Eaton Electric Vehicle Charging Station to Support Mitsubishi Clean Across Canada Tour

Date: August 11, 2010

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO – Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton today announced 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. "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

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 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. For more information, visit