The Story Of the First Modern Electric Vehicle - 20th Anniversary Of the GM EV-1

Feb 15, 2017

A little over a month ago we published a blog post on our EV Solutions site (our consumer EV charging product line) for the anniversary of the EV-1, the first purpose-built, mass produced electric vehicle from a major manufacturer. AeroVironment and the GM Team co-developed the GM Impact prototype, which led to the creation of the EV-1, but what might be more interesting to readers of this blog is that along the way we created our first AV Test system product. There wasn’t a practical way to test the battery packs and drive trains needed to create the first modern electric vehicle, so our engineers did what they do best and came up with our first test system. These systems were then used to test GM’s hybrid batteries and drivetrains in the 1990’s, and we continued to develop more powerful and innovative systems. We’ve decided to repost that blog here, and we hope you enjoy it!

CASE STUDY: AeroVironment's Global Observer - Applications for Electronic Aircrafts

Oct 13, 2016

Our case study describes various applications of AeroVironment’s (AV’s) Power Cycling and Test Systems in the Aerospace industry, including development of electrical components and systems, durability testing and production testing.  




1. Background: Electric Aircraft Systems and AV

2. Overview of Component Development and Testing

3. Energy Storage System Development

4. Power System Development

5. Summary

AV Test Systems Website Design Wins American Inhouse Design Award From Graphic Design USA

Sep 19, 2016

We are pleased to announce that our Creative Design Team has won the 2016 American Inhouse Design Award, a competition sponsored by Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) for our new AV Test System website design. The competition, considered the premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers, recognizes their  creativity, the special challenges they face, and their contributions. 


The competition included almost 10,000 entries from corporations, publishing houses, non-profits, universities, and government agencies, and only 15 percent were recognized with a Certificate of Excellence.



Join Us at The Battery Show 2016

Sep 13, 2016

We're in Novi, Michigan this week for The Battery Show 2016. If you will be attending the show, stop by booth #2017 and visit us. We have a lot of exciting information to share. Keep reading to learn what you can expect to see: 

Visit Us at The Battery Show 2016!

Aug 18, 2016

If you're planning on attending The Battery Show 2016, we invite you to stop by our booth #2017 to learn more about AV, our solutions, and how we can help you realize a return on your investment. Keep reading to learn what else you can expect to see: 

AV Expert Series: Electric and Hybrid Marine Applications

Jun 20, 2016

Our White paper describes applications of our Power Cycling and Test Systems equipment for Electric and Hybrid Marine Systems Development and Testing.




1. Electric and Hybrid Marine System Advantages

2. Test System Applications

  • a. Battery Pack
  • b. Motor/Inverter
  • c. AC Inverter/Battery Charger
  • d. DC/DC

3. Summary and Product Solutions

Podcast: Innovative Solutions for the Automotive Battery Ecosystem

Oct 29, 2015

AeroVironment was invited to be a guest on Power System Design’s podcast Paultre on Power. The podcast features industry leaders in the power electronics and power management markets and spotlights the innovative solutions these companies offer.


As a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions – AeroVironment understands the importance of power. As such, our Director of Product Marketing, Jonah Teeter-Balin, chatted with host Alix Paultre to highlight AeroVironment’s role in the automotive battery ecosystem.

The Battery Show 2015: Recap

Sep 30, 2015

We just got back from The Battery Show 2015 in Michigan – and what a show it was! It was a great success, and now we’re ready to recharge – and recap:


As the premier showcase for advanced battery technology, it’s an action-packed event full of the latest and greatest. This was the third year in a row that we have exhibited at the show, and it was the biggest, busiest year yet. The show made it abundantly clear that EVs are a hot topic. The main buzz surrounding EVs was focused on how to get more energy ‘under the hood.’ Of course, that’s where we step in!

AeroVironment's AV Test Systems at the Battery Show 2015

Sep 11, 2015

Our team will be attending the upcoming Battery Show 2015, the premier showcase of the latest advanced battery technology, on September 15-17, Novi, Detroit, Michigan.


Come visit us at our Booth #1621.

PRESS: Charged EVS Feature “Next-gen battery pack testing: AeroVironment launches the AV-900 EX”

Nov 05, 2014

CHARGED EVS Magazine featured an interview with AeroVironment’s Director of Product Marketing, Jonah Teeter-Balin, discussing our newly launched product, the AV-900 EX. The article discusses the AV-900 EX’s key features and advantages, and how its enhanced performance opens doors to new markets and battery applications, such as solar panel testing, military hardware, and heavy transportation sectors (electric and hybrid ships, trains, trucks and airplanes).

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