Under the partnership, AeroVironment will provide home and public charging systems, installation services, energy usage monitoring and payment and subscription solutions in support of the ecosystems.

AeroVironment will also provide the integrated data collection, communication and analysis systems that will power NRG’s eVgo network.

NRG Energy plans to install a total of 70 Freedom stations in the DFW area by the end of next year, 35 of which are scheduled for installation by the end of 2011.

AeroVironment has begun installing charging stations in Houston where it was first launched, and expects to install 25 Freedom stations by the end of the year.

Freedom stations include one EVSE-CS and one EV50-PS, a DC fast charging system that can fully recharge an EV in minutes.

The eVgo charging network will give DFW’s EV drivers ready access to charging stations along major freeways, in key shopping and business districts, at popular retailers and in multi-family community and workplace parking areas.

The companies have developed a comprehensive charging solution that is ideally suited for NRG’s customers and is designed to make driving EVs convenient and easy.