Eaton, a diversified industrial manufacturer, has selected its Wilsonville, Oregon, satellite power center as a lead facility to modify and integrate its Electric Vehicle (EV) DC quick charger for the North American market.

Eaton’s initiative to utilize the 80,000sqft Wilsonville facility for EV DC quick charger development is supported by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the City of Wilsonville, Portland General Electric and Business Oregon, the state’s business development agency.

The charging stations, which form part of Eaton’s range of products and services that will provide infrastructure for the EV corridors and across North America, will be launched later this year, creating ‘green economy’ and helping customers reduce their impact on the environment.

Eaton’s quick charger has the capacity to recharge an EV to 80% of battery capacity in 15 – 30 minutes, thereby addressing the range anxiety anticipated by EV drivers and subsequently aid EV adoption, utility and utilization.

Eaton president of power distribution operations at electrical sector Rich Stinson said that DC quick charging will be a critical part of the public infrastructure Eaton needs to create a cleaner transportation future with plug-in vehicles.

“Eaton is excited to help advance the aggressive early adoption of this clean transportation technology in I-5 Corridor and the Pacific Northwest. The region is helping to pave the way for broader adoption of electric vehicles throughout North America,” Stinson said.