Charge Enterprises and Eaton announced Friday a strategic collaboration to fast-track electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure deployment for fleets and car dealers.
With the U.S. aiming for EVs to make up 50% of all vehicle sales by 2030 and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) providing tax credits up to $40,000 for commercial vehicles, access to convenient, reliable and affordable EV fleet charging is essential. Eaton and Charge are providing complete EV charging infrastructure for fleet electrification, including projects incorporating renewables and enabling net zero models, the company says.
“Working closely with Eaton, we’re offering a premier solution for fleets. Eaton is delivering intelligent and innovative electrical solutions for affordable and sustainable EV charging, while Charge integrates years of vehicle expertise and premium services to develop, plan and create fleet models that support Total Cost of Ownership TCO and maximize EV uptime as well as provide remote maintenance and monitoring,” says Mark LaNeve, president of Charge. “Furthermore, our collective focus on safety, reliability and scalability only strengthens the solution delivered to the client.”
“At Eaton, we’re all in on electrification, and we’re proud to work with Charge to expedite and simplify EV charging projects and enable fleets across the U.S. to rapidly achieve new levels of sustainability and cost savings,” adds Paul Ryan, director of connected solutions and EV Charging at Eaton.
Together, Charge and Eaton says they will supply integrated charging infrastructure including the hardware, software, services, training, maintenance, as well as support for onsite renewables and energy storage systems. Charge says it will offer client-centric, bespoke, infrastructure services, automotive expertise, and custom ancillary software solutions. Eaton will provide EV charging solutions, power distribution equipment and energy storage systems, including its EV chargers and Charging Network Management software. Additionally, Eaton will supply the expert services and innovative products needed to integrate renewables and energy storage into EV charging applications, the company adds.