AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) has introduced a new EV charging station for commercial and workplace settings that is controlled through a smartphone app. TurboDock charges at Level 1 (12 amps/120 volts), or Level 2 (16 amps/240 volts), and has several features specially designed for commercial and workplace charging.
When configured for 12-amp or 16-amp charging, TurboDock provides twice as many chargers with the same electrical service required for 30-amp charging. Its modular design allows owners to expand the number of chargers as needed. TurboDock comes in two models, a pedestal unit with one to four chargers per location and a wall adapter with one or two chargers per location.
The software can be configured to meet the specific needs of each operator. For example, an administrator can give one universal access code to all users, assign each user a unique access code, or choose open access.
MSRP is $1,299 for the charging module only, and $1,798 for the charging module and mounting plate or pedestal.
“TurboDock is the simple, quick and practical workplace charging system because it’s easy to install, easy to use, cost-effective and secure,” said AeroVironment Senior VP Wahid Nawabi. “The first-of-its-kind system puts Bluetooth-enabled smartphone access control of charging stations right at the fingertips of employers, landlords and property managers who need a better solution for meeting the charging demands of their EV-driving staff, tenants and patrons.”