January 22, 2009

Fast-charge systems for IEVs

By DC Velocity Staff

AeroVironment (AV), a supplier of industrial fast charge systems in North America, rolled out a series of new PosiCharge fast-charge systems, accessories, and opportunity-charge systems for industrial electronic vehicles (IEVs). AV said it designed its new Dual Vehicle System line of PosiCharge dual-port fast charge systems for electric vehicles that operate in multiple heavy-duty shifts. These new dual port systems reduce electrical infrastructure installation costs and are best suited for locations where trucks are parked in pairs, said the company.

Also included in the rollout is the "LP Meter," a data collection device that measures, analyzes, and converts liquid propane fuel consumption data to electricity-usage data. This analysis can help companies looking to convert to electric material handling vehicles.