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With the goal of making home-charger installation as easy as rigging up track lighting, a new partnership was announced Tuesday between Milbank Manufacturing — an electrical-equipment metering and distribution company — and AeroVironment, the official home-charger producer for the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.

The alliance would enable any electrical contractor in the United States to obtain an AeroVironment charger and related components directly from Milbank. Previously, contractors were required to join AeroVironment’s contractor network and become trained and certified installation partners before placing orders with Milbank.

Kristen Helsel, AeroVironment’s vice president of E.V. solutions, said in a telephone interview that the arrangement should facilitate E.V. home-charging installation in areas neglected by major plug-in vehicle automakers or government-subsidized infrastructure programs.

Read the full article at the NY Times Wheels Blog.