Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage Home energy storage portfolio; 10-year xStorage Buildings deal with Amsterdam ArenA

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Nissan and power management leader Eaton are broadening their portfolio of xStorage Home residential energy storage solutions—which can use second-life EV batteries—by introducing a range of six product configurations, giving consumers greater choice to meet their energy needs. The Nissan/Eaton partnership offers xStorage Home, xStorage Buildings and xStorage Grid-scale products.

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Eaton launches new, more efficient TVS2 supercharger; targeting super-turbo systems

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Eaton’s Twin Vortices Series (TVS) is a Roots-type supercharger with four- lobe rotors and high-flow inlet and outlet ports. Such an engine could be utilized in larger vehicles because of the excellent transient response and airflow capability of TVS2, Eaton said.

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Eaton enhances commercial vehicle hybrid electric system to improve fuel efficiency, performance and system payback

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Eaton Corporation has introduced a number of enhancements to increase the fuel economy, performance and payback of its hybrid electric power system for commercial vehicles ( earlier post ) including a new high-capacity battery; a new single-phase 115-volt AC Auxiliary Power Generator (APG); a higher capacity clutch to expand applications up to 860 lb-ft (1,093 N·m) of torque; and a new remanufactured battery for aftermarket purchase. In 2010, Eaton selected Compact Power Inc.

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VW, Eaton Show New CCS Electric-Car Charging Station

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Volkswagen Group of America and Eaton have together unveiled a new single-port Combined Charging System (CCS). The CCS meets the approved standard for charging from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and combines one-phase AC charging, three-phase AC charging, DC home charging and DC fast charging at public stations. According to Yahoo

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Nissan awards Eaton “Global Innovation Award” for TVS supercharger in 1.2L DIG-S engine

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Eaton Corporation has received one of Nissan Motor Co.’s s “Global Innovation Award” for the Eaton TVS (Twin Vortices Series) supercharger used in the downsized DIG-S engine in the Micra. Eaton’s TVS superchargers feature patented high-speed rotors driven directly from the engine’s crankshaft. Eaton’s TVS supercharger is an advanced Roots-type positive displacement supercharger with twin four-lobe rotors that are twisted 160-degrees.

Eaton launches new family of 16-speed UltraShift PLUS transmissions for Navistar linehaul applications; 2-4% improvement in fuel economy

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Eaton has launched a new family of UltraShift PLUS transmissions designed exclusively for Navistar to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications. —Shane Groner, North America product planning manager for Eaton’s Commercial Vehicle Transmission Division.

Eaton and Cummins Westport launch first automated transmission/natural gas engine package for N.A. Market; expanding SmartAdvantage diesel packages

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Eaton and Cummins Westport, a joint-venture company of Cummins Inc. The powertrain will combine an Eaton UltraShift PLUS automated transmission with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine. ISXG12 G paired with UltraShift PLUS. Click to enlarge.

Eaton to introduce at-home natural gas refuelling

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It was just last week that we told you how GE had received funding from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) MOVE project to work on an at-home natural gas refuelling station (see article): and now the Eaton Corporation is set to follow suit. Eaton’s efforts have been part funded [.]. Green cars Latest news Eaton Corporation green cars natural gas natural gas refuelling natural gas vehicles

Refuse trucks to get green makeover

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However, now the vehicles that take away our trash may be about to undergo a green makeover with diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation [.]. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Eaton Corporation green garbage trucks green refuse trucks green rubbish trucks hybrid refuse trucks hybrid trucks Think green and the last vehicle you’re likely to picture is a refuse truck – not only do they tend to be big, ugly and smelly, but they are renowned gas guzzlers too.

Eaton to work with Greater Washington Regional Clean Cities Coalition on EV charging network project

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Eaton Corporation will collaborate with the Greater Washington Regional Clean Cities Coalition ( GWRCCC ) on a one-year project funded by a US Department of Energy (DOE) grant to create an EV charging network for the Washington, D.C. Eaton will work with GWRCCC on project planning and will provide EV charging equipment and engineering services.

UPS expands hybrid delivery fleet

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Eaton launches the Fuller Advantage Series of 10-speed heavy-duty transmissions for fuel economy improvements, cost savings

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Eaton has launched the Fuller Advantage Series of heavy-duty transmissions that feature reduced weight and increased efficiency resulting in fuel economy improvements, an improved shift feel, as well as features contributing to lower preventative maintenance costs.

Eaton and Cummins to form JV for automated transmissions for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles

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Eaton and Cummins announced an agreement to form a joint venture for automated transmissions for heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial vehicles. The joint venture will be named Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies. Cummins and Eaton will each own 50% of the new joint venture. Eaton’s current medium-duty automated transmission, Procision, and next generation heavy-duty automated transmissions, will be part of the joint venture.

Eaton introduces eVaptive electronic fuel tank venting system; reduced cost, complexity

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Power management company Eaton introduced its new eVaptive electronically controlled fuel tank vapor venting system that can be optimized for any vehicle platform, eliminating the need for automakers to design unique venting systems for different vehicles.

Nissan and Eaton partner on second-life EV battery applications

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Nissan and Eaton will partner to combine their respective expertise in lithium-ion batteries and power electronics respectively, to bring reliable and cost-competitive second-life energy storage and control technologies to the market. —Cyrille Brisson, Vice President Marketing, Eaton Electrical EMEA.

UQM partners with Eaton, Pi Innovo on full MD, HD electric drivetrain system; 2-speed transmission

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UQM Technologies has begun a development and production program with Eaton’s Vehicle Group and Pi Innovo. The alliance calls for Eaton to develop and supply to UQM a 2-speed transmission for an EV application; Pi Innovo will develop and supply to UQM the transmission control unit. The Eaton 2-speed transmission provides a greater speed and torque range from what would normally be possible in a direct drive system, allowing a smaller electric motor to drive large vehicles.

Mack Pinnacle natural gas trucks now offered with Eaton UltraShift Plus and Wingman collision mitigation

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Mack Trucks now offers natural gas-powered versions of its Mack Pinnacle models with the Eaton UltraShift PLUS transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.

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Nissan and Eaton introduce home energy storage systems with second-life EV batteries; targeting 100K units in 5 years

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Nissan and Eaton, have partnered to introduce a new residential energy storage unit: the xStorage solution. The new xStorage system marks the start of a longer-term commitment by Nissan and Eaton to widen the portfolio of energy storage solutions available to both private and commercial customers. Nissan and Eaton expect to sell more than 100,000 xStorage units within the next five years as the consumer appetite for this type of technology continues to grow.

Eaton to double the size of its Jining, China facility for valve and valvetrain products

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Eaton will double the manufacturing capacity at its Jining, China facility to meet growing customer demand in the region for its valve and valvetrain products and technologies. Located within the Eaton Campus in the Jining Shandong Province, the expansion project began this year and be operational in March 2014. Eaton’s Vehicle Group has steadily expanded its footprint in China since 1998 when it opened its first manufacturing facility in Shanghai.

Eaton Launches Hydraulic Hybrid Retrofit Program for Refuse Trucks

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Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will begin offering retrofit versions of its Hydraulic Launch Assist (HLA) hybrid power system ( earlier post ) for refuse trucks later this year. Eaton is currently seeking partners for the program. The HLA system. Click to enlarge.

Eaton Hybrid Systems Achieve 30 Million Miles of Service Worldwide

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Eaton Corporation’s hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 30 million miles of service throughout the world. The more than 2,400 Eaton hybrid systems in use today are on delivery trucks, buses, refuse and utility vehicles and other commercial applications. Companies such as FedEx, UPS, Coca-Cola Enterprises, PepsiCo and Wal-Mart are using delivery vehicles with Eaton hybrid systems.

Eaton Supercharger Debuts in China on Three New Chery Engines

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Eaton Corporation’ superchargers will make their debut in China on selected new engines on three vehicle models from Chery Automobile Co., This latest Eaton supercharger application will be the first on a Chinese-produced vehicle. Eaton supercharger. Eaton designs and manufactures precision Roots-type positive displacement superchargers for highly specific automotive applications.

Volkswagen reveals electric car strategy

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DAF Putting LF Hybrid Truck Into Production; Eaton Hybrid System

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As part of PACCAR’s international hybrid program, the DAF LF Hybrid truck was developed in close collaboration with Eaton, Eindhoven University of Technology and Leyland Trucks Ltd, also a PACCAR company. The DAF LF hybrid. Click to enlarge.

Eaton supporting deep incentive program for medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles in California

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Eaton Corporation has aligned with the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to assist California-based fleets wanting to purchase low-emission, fuel efficient medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles. Some 87 bus and truck chassis configurations from a variety of vehicle manufacturers are equipped with Eaton hybrid systems and eligible for the incentives. —Gerard Devito, engineering director, Eaton hybrid power systems.

Eaton Supplying Hybrid System for Mercedes-Benz BlueTec Atego Hybrid

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Eaton Corporation has supplied key hybrid power technology and expertise to Daimler Trucks’ Mercedes Benz BlueTec Atego Hybrid ( earlier post ), part of the new Mercedes-Benz Atego range of trucks. Eaton supplied a hybrid system which included the lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor, and worked closely with Daimler to jointly develop the power management logic and controls.

Eaton, Takaoka Electric Manufacturing Company Collaborate on Electric Vehicle Charging

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Eaton Corporation will collaborate with Takaoka Electric Manufacturing Company, Ltd. The collaboration will enable Eaton to provide a complete line of charging stations across residential, commercial and industrial applications in North America. Eaton has a wide range of expertise in other markets that use free-standing electrical charging, including truck-stop electrification, ports, marinas, recreational vehicles, government, and major public-sector infrastructure.

Eaton to develop affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles; liquid piston technology

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Eaton Corporation will develop an affordable home refueling station for natural gas vehicles, utilizing existing natural gas sources in the home and innovative compressor technology. Eaton will collaborate with the University of Minnesota on thermodynamic analysis and modeling to enable the efficient transfer of heat in the compression process. The development project will be led by Eaton’s Innovation Center teams in Southfield, Mich.,

Eaton Introduces Electronic Fuel Vapor Management Valve for Hybrids

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Eaton Corporation has introduced an electronic fuel vapor management valve for hybrid-electric vehicles that manages fuel vapor pressure contained within the fuel tank, increasing safety and enabling automakers to meet strict emissions regulations. Eaton’s Hybrid Fuel Tank Isolation Valve enables fuel vapor containment within the tank until the engine is available and prevents canister saturation and hydrocarbon leakage.

Eaton launches SmartAdvantage Package with Volvo Trucks for VNL Series; 3-6% fuel economy improvement

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Eaton announced that Volvo Trucks will offer the Eaton SmartAdvantage Powertrain in all VNL Series models in order to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul and regional haul applications. The SmartAdvantage Powertrain for Volvo combines an Eaton Fuller Advantage Series Automated Transmission with the Cummins ISX15 engine with SmartTorque2; the package delivers fuel economy improvements between 3 and 6%.

LG Chem to Supply Batteries to Eaton for Commercial Vehicles

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LG Chem has entered a four-year supply deal to provide lithium ion batteries to Eaton Corp. its US unit based in Troy, Michigan, in anticipation of increasing batteries supply to Eaton, the company said in a statement. Korea Times. for use in hybrid commercial vehicles. LG Chem plans to expand the assembly line of Compact Power Inc.,

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Eaton hybrid systems log 100M miles in service, reduce fuel consumption by 4M gallons

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Eaton Corporation announced that customers of its hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 100 million miles of service, reducing fuel consumption by 4 million gallons of diesel fuel and harmful emissions by 40,000 metric tons. More than 4,500 of Eaton’s hybrid systems are in use today on city buses, school buses, package delivery trucks, beverage delivery trucks, refrigerated delivery trucks, refuse and recycling trucks, utility vehicles and other commercial applications.

Eaton to supply EV charging stations to federal EV Pilot Program

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Eaton Corporation announced a collaborative agreement to supply federal departments and agencies with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and related installation and services equipment, through a US General Services Administration (GSA) contract awarded to Autoflex, Inc. Eaton has more than 3,000 charging stations already shipped or installed in North America.

Eaton signs long-term agreement with Argentine bus manufacturer TATSA to design and supply hybrid systems

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Eaton Corporation has signed a long-term agreement to design and supply Argentine bus manufacturer Tecnología Avanzada en Transporte S. The companies will work closely to specially match Eaton’s hybrid system to TATSA’s popular 12-meter bus model. Eaton matches the system to an automated six-speed Eaton transmission and stores energy in a lithium-ion battery pack.

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

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Eaton Corporation and Murphy Oil USA, Inc., 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. The demonstration project will ultimately include Murphy Oil USA’s installation and use of Eaton’s DC Quick Chargers.

Eaton and Cummins introduce powertrain package for North American heavy-duty trucks offering 3-6% better fuel economy

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Eaton and Cummins Inc. The new product integrates an Eaton Fuller Advantage Series automated transmission ( earlier post ) with new Cummins ISX15 SmartTorque2 ratings. The Eaton Fuller Advantage Series automated transmission will be offered as a small ratio step Over-Drive model with new Cummins ISX15 SmartTorque2 ratings; the ISX15 415 ST2 with torque of 1,450/1,650 lb-ft (1,966/2,237 N·m), and the ISX15 450 ST2 with torque of 1,550/1,750 lb-ft (2,102/2,373 N·m).

Plug In Carolina selects Eaton to supply and support EV charging stations throughout South Carolina

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Plug In Carolina has selected Eaton Corporation to supply and support a network of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in eight South Carolina cities. The project was previously awarded to Aerovironment ( earlier post ) but was reassigned to Eaton as it has the ability to meet the immediate needs of the project, according the new partners.

New Alliance Including Eaton, IBM, AECOM, and Beiqi Foton to Advance EVs in China

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Eaton Corporation announced the formation of an alliance to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in cities across China. NESTIA, the New Energy Sustainable Transportation International Alliance, includes Eaton, AECOM, IBM, vehicle manufacturer Beiqi Foton Motor Co., The group’s first project is to design and deploy electric buses that will utilize advanced components from Eaton, Broad Ocean and MGL. —Joe-Tao Zhou, president of Eaton in China.

Eaton and Western Michigan University Partner on Commercial and Military Hybrid Vehicles Research

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Eaton Corp. A memorandum of understanding, finalized in late December, calls for Eaton to invest $350,000 for lab startup, and then about $300,000 annually to maintain the facility at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences on WMU’s Parkview Campus. Research at the lab will involve Eaton’s hybrid electric drive business group and WMU researchers in the University’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation— CAViDS.

Miller Industries Adds Eaton Hybrid-Powered Race Recovery Vehicle To Fleet; New Application for Hybrid Trucks

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used an Eaton hybrid system-equipped 2009 International DuraStar 4300 recovery vehicle during the recent Daytona 500 motorsports race. Towing and recovery vehicles of this type are well-suited for Eaton's hybrid electric system. Miller Industries, Inc.