When deploying EV charging for fleets, some of the biggest cost items often have to do with running cables and modifying existing parking and conveyor structures.
Intelligent power management company Eaton has introduced a new approach to powering fleet chargers that can eliminate costly cable runs—and it’s based on common electrical distribution technology that’s deployed in fleet depots, buildings and industrial settings around the world.
Eaton’s overhead EV Charging Busway enables fleets to expand and reconfigure infrastructure with no concrete work required. Over the last 60 years, Eaton has manufactured hundreds of thousands of miles of Busway for commercial and industrial applications. Now, fleets can integrate this overhead power distribution solution to quickly meet dynamic AC Level 2 and DC fast charging needs.
The EV Charging Busway provides a plug-and-play solution to add, move and expand charging infrastructure without rewiring. It incorporates a retractable cable management system for Level 2 chargers that keeps cords and electrical equipment off the ground and out of the way, and can also support ground-mounted DC fast charging pedestals.
Eaton’s Green Motion EV charging hardware enables intelligent load management, and the company’s Charging Network Manager software is designed to further simplify the deployment and management of networked charging stations. All of Eaton’s EV charging hardware and software products are designed for interoperability, and support the North American Charging Standard (NACS) and Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) 1.6J.
“We’re helping fleet managers accelerate the energy transition with innovative hardware and software that rapidly achieve new levels of sustainability, cost savings and flexibility,” said Paul Ryan, Director of Connected Solutions and EV Charging at Eaton. “Our latest innovation, EV Charging Busway, integrates seamlessly into existing electrical systems to make it easier than ever to deploy, scale and manage EV charging infrastructure.”