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Eaton EV charging station supporting Mitsubishi Clean Across Canada


August 19, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

Eaton Corp. is supporting 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 August 17 at Signal Hill in St. John’s, Nfld., and ends September 13 in Vancouver, B.C.

“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 Corp. “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.”

PHOTO: Getting set to mobilize the Mitsubishi i-MiEV all-electric vehicle on its journey across Canada in Cape Spear, Nfld., the easternmost point in North America. (Left to right) Koji Soga, president and CEO Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada; Jeff Krakowiak, VP and GM Canada for Electrical Sector Americas, Eaton Corp.; Tom Hann, City Councilor and chair of the St. John’s Transportation Commission; Shawn Skinner, minister of the Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador; and Brad Gushue, Olympic curling gold medalist.

Based on the Japanese i-Car platform (Mitsubishi’s 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 that covers about 7500 kilometres. The “Clean Across Canada” tour
will arrive in Vancouver for the Electric Vehicle 2010 Conference and
Trade Show (September 13).

Eaton says its quick-charging system enables the i-MiEV vehicle to
recharge swiftly before moving on to the next stop. Stops on the tour
include Mitsubishi dealerships, electrical utilities and select Eaton
locations across Canada.

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