Eaton modifies Twin Vortices Series for fuel cell module applications

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Power management company Eaton announced that its Twin Vortices Series (TVS) technology has proven to be an integral component in hydrogen fuel cell modules, which benefit from the precise air flow control offered by the TVS unit to operate at peak efficiency.

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Eaton introduces InfiniTrac electronic limited slip differential

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Power management company Eaton has introduced InfiniTrac , an electronically controlled, hydraulically actuated, variable-bias limited-slip differential that delivers optimized vehicle performance at any speed and traction condition. InfiniTrac provides a wide range of functionality for passenger vehicles. It operates as an open differential until needed, and then applies the necessary torque to respond to varying speeds and changing road conditions.

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Eaton contributing to ZET Coalition clean air initiative with lineup of emission-reducing and electric vehicle technologies

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Power management company Eaton said it is a key contributor and supporter of the National Zero-Emission Truck ( ZET ) Coalition’s newly issued priority federal recommendations. Eaton’s new 4-speed transmission for heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles is the latest addition to its growing eMobility portfolio of electrified vehicle (EV) transmissions. The coalition is organized by the clean transportation industry group CALSTART, of which Eaton has been a member since 2005.

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Eaton expands valvetrain portfolio for off-highway vehicles to help reduce CO2 and NOx

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Power management company Eaton has expanded its portfolio of valvetrain solutions for diesel off-highway vehicles to help OEMs reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. Eaton’s new technology allows for cost-effective, variable valve actuation with hydraulic lash adjustment (HLA) function. Eaton’s cylinder-deactivation (CDA) technology increases the exhaust temperature at low load to allow NO x aftertreatment systems to quickly reach peak efficiency range of 250 °C – 400 °C.

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Eaton contributing several components to DOE SuperTruck II program

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Eaton announced it is contributing several components to truck manufacturers participating in the U.S. Eaton is supplying a number of leading-edge technologies that improve fuel economy and reduce emissions to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) teams. The Eaton 48-volt mild hybrid accessory drive captures energy while driving and is used to keep the sleeper cab comfortable overnight without idling the engine.

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Eaton to supply high-performance inverters for battery-electric passenger vehicle for PSA JV

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Power management company Eaton’s eMobility business was chosen by Nidec-PSA Emotors (Emotors), a joint venture between Nidec Leroy-Somer and Groupe PSA, to supply high-performance traction inverters for a battery-electric vehicle platform. Eaton will provide its power-dense inverters to Emotors, which will integrate it with the motor and ship the finished system to its customers for assembly into the battery electric vehicle.

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Eaton forms strategic alliance with KPIT to develop next-generation e-mobility technologies

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Power management company Eaton is partnering with global technology company KPIT to support the development of next-generation electrified mobility technologies for Eaton’s eMobility business unit ( earlier post ). Eaton’s collaboration with KPIT initially will focus on developing and deploying technologies, software solutions and platforms for several components, including inverters, on-board chargers, DC-DC converters and power distribution modules.

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Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies introduces all-new Endurant XD heavy-duty transmission

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Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is expanding its Endurant automated transmission lineup with the introduction of the all-new Endurant XD series. The Eaton Cummins Endurant XD series are purpose-built, high-performance automated transmissions designed for on-highway applications with high gross combined weight ratings, such as double and triple trailer trucks, and severe-duty on/off-highway applications like dump and logging trucks.

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Eaton Cummins JV unveils 12-speed automated transmission

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Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has introduced the new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission—the lightest, most efficient 1,850 lb-ft (2,508 N·m) capable heavy-duty transmission. Endurant is the first automated heavy-duty transmission to be introduced as part of the newly formed joint venture between Eaton and Cummins. —Gerard DeVito, vice president, Technology, Eaton Vehicle Group.

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Eaton introduces new high-voltage protection device for electrified vehicles: Breaktor

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Eaton’s eMobility business is expanding high-voltage circuit protection solutions for electrified vehicles (EVs) with the introduction of Breaktor , a new advanced circuit protection solution for EVs that combines the function of fuses, pyro switches and contactors into a single coordinated device. Breaktor is a new solution which leverages Eaton industrial technology and Eaton automotive expertise to improve performance and reliability while providing architecture simplification.

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Eaton introducing new power-dense inverter technology to help reduce weight, extend range of EVs

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Eaton’s eMobility business has developed compact power-dense automotive inverters capable of increasing the range of electric vehicles. Leveraging Eaton’s expertise managing high-voltage power, eMobility developed the vehicle inverters with a power density of 35 kw/L and 98% operating efficiency. Eaton projects xEVs will increase to 38% of the global passenger car market by 2030, with share dispersed among battery electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid electric and mild hybrid electric.

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Eaton says testing and use show its cylinder-deactivation technology can help commercial vehicle OEMs meet coming emissions regulations

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Eaton says it has shown in regulatory test cycles and real-world use that its cylinder-deactivation (CDA) technology can play a key role in helping commercial vehicle manufacturers meet or exceed 2024 and 2027 US emissions regulations. The company will make the announcement at the North American Commercial Vehicle show (NACV) in Atlanta, Georgia, at which Eaton will display a suite of technologies. —Karl Sievertsen, chief technology officer, Eaton’s Vehicle Group.

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Eaton introduces new Flex Power Distribution Unit for commercial electric vehicles

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Eaton’s eMobility business has introduced a new Flex Power Distribution Unit (PDU) for high-voltage electrified commercial vehicles; the new unit is uniquely designed to handle multiple load requirements. Eaton has reached an agreement with Cummins Inc. —Scott Adams, SVP, eMobility, Eaton. Eaton’s Flex PDU is scheduled to go into production by 2021.

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Eaton launches eMobility business; to invest $500M in new technologies

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Power management company Eaton is addressing increasing demand for high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies with the creation of its new eMobility business. eMobility was formed by combining products, expertise and global manufacturing capabilities from Eaton’s Electrical and Vehicle businesses. Eaton also has high-voltage, fast-acting fuses in nearly 50% of global electrified cars, and power electronics on a leading European battery-electric vehicle platform.

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Eaton to launch a purpose-built, heavy-duty transmission for Class 7, 8 electric commercial vehicles

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Eaton’s eMobility business is launching an all-new 4-speed transmission for heavy-duty electrified commercial vehicles to meet growing global demand in a number of segments, including pickup and delivery and port drayage in North America, China and Europe. Scott Adams, senior vice president, eMobility, Eaton. Unlike traditional commercial vehicle transmissions, Eaton’s 4-speed EV gearbox does not have a clutch, and shifts are synchronized using the traction motor.

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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.

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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.

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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 has announced its newest supercharger—TVS2—which improves vehicle manufacturers’ ability to deliver an optimal single boosted application, or to pair this device with other boosting technologies in order to deliver compound boosting solutions for improved engine performance—a combined supercharger-turbocharger system. Eaton’s Twin Vortices Series (TVS) is a Roots-type supercharger with four- lobe rotors and high-flow inlet and outlet ports.

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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 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.

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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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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. Eaton and Cummins also announced that their popular SmartAdvantage Powertrain package is being expanded to include applications for the ISX12 diesel engine and ISX15 SmartAdvantage applications up to 110,000 lb gross vehicle weight (GVW). ISXG12 G paired with UltraShift PLUS. Click to enlarge.

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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.

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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. Eaton eVaptive electronic fuel tank venting system is a “one-size-fits-all” unit that can be programmed to fit any vehicle platform. Eaton’s eVaptive system is currently undergoing testing with a global automaker.

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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Eaton launches new line of medium-duty 7-speed dual-clutch transmissions; up to 8-10% better fuel economy

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Eaton has introduced Procision, a new line of medium-duty dual-clutch transmissions, that delivers 8 to 10 percent better fuel economy than a similarly equipped vehicle with a torque converter automatic. The Procision is fully integrated with Cummins Vehicle Acceleration Management, which can be used in conjunction with Eaton Dynamic Shifting to reduce the impact of an aggressive driver on fuel economy. The calibration flexibility is the most ever offered on an Eaton transmission.

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Eaton Working On Smaller, Long-Lasting Hybrid Battery

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Eaton Corporation has announced it is currently working on a cost-effective power control system for hybrid vehicle batteries, designed to reduce the size of the battery, without losing battery Hybrid and electric cars live and die by the performance of their battery packs, so battery development is an ongoing process to improve these vehicles.

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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. Mack Trucks now offers its Mack Pinnacle with the Eaton UltraShift PLUS transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Eaton’s new Bussmann series EV fuses allow drivers to go further, faster

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Power management company Eaton has introduced its new Bussmann series electric vehicle (EV) fuses designed to provide superior circuit protection while incorporating innovative technologies that promote a vehicle with higher performance and longer range. For EV circuit protection requirements above 500 volts, Eaton has the expertise to design and tailor specific solutions to meet application needs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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%.

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