Eaton Leaves The Commercial EV Charging Station Game
Eaton send out a note to its sales operation team that it would be getting out of the commercial electric vehicle charging station manufacturing business, citing a “strategic business decision”.
The company bills its EVSEs as providing “… the most robust, flexible offering of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) on the market. Eaton’s Pow-R-Station family of solutions is the electric transportation industry’s premier EVSE.”
Looking at the secondary EVSE manufacturing landscape overall in the United States, we count approximately 20 players in the market; of which, we tally that 4 of those companies own about 50% of the pie – ClipperCreek, Bosch, Aerovironment and Leviton.
Effective September 1st, Eaton is discontinuing “manufacturing and bidding future opportunities” on the following EVSE lines:
Direct Current hyper charger for electric buses
- 250 kilowatts (kW) to 1 megawatt (MW)
Level 2 Commercial Electric Car Chargers
- Single & Dual chargers including Credit Card & RFID versions
- All OCPP Gateway options including Cell & Ethernet
- All OCPP End Device options including RFID
Eaton says they will continue to provide technical support through their resource center, and will continue to honor warranty claims 18 months from shipment or 12 post-installation – whichever comes first.