Eaton Raises the Bar in EV Charging with its Industry-Leading DC HyperCharger

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New HyperCharger capable of charging up to one megawatt

PITTSBURGH … Power management company Eaton announced today that it has released the first HyperCharger capable of fast-charging electric vehicles (EVs) up to one megawatt (MW). Designed to charge the world’s largest fleets of electric buses, the on-route charger was recently installed in several cities, including Tallahassee, Fla., Worchester, Mass. and Stockton, Calif.

The HyperCharger is scalable from 200 KW to one MW. It has the highest energy density in its class. On a recent demonstration route, the HyperCharger recorded an average of eight charges and 240 miles per day utilizing 100 percent on–route charging.

“Eaton has a long history of developing electrical and hybrid power systems for trucks and busses,” said Michael Dadian, product line manager, Electrical Transportation Infrastructure, Eaton. “Our new HyperCharger is the latest example Eaton’s leadership in building a charging infrastructure across North America and helping to set the stage for mass adoption of EVs.”

The new charger is designed to provide fleets of all sizes, including mass transit vehicles, with reliable and efficient off-board charging, making it more practical for governments and companies to meet the transportation needs of a changing world in a sustainable way.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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