Eaton has announced a game-changing new approach simplifying electric vehicle (EV) fleet charging by eliminating costly cable runs and major modifications to existing parking and conveyor structures. The overhead EV Charging Busway enables fleets to expand and reconfigure infrastructure with no concrete work required – which is often the biggest cost when deploying EV charging for fleets.
More than 50% of companies plan to decarbonize their fleets by 2027. Access to convenient, reliable and affordable EV charging infrastructure is essential. Eaton is using common electrical distribution technology deployed in fleet depots, buildings and industrial settings to simplify fleet charging for zero-emission pickup and delivery vehicles without traditional charging pedestals. Over the last 60 years, Eaton manufactured hundreds of thousands of miles of Busway for commercial and industrial applications. Now, fleets can integrate this overhead power distribution solution to quickly meet dynamic AC Level 2 and DC fast charging needs.
“We’re helping fleet managers accelerate the energy transition with innovative hardware and software that rapidly achieve new levels of sustainability, cost savings and flexibility,” said Paul Ryan, director of Connected Solutions and EV charging at Eaton. “Our latest innovation, EV Charging Busway, integrates seamlessly into existing electrical systems to make it easier than ever to deploy, scale and manage EV charging infrastructure.”
Eaton’s Green Motion EV charging hardware enables intelligent load management, throttling the rate of charge to maximize available electrical capacity onsite. The Eaton chargers can also be integrated with the company’s Charging Network Manager software out of the box to further simplify the deployment and management of networked charging stations. Eaton’s EV charging hardware and software, including its EV Charging Busway, are designed for interoperability and support the North American Charging Standard (NACS) and Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) 1.6J.
Eaton’s EV Charging Busway provides a plug-and-play solution to add, move and expand charging infrastructure without rewiring. The solution incorporates a retractable cable management system for AC Level 2 chargers that keeps cords and electrical equipment off the ground and out of the way. EV charging busway can also support ground mounted DC fast charging pedestals.
Learn more about Eaton’s EV charging infrastructure for fleets.