Milbank Manufacturing Co. says it has selected AeroVironment Inc. (AV) to provide AV's electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to its customers – which include utilities, developers, contractors, businesses and consumers – through Milbank's nationwide distribution network.
Under the partnership, Milbank will offer several of AV's EV charging-station models for vehicle charging at homes, offices, retail complexes, fleet yards or construction sites. AV's smart charging station is compatible with the smart grid and capable of interacting with utilities to help manage the potential impact of EVs on the electric grid, the companies say.
Milbank's distribution network will give electrical contractors throughout the nation access to AV's EV-charging products to support all-electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. EV and hybrid-electric drivers will also gain access to these products through major home improvement retailers serviced by Milbank.
The program will be supported by formal training held at the Milbank Institute of Training, the company's training, UL certification, and research and development facility. Training will focus on all of Milbank's renewable energy solutions, including EV charging, backup power systems and small wind turbines.
SOURCE: AeroVironment Inc.