AeroVironment has been selected by the BMW Group to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, accessories and installation services supporting the introduction of the all-electric BMW ActiveE.
AeroVironment’s EVSE-RS charging station will deliver approximately 25 miles of driving range per hour of charging time.
The EV charging stations will be installed with a 240V electric circuit in drivers’ home garages as part of the vehicle’s total driving system.
AeroVironmen said the charging station are designed to provide a safe, practical and dependable charge.
The company also said a complete charge from a fully discharged state will take between four and five hours, delivering the ActiveE’s maximum range of 100 miles.
The BMW ActiveE EV is the second phase of the BMW Group’s electro-mobility development strategy.
BMW said ActiveE vehicles will be distributed in the US metropolitan markets of Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento.
Based on the chassis of a BMW 1 Series Coupe, the ActiveE electric car features an electric drivetrain and is powered by an advanced, high-voltage, lithium-ion battery pack.
AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider that designs, develops, produces and supports an advanced portfolio of electric transportation solutions and electric-powered Unmanned Aircraft Systems.