New chargers to be rolled out across Europe and designed, engineered, tested by Brisbane’s Tritium, have been unveiled at the IAA 2019 Motor Show in Frankfurt.
The new 350 kW chargers were 18 months in the making, and conceived by Tritium and its industrial design partner Designworks. They are made for the Ionity joint venture group, made up of Daimler, Ford, BMW Group, Volkswagen Group and Porsche. The units are 2.6 metres tall, illuminated by a distinctive LED “halo”, and feature a single-pane-of-glass interface.
“We chose to work with Tritium because of its engineering expertise and its ability to closely mirror our initial concept as much as possible, with the fewest compromises to the design and the ability to quickly turn around the project,” said Michael Hajesch, CEO of Ionity.
The new chargers will be rolled out at 200 sites, with the first to be at Greve, Denmark, and with as many as six chargers per site. According to Electrive.com, the new chargers will begin operating in Denmark in October, and ABB – Ionity’s other supplier – will also manufacture its charger columns in the new “Halo” style.
The 350 kW units are able to add 350 kilometres of range to an electric vehicle in ten minutes.
The announcement follows news last month that Tritium had completed a $30 million capital raising to drive its international expansion. Over 3,000 of its DC fast chargers have been sold to 30 countries.
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