The TurboCord Charges Vehicles Faster Than Standard Cords

 - Mar 16, 2014
References: avinc & gizmag
With electric and hybrid vehicles growing in popularity, there is a need for easy-to-use charging techniques to power these vehicles; the TurboCord does just that, making electric vehicle charging fast and easy without the need for a dedicated charging station.

TurboCord is manufactured by AeroVironment, a company better known for producing flying drones. However, it seems the company is looking to create buzz in the electric road vehicle sector as well.

The TurboCord can charge an electric vehicle three times faster than standard cord setups. While it can't power a vehicle as fast as a dedicated charging point, it is smaller and easier to operate. The TurboCord also features excellent security features; it can be left permanently plugged into the vehicle, and automatically stops charging when the vehicle's battery reaches full charge. LED lights on the charging unit indicate the status of charging.

The TurboCord comes in two versions, a 240 volt unit selling for $599 and a dual-voltage version (which can handle 120 or 240 volts) for $649.