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Tritium to supply EV chargers for WA highway

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Direct current (DC) fast charging electric vehicle charger manufacturer Tritium DCFC is to provide fast EV chargers for a new EV highway that will span more than 7,000 kilometres across Western Australia.

The project is part of a $43.5 million investment by the Western Australian government to expand access to EV infrastructure across the state.

Launching the investment the government, through energy utilities Synergy and Horizon Power, awarded a contract to JET Charge, which will supply hardware for 98 fast chargers across 49 locations.

Tritium will supply its 75kW modular fast chargers (pictured) manufactured in its Brisbane factory, which has an annual production capacity of approximately 5,000 units.

Tritium CEO Jane Hunter said: “It’s fantastic to see government policies supporting EV uptake in Australia. Western Australia is a state with vast unpopulated distances, and governments have a role to play supporting highway electrification in rural and remote areas where site utilisation may not be profitable for private sector operators.

“We’re excited to be working with our partners at JET Charge on this fantastic project to electrify the Western Australian highways.”

JET Charge CEO Tim Washington said his company had been a leader in Australia’s transition to electric transportation for more than a decade.

Washington said: “We’re excited to partner with Tritium, which makes some of the most advanced chargers in the world right here in Australia.

“With help from partners like them, we will continue to increase access to charging technology across the country, giving every Australian the opportunity to drive electric.”

The first charging stations supplied by Tritium are expected to be installed early next year, and the full network of 98 chargers is anticipated to be fully operational by early 2024.

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