GM has selected the AeroVironment EVSE-RS (32 Amp) as the official home charging station solution for the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV, according to a new press release on the subject.
As a result of the choice, the AeroVironment EVSE-RS charging station will be granted a specific GM part number, and will be made purchasable through various Chevy car dealerships.
As some background on the electric vehicle charging product from the California-based firm, the Level 2 EVSE-RS can reportedly charge at a speed of up to 5 times those of “standard cordsets,” and is designed to be used either outdoors or indoors. It has been tested beyond UL requirements to meet “strict” internal quality standards.
The Chevy Bolt EV product manager, Darin Gesse, commented: “We selected AeroVironment due to their strong brand recognition, reputation for reliability, and decades of leadership in supporting EVs. In addition, their EVSE-RS provides proven performance, making AeroVironment a great partner for Chevrolet.”
Ken Karklin, Vice President and General Manager, Efficient Energy Systems for AeroVironment, also commented: “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. 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.”
For more information on the 2017 Chevy Bolt, see: Motor Trend Picks Chevy Bolt As 2017 Car Of The Year.