Eaton and Murphy Oil USA Team Up to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation and Murphy Oil USA, Inc., a leading fuel provider operating more than 1,000 retail gasoline stations across 22 states, today announced a joint collaboration designed to demonstrate to electric vehicle drivers the benefits of fast, convenient charging within the familiar environment of a traditional gas station.

After an initial test phase at a location in Tennessee, Eaton and Murphy Oil USA will evaluate ways to expand the program and utilize the combined capabilities of their organizations to help make charging stations widely available.

“Murphy Oil USA is committed to being a pioneer and early adopter of alternative fuels and Green Energy. Through our collaboration with Eaton, we are paving the way for development of the infrastructure leading to adoption and expanded of use of Electric Vehicles,” said Hank Heithaus, president, Retail Marketing, Murphy Oil USA.

The collaboration will attempt to address the “range anxiety” electric vehicle drivers currently face due to the limited availability and visibility of installed and operating charging stations. The demonstration project will ultimately include Murphy Oil USA’s installation and use of Eaton’s DC Quick Chargers, based upon the company’s well recognized quality and safety records as well as the reach of its service organization.

“Eaton is focused on creating innovative and affordable technologies that help customers reduce their impact on the environment,” said Richard Stinson, president, Power Distribution Operations – Americas, Eaton’s Electrical Sector. “Eaton offers a complete line of electric vehicle chargers for residential and industrial application and has a presence in communities across North America. We are excited about collaborating with Murphy Oil USA to deliver this clean technology within an environment that the consumers are very comfortable with.”

Eaton has developed electrical and hybrid power systems for trucks and buses for more than 20 years. Eaton is the only company to offer hybrid-electric, as well as two hybrid hydraulic system technologies, and the charging and networked charging infrastructure for commercial and residential applications. For more information, visit

Murphy Oil USA, Inc. is a leading provider of quality fuels and convenience store services in the United States, operating more than 1000 retail gasoline stations across 22 states under the Murphy USA® and Murphy Express brands. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. also owns and operates a network of 12 terminals that provide, along with third-party terminals, fuel supply to retail and branded wholesale stations throughout 24 states.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak®, and MGE Office Protection Systems™ provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.