Tritium wins massive UK EV charger order

Australian electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging technology company Tritium has won a massive deal with BOX ENERGI to be its sole United Kingdom charger provider.

The deal could be potentially massive for the company, which only this week won a contract for 33 chargers for the Port of Long Beach in the United States, as reported in @AuManufacturing news.

DRIVE ENERGI aims to complete the installation of 2,500 charging locations by 2025, with more than 100 sites to be live by end of January 2020.

Once completed, the DRIVE ENERGI network will be among the largest single-country DC rapid charging networks in the world.

It will effectively eliminate range anxiety for EV owners in the UK.

James Moat, CEO of DRIVE ENERGI said: “We chose to work with Tritium because its technology is proven and its chargers are reliable, robust and trustworthy.

“These chargers are not only the fastest and most advanced in their class, but incredibly easy to use.

“…with the world’s smallest physical footprint, (easy) to deploy as well – particularly in our cities and high-density areas where space is increasingly limited.”

According to Tritium, each site will feature up to two Tritium Veefil-RT 50kW DC Rapid Chargers – capable of adding 100km or 60 miles of range in 20 minutes of charging..

This is more than three times the average daily commute in the UK.

In addition to working with DRIVE ENERGI to install the chargers, Tritium will supply 24/7 support for the network, including on-site support where and when required.

Each charger features a modem which is constantly transmitting data to Tritium’s team of support engineers, who can also be contacted via phone at any time.

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