Eaton?s Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Help Power City of Raleigh Leadership in Clean Transportation

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that it has donated to the City of Raleigh, N.C., three high-speed electric vehicle charging stations that can recharge a vehicle in just four to six hours. A public ceremony last week celebrated Raleigh’s sustainability initiatives, its emergence as a leader in clean transportation and Eaton’s commitment to developing the region’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The chargers are the first of 30 public electric vehicles (EV) charging stations the City of Raleigh plans to install by September 2011 as part of its rollout of plug-in electric vehicles.

“This important collaboration with the City of Raleigh will promote sustainability by creating the infrastructure that will help drivers become more confident that they can easily charge their electric vehicles,” said Eaton’s Tim Old. “Eaton’s proven technology is helping to advance the aggressive early adoption of clean transportation in Raleigh and throughout the Carolinas. The region is helping to pave the way for broader adoption of electric vehicles throughout North America.”

The charging stations, which are located in downtown Raleigh, are part of Eaton’s range of products and services that will provide critical infrastructure for the EV corridors and across North America. The donated units are Eaton’s Pow-R-Station™ Level 2 charging stations and have a 220-volt plug that allows a fast charge. It only takes four to six hours to fully recharge an extremely low battery using these charging stations.

Eaton is focused on creating innovative and affordable technologies that help customers reduce their impact on the environment. For more than 20 years, Eaton has developed electrical and hybrid power systems for trucks and buses and is now developing innovative solutions for hybrid power systems in commercial vehicles. Eaton is the only company to offer hybrid-electric and two hybrid-hydraulic system technologies, as well as the charging and networked charging management infrastructure for commercial and residential applications. Eaton offers a complete line of electric vehicle charging stations for residential and industrial application and has a presence in communities across North America. For more information, visit

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. For more information, visit

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.