General Motors Company has named AeroVironment, Inc.’s EVSE-RS as the official charging station accessory for its all-new, all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.
Making its debut in California and Oregon late this year, the highly anticipated, all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV features an EPA estimated range of 238 miles per charge. With a starting MSRP of $37,495, before available tax incentives, the Bolt EV offers double the range of existing EVs in the same price range.
“We selected AeroVironment due to their strong brand recognition, reputation for reliability, and decades of leadership in supporting EVs,” said Darin Gesse, Bolt EV Product Manager. “In addition, their EVSE-RS provides proven performance, making AeroVironment a great partner for Chevrolet.”
As an official accessory, AeroVironment’s EVSE-RS charging station will be labeled with its own GM part number and will be available through Chevrolet dealerships. The level 2 EVSE-RS can charge up to five times faster than standard cordsets and is easy to use, elegantly designed for indoor or outdoor operation and equipped with advanced safety features. It is rigorously tested beyond UL requirements to meet strict internal and external quality standards ensuring world class safety and reliability.
“Our broad array of EV charging solutions is helping to make EV ownership more efficient and practical, by offering convenient residential and workplace options for drivers who are looking to charge their EVs faster and more affordably. GM’s selection of our EVSE-RS is a strong validation of our approach,” said Ken Karklin, Vice President and General Manager, Efficient Energy Systems for AeroVironment. “We worked alongside GM to usher in the age of the modern EV and we collaborate once more to deliver range, reliability and certainty to a new generation of EV drivers with the launch of the game-changing Chevrolet Bolt EV.”
AeroVironment is a leader in unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems, and electric vehicle charging and test systems, and serves militaries, government agencies, businesses and consumers, www.avinc.com.
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