Eaton releases electric vehicle 'hypercharger'

Power management company Eaton said its new HyperCharger is capable of fast-charging electric vehicles up to 1 MW.

Power management company Eaton said its new HyperCharger is capable of fast-charging electric vehicles (EVs) up to 1 MW.

Designed to charge large fleets of electric buses, the on-route charger was recently installed in several cities, including Tallahassee, Florida, Worchester, Massachusetts and Stockton, California.

The HyperCharger is scalable from 200 KW to one MW. On a recent demonstration route, the HyperCharger recorded an average of eight charges and 240 miles per day utilizing 100 percent on–route charging.

The charger is designed to provide fleets of all sizes, including mass transit vehicles, with efficient off-board charging.

Eaton has about 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

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