Eaton, Takaoka Electric Announce Collaboration on Electric Vehicle Charging

May 02, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

Eaton Corp. announced that it will collaborate with Takaoka Electric Manufacturing Company, Ltd. to develop and launch DC Quick Chargers, a key component in the charging of electric vehicle (EV) battery packs. The collaboration will enable Eaton to provide a complete line of charging stations across residential, commercial and industrial applications in North America.

"Through this collaboration, Eaton will bring its leadership in sustainability, energy efficiency and power distribution to the electric vehicle supply equipment market in North America," said Richard Stinson, President, Power Distribution Operations – Americas, Eaton’s Electrical Sector. "We offer integrated hardware and a superior ability to design, build and support the infrastructure necessary to deliver this new technology to industry and consumers."

Tokyo-based Takaoka Electric is described as a leader in the installation and operation of EV chargers and brings to the market extensive technical knowledge of all aspects of electric vehicle charging.

Takaoka Electric manufactures and sells electrical equipment primarily to the Japanese market. The company offers power transformers (gas-insulated and oil-immersed), on-load tap changing transformers (gas-insulated and oil-immersed), distribution transformers, mobile transformers, and mold-type transformers; horizontal break, vertical break, and pantograph disconnectors, as well as on-load switches; and gas-insulated switchgear, cubicle-type gas-insulated switchgear, and gas circuit breakers.