Eaton and Charge Enterprises (“Charge”), through its portfolio company, Charge Infrastructure, have begun 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, the companies say. Eaton and Charge say they are providing complete EV charging infrastructure for fleet electrification, including projects incorporating renewables and enabling net-zero models.
Together, Charge and Eaton 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 says it will provide EV charging solutions, power distribution equipment and energy storage systems, including its EV chargers and charging network management software. Additionally, Eaton says it will supply the services and products needed to integrate renewables and energy storage into EV charging applications.