DC electric vehicle charger manufacturer Tritium DCFC has announced its largest-ever order from a single customer – energy giant bp.
The Brisbane company said that that bp will install the chargers for fleets and the general public in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia as it expands its EV charging business which is branded bp pulse.
Tritium said it anticipated manufacturing the chargers for bp’s European and American markets in the company’s Lebanon, Tennessee facility, which will reach a production capacity of 30,000 units per year at full maturity.
The chargers for bp’s Australia markets are expected to be manufactured in Tritium’s Brisbane factory, which has a capacity of 5,000 units per year.
CEO of bp pulse Richard Bartlett said: “As bp’s EV charging infrastructure grows worldwide, Tritium is a natural choice for this order.
“Tritium has a global presence and industry-leading DC fast charging technology – we’re looking forward to putting these chargers to work across three continents.”
Tritium will supply the fast chargers as part of a multi-year contract between the two companies, announced in April 2022, for chargers and related services to support bp’s growth in electrification.
Tritium CEO Jane Hunter said: “Tritium envisions a world in which fast EV charging is everywhere.
“We’re grateful to the bp team for their order and look forward to working together to support bp pulse as they build a reliable, accessible fast charging network around the world.”
bp’s order includes a mix of Tritium’s 50kW RTM and 150kW PKM chargers.
Tritium’s RTM is the company’s first modular charger and one of the most advanced DC fast chargers on the market, according to the company.
Tritium’s high-powered and modular 150kW PKM charger leverages a pool of shared power to deliver higher charger availability and power output, through Tritium’s micro-grid design.
Hunter said: “As a result of bp’s order, Tritium’s industry-leading fast EV chargers will make it easier than ever before for commercial and everyday drivers to join the e-mobility transition.”
Tritium is based in Brisbane but listed on the US NASDAQ exchange.