Volvo has chosen AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) to develop a custom charging station for the brand’s plug-in vehicles. Incorporating customer design elements and Volvo-specific branding, the new wall-mounted charger will be “a premium custom EV charger that aligns with the premium image of the Volvo XC90 and a growing line of Volvo Cars’ plug-in hybrid vehicles.”
AeroVironment already makes the TurboCord portable charging cable that comes standard with the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid.
AeroVironment’s new charging station will incorporate global third-party safety agency certifications for each market, including UL, CE and China CQC. It will be designed with a weather-resistant IP55 enclosure, and will be suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
“We look forward to providing Volvo Cars’ customers with a wall-mounted charging station they can rely on to charge safely and proceed with certainty,” said AeroVironment VP Ken Karklin. “Our goal is to ensure that Volvo Cars’ customers have the best possible charging experience.”