Cross-country EV car tour gets a boost

Eaton Electric Vehicle charging station to support Mitsubishi Clean Across Canada Tour

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by DE staff

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that it will support Mitsubishi Motor of Canada’s Clean Across Canada tour with a quick charging station and other Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) product support. The clean energy initiative starts Aug. 17 at Signal Hill in St. Johns and ends on Sept. 13 in Vancouver. The tour will visit towns and major cities across Canada offering consumers the opportunity to experience the i-MiEV first hand.

Based on the Japanese i-Car platform, Mitsubishi’s  four-passenger electric car with zero tailpipe emissions, the i-MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle), will leave on a 28 day coast-to-coast tour, Clean Across Canada. The tour will begin at Signal Hill, in St John’s Newfoundland, and cover approximately 7,500 kilometres. The Clean Across Canada tour will arrive in Vancouver, British Columbia at the annual Electric Vehicle 2010 Conference and Trade Show on September 13.

Eaton’s quick charging system enables the i-Miev vehicle to quickly recharge during one of the many daily events before continuing on to the next activity. Stops during the Clean Across Canada Tour include visits to Mitsubishi dealerships, electrical utilities and select Eaton locations across Canada.