IdleAire Technologies Corp. said that it has received a substantial investment from Eaton Corp. to help fund IdleAire's Advanced Travel Center Electrification (ATE) deployment.
ATE supplies heat and air conditioning and other convenience services to stationary vehicles, allowing drivers to turn off their engines and remain comfortable while they park to rest or wait to load and unload.
The two companies have been working on the design and electrification of all of IdleAire's installations throughout North America. In addition, the two companies will immediately begin work on a joint development project to provide new services and products to the transportation industry.
"We're extremely pleased to be working with Eaton," said David Everhart, IdleAire senior vp of strategic relations. "This is more than a start-up investment; it is a strategic partnership with a major player in both the electrical equipment and truck components business that places us in a position to expand our core business into an area that can become crucial for many fleets."