AUBURN, Wash. – Officials from the City of Auburn gathered on Friday, Feb. 25, with representatives from Eaton Corporation's Auburn (Wash.) facility, Scarff Ford, Azure Dynamics, Plug in America and the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association to mark the installation of Auburn's second commercial level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. The event was held at Eaton's Auburn facility located at 1604 15th Street SW and also featured the opportunity to test actual electric vehicles charged by Eaton equipment.
During the event, Wes Wuerch, area sales manager, Eaton Corporation; read a letter from Governor Chris Gregoire congratulating Eaton on the installation of the electric vehicle charging stations. Mayor Pete Lewis and Councilmember Bill Peloza also spoke to the event attendees along with Chris Abarca, Azure Dynamics; and Chad Schwitters, Plug In America and Seattle Electric Vehicle Association.
"I am pleased to welcome and congratulate Eaton on the installation of their electric vehicle charging stations," said Mayor Lewis. "It is the start of new technology. What better place to usher in the new technology than Auburn?"
"This important collaboration with the City of Auburn will promote sustainability by creating the infrastructure that will help drivers become more confident that they can easily charge their electric vehicles," said Wuerch. "Eaton's proven technology is helping to advance the aggressive early adoption of clean transportation in the Puget Sound region."
The charging stations are part of Eaton's range of products and services that will provide critical infrastructure for EV corridors in the Northwest and across North America. Eaton is focused on creating innovative and affordable technologies that help customers reduce their impact on the environment.
The city's first EV chargers were installed at Torr Technologies located at 1435 22nd St NW last month. Torr Technologies also made news recently by installing the area's largest solar system in Puget Sound Energy's service area.
For more information about Torr Technologies visit www.torrtech.com.
About Eaton Corp.
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 and networked charging management infrastructure for commercial and residential applications. Eaton offers a complete line of electric vehicle chargers for residential and industrial application.
Eaton's Auburn facility has been in operation since 2005 and is part of Eaton's Commercial Distribution and Control Assemblies (CDCA) Division. The facility specializes in emergency quick ship solutions as well as custom, design-build, and retrofit applications and manufactures low voltage (less than 600V) panel boards and switchboards for commercial and light industrial applications.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, 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 drive train and power train 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 www.eaton.com.