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AV Service Kit

This AeroVironment service toolkit allows owners to charge and troubleshoot directly from home at any time. Ford cars are compatible with this particular kit, and a network of AV-certified installers. AV is a California-based company that provides energy system and EV system solutions.

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By Lyndsey Gilpin

Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.