Tritium selected for US Army EV development project


Fast DC electric charger manufacturer Tritium has been selected to participate in the Power Transfer Cohort, run by the the US Army Applications Laboratory (AAL) in collaboration with Alion Science and Technology.

This program focuses on advancing solutions that will support remote access, rapid recharging, and scalable infrastructure to help the Army move to electric vehicles (EVs).

Tritium is the only DC fast charger provider which was selected for the program.

Companies in the Cohort will work directly with the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team (NGCV) and the Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC).

They will explore EV infrastructure technologies for the a fleet of 225,000 Army vehicles operating in the most demanding environments.

Tritium President of the Americas Mike Calise said: “Tritium specialises in hardware and software designed to work reliably in any high demand environment, including extreme climate conditions.

“Our company’s innovative, scalable, and future-proof technology will be a great addition to help power the Army’s fleet.”

Designed for qualified companies that may not typically work on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) projects, the Cohort Program provides funding to complete an intense program that culminates in a concept design presentation to Army stakeholders.

Each cohort focuses on solving a specific problem aligned to the Army’s 16-year modernisation strategy.

The Power Transfer Cohort is an eight-week program, and each company selected to participate receives a contract for $100,000 with the potential for follow-on awards.

Tritium has previously unveiled its Modular Scalable Charging (MSC) platform, the first to enable truly scalable EV charging networks anywhere in the world.

The hardware platform provides customers with the flexibility to increase the power level of their charger as EV charging capabilities advance, starting at 25kW and increasing to 350kW and beyond.

The Power Transfer Cohort runs until May.

Image: Tritium

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