Eaton Corp. is focusing its EV infrastructure supply efforts on major campuses such as hospitals, universities and data centers.
The company also supplies commercial and residential buildings, all while working with electric utilities, said John Vernacchia, energy transition segment director at Eaton.
"As we look at the electrification of transportation, we see that as a huge opportunity for Eaton in total, both on solutions that go on the vehicles themselves, but also as an opportunity for how do you charge all of those vehicles now?" he said. "Obviously, the power requirements are different."
Eaton plans to deploy Level 2 AC chargers targeted for residential and commercial applications, and Level 3 DC chargers for fast charging, in Europe in the second half of this year. These will make their way to North America in 2022 and 2023.
The company also will launch residential and light commercial-market products in North America starting at the end of this year.
Eaton acquired Green Motion, based in Switzerland, in March. Green Motion specializes in charging hardware and software. With the added expertise, Eaton also is developing battery energy storage technology.
"That expertise lends itself well to electric vehicle charging," Vernacchia said. "It's not just the charger, it's the whole infrastructure behind it."