KALAMAZOO, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today that William Batten, director of government accounts for the company’s Hybrid Power Systems Division will be participating in the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) Conference and Annual Meeting at the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C. January 26-28, 2010. Batten will participate in a panel discussion on Electric Drive Technologies in Medium and Heavy Duty Applications.
“Business leaders attend the annual EDTA conference because they are interested in sustainable mobility, and it’s a privilege to be able to provide insight on how hybrid technology for medium and heavy duty trucks can help companies and the federal government to reduce fuel consumption and emission levels,” Batten said.
Eaton offers the world’s most complete line-up of hybrid systems for commercial vehicle applications. Eaton hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and two hybrid hydraulic power systems are available on truck models from International, Peterbilt, Kenworth and Freightliner and have accumulated more than 30 million miles of road-tested service around the world.
Companies such as FedEx, UPS, Coca-Cola Enterprises, PepsiCo and Wal-Mart are using delivery vehicles with the Eaton system. Work trucks with Eaton hybrid power are also in service at Florida Power and Light and many utility and telecom companies across North America. Benefits of the existing Eaton hybrid systems include fuel savings up to 35 percent, with similar percentages in emission reductions, extended brake life and idle time reductions of up to 87 percent during work site operations.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 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 savings and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com .