Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporationannounced that it will support Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada’s Clean Across Canada tour with a quick charging station and other critical Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) product support. The clean energy initiative starts Aug. 17 at Signal Hill in St. Johns and ends on Sept. 13 in Vancouver.
“Eaton is pleased to utilize its leadership in sustainability, energy efficiency and power distribution during Mitsubishi’s clean energy tour,” said Tim Old, business unit manager, Electric Transportation Infrastructure, Eaton Corporation. “This tour displays the efficiency and capability of plug-in vehicles and how quick charging stations like Eaton’s can be used to extend the range of electric vehicles and reduce driver’s range anxiety.”
Based on the Japanese i-Car platform, Mitsubishi’s innovative four-passenger electric car with zero tailpipe emissions, the i-MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle), will leave on a 28 day coast-to-coast tour, Clean Across Canada. The tour will begin at Signal Hill, in St John’s Newfoundland, and cover approximately 7,500 kilometres. The Clean Across Canada tour will arrive in Vancouver, British Columbia at the annual Electric Vehicle 2010 Conference and Trade Show on September 13.
Eaton’s quick charging system enables the i-Miev vehicle to quickly recharge during one of the many daily events before continuing on to the next activity. Stops during the Clean Across Canada Tour include visits to Mitsubishi dealerships, electrical utilities and select Eaton locations across Canada.
The tour will visit towns and major cities across Canada offering consumers the opportunity to experience the i-MiEV first hand. It is supported by a team of dedicated corporate sponsors and partners assisting Mitsubishi and showcasing their commitments.
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 infrastructure for commercial and residential applications. Eaton offers a complete line of electric vehicle chargers for residential and industrial application and has a presence in communities across North America. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/plugin.