Eaton Hosts EPA Officials, Shows Latest Emissions, eMobility Technologies

Power management company Eaton recently hosted a group of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials on its Southfield, Michigan, campus to meet with key Eaton technology leaders to learn about light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicle innovations that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy.

The visit followed Eaton’s recent support of the EPA’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative, which will establish updated emission standards for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles through open and collaborative discussion among stakeholders.

The EPA officials, including Bill Wehrum, assistant administrator for the EPA Office of Air and Radiation, Chris Grundler, director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, and other key EPA staff, also toured research laboratories and testing facilities during their visit on November 27.

“Eaton is investing significant resources in advanced technology to improve energy efficiency and reduce criteria pollutants,” said Mihai Dorobantu, director, Technology Planning and Government Affairs, Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “Together with our testing, manufacturing scale and channels to market, we are a serious partner for OEMs, end customers and regulatory agencies.”

Eaton’s Vehicle Group produces a number of innovative technologies that reduce both NOx and CO2 emissions in commercial and passenger vehicles. Examples include Eaton’s cylinder deactivation technology and its new TVS® EGR pump, which enables the use of a high-efficiency turbo to lower engine pumping losses and increase fuel economy.

“Eaton is a technology leader in clean and efficient powertrain solutions,” said Gerard Devito, vice president and chief technology officer, Eaton's Vehicle Group. “Our global engineering, design and manufacturing capabilities allow us to work closely with leading auto and commercial vehicle manufacturers to meet stringent regulations and changing consumer preferences around the world.”

The EPA officials also were introduced to Eaton’s new eMobility business, which provides zero-emissions solutions for electrified vehicles, including intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection technologies.

“Eaton technologies help OEMs achieve NOx and CO2 reductions simultaneously and in a cost-effective manner, enabling compliance with expected future standards in an economically-sustainable way,” said Dorobantu.

During the visit, Eaton officials outlined the company’s desire for the adoption of a single national emissions standard that is verifiably performance-based and has long-term stability.

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 98,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit