all six charging systems — including company’s fast charging system, which can provide a full EV recharge in less than 30 minutes – have passed hundreds of trials as part of UL’s stringent testing program.
This means that AeroVironment’s chargers conform to electrical codes and can now be safely and legally installed almost anywhere in the U.S.
AeroVironment is the first company to provide a full lineup of chargers listed with UL, expanding the possibilities for both home and public charging in a multitude of locations so that drivers can refuel their EVs with confidence, no matter where they are. UL certification of an entire suite of charging solutions is a major landmark for the industry and is a critical step before putting charging products of all types into consumers’ hands.
AeroVironment’s UL-listed product offering includes smart grid-enabled home charging stations; commercial AC charging stations; high-power DC fast charging stations that can fully charge a vehicle in minutes; and a standard 120 Volt AC charging cord that can be used with every EV and plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Public and commercial charging stations offer point-of-sale payment options and smart-grid connectivity.
AeroVironment is the provider of charging solutions – including hardware, consulting services, installation, and back-end support – to BMW, NRG Energy, Nissan, the State of Hawaii and the State of Oregon, where the company will be deploying fast chargers to transform the Interstate-5 into North America’s premier “Green Highway.”
AeroVironment’s UL-listed product suite includes:
– Home AC charging station (EVSE-RS)
– Home AC charging station with smart grid capability (EVSE-RS+)
– Commercial AC charging station – with smart grid capability (EVSE-CS)
– Public DC fast charging station – with smart grid capability (EV50-PS)
– Fleet DC fast charging station – with smart grid capability (EV50-FS)
– 120VAC cord standard charging cord – can be used with all EVs and PHEVs (EVSE-CT)
UL is one of the most widely recognized independent product safety certification organizations in the world.