Fast electric vehicle charger manufacturer Tritium has launched a new hardware platform aimed at creating the world’s first truly scalable electric vehicle charging networks.
The Brisbane company’s MSC hardware platform – for Modular Scalable Charging – provides customers with the flexibility to increase the power level of their charger as EV charging capabilities advance.
Charger power can be increased in 25kW increments, starting at 25kW and increasing to 350kW and beyond.
Tritium also revealed the first charger built on the platform, the RTM75 DC Fast Charger (pictured), allowing drivers to add 75 km (46 mi) of range to an electric vehicle in 10 minutes of charging.
The slim charger also allows for simultaneous charging of two vehicles at once.
Tritium CEO Jane Hunter said: “This has been something the industry and our customers have asked for over the years, and we are the first company in the world to deliver it.
“With our MSC platform, 50kW DC chargers can quickly be upgraded to 75kW, 100kW, and beyond, without a rip-and-replace required.”
Previously, network operators were required to pre-order and install chargers from a set of prefabricated charging options.
The MSC hardware platform allows for the quick installation of additional power electronics modules within each MSC-designed charger.
Hunter said: “This solution is future-proofing governments and network operators across the globe, something they have been crying out for.
“No longer is a charger just a charger. Instead, it is a first step to meet the needs of both today’s and tomorrow’s electric vehicles.”
Tritium founder Dr David Finn said the new hardware platform allowed customers to scale their charging sites for half the price possible today.
Finn said: “The MSC platform will allow Tritium to rapidly deploy new product and our aim is to provide at least one new product every quarter to address the needs of customers.”
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