Quick Charge. Eaton Corp., which makes charging systems for commercial electric-powered vehicles, now offers a line of chargers for residential applications. The Level 2 Pow-R-Station is NEMA 3R-rated for indoor or outdoor use and can be either wall-mounted or installed as a freestanding pedestal. Sold in 16A, 30A, and 70A versions, the station is designed to be compatible with future "smart grid" technology. The 16A model costs about $2,000. Eaton Corp., 800/386-1911, eaton.com.

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