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Eaton to build DC quick charger for electric vehicles in Oregon plant

Oct. 13, 2010
Eaton Corp. (ETN), Pittsburgh, has chosen its Wilsonville, Oregon, satellite power center as a lead facility to modify and integrate its electric vehicle (EV) DC quick charger for the North American market. Eaton said the move underscores its commitment ...

Eaton Corp. (ETN), Pittsburgh, has chosen its Wilsonville, Oregon, satellite power center as a lead facility to modify and integrate its electric vehicle (EV) DC quick charger for the North American market. Eaton said the move underscores its commitment to the Pacific Northwest region and the California market.

The charging stations, which will be launched later this year, are part of Eaton's range of products and services that will provide critical infrastructure for the EV corridors and across North America. Eaton's quick charger can recharge an electric vehicle to 80 percent of battery capacity in 15 – 30 minutes. This type of recharge capability addresses the range anxiety anticipated by EV drivers and is expected to significantly aid vehicle adoption, utility and utilization, the company said.

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