Eaton expands industry education to accelerate fleet electrification with hands-on training centers in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas

Eaton expands U.S. industry education to accelerate fleet electrification

June 10, 2024
Hands-on programs at Eaton training centers in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas demonstrate novel approaches to accelerate fleet electrification.

Eaton expanded its education and testing centers to demonstrate solutions accelerating sustainable fleets in Pittsburgh, Houston, and Marshall, Michigan. The company provides real-world application environments to help fleet owners and vehicle OEMs understand the latest innovations and best practices, making fleet electrification reliable and affordable, as electrification and the energy transition have an impact on infrastructure.  

With more than half of fleets planning to decarbonize by 2027, industry education plays an important role in helping avoid the hidden costs of fleet electrification. Recently, Eaton showcased how it’s accelerating vehicle electrification from the vehicle to infrastructure at ACT Expo 2024.

“To successfully electrify fleets, it’s critical to implement flexible charging infrastructure that addresses future needs, and industry education is vital to make that happen,” said Paul Ryan, general manager of connected solutions and EV charging at Eaton. “We’re simplifying fleet electrification by providing the entire infrastructure solution and hands-on training our customers need to implement safe, reliable, and sustainable charging.”

Eaton Experience Centers in Pittsburgh and Houston provide a controlled environment for visitors to engage with real-world fleet charging applications to understand and enable the application of smart, scalable infrastructure. At the Experience Centers, visitors can interact with Eaton’s end-to-end electrical distribution solutions for fleet charging applications, including safety switches, transformers, and panelboards that establish a reliable electrical backbone for fleet charging. In addition, the Eaton Proving Grounds campus in Marshall, Michigan, is undergoing vehicle electrification expansions, allowing customers to test and train on critical EV and charging infrastructure systems and components in a lab-validated environment.  

See also: Eaton collaborates with Chargelab to advance dynamic EV load management

Each year, approximately 15,000 customers, industry partners, students, and media visit Eaton campuses to experience the company’s innovative and end-to-end solutions for fleet electrification, including:

  • Industry-first EV Charging Busway that enables fleets to expand and reconfigure infrastructure with no concrete work required, which is often the biggest cost when deploying EV charging for fleets
  • Panelboards and switchboards that integrate EV charging into electrical system equipment, saving installation time and material
  • Eaton Green Motion Fleet chargers that support real-time insights and remote management to control energy consumption and impact on local grid infrastructure
  • Charging Network Manager software helps streamline installation and enables fleets to remotely oversee charging, manage access control, and support EV load management
  • Engineering services and ongoing EV charging consultation to help energize and accelerate the expansion of growing zero-emission vehicle fleets
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