Tritium Announces 475-kW Fast Charger
If 350 kW is not enough juice, the new Tritium ultra-fast charger will supply 475 kW
How’s that for go big or go home…
The first 350 kW ultra-fast chargers are have been installed for some time now, but there are not many of them in the ground and still no cars that can make use of such charging power.
However, Australian company Tritium, which supplies chargers for IONITY, announced the unveiling of the new Veefil-PK model – an enterprise grade, scalable public electric vehicle charging solution for commercial operators – rated for 175-475 kW at the Cenex-LCV at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshireon, 12-13 September 2018 (Stand No C3-118).
It’s hard to say when we will see the first cars charging at 475 kW, but it should be not too long in the case of electric buses and trucks.
So far, Tritium captured 15% of the European market of 50 kW chargers, including 50% in Norway and 20% in UK.
“Tritium, a leading specialist in DC charging infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles (EV), will be exhibiting at Cenex-LCV to showcase its unique HPC system, a scalable, flexible system for commercial operators, capable of charging an electric vehicle up to 475kW.In June 2018, IONITY*, the pan-European HPC network, chose Tritium to supply its 350kW HPC systems at 100 of its sites, taking advantage of the company’s unique technology and the considerable benefits and cost savings it provides for network owners.
In addition, Tritium will be showing its award-winning Veefil-RT 50kW DC rapid charger that has made a major impact on the European market since its launch in 2014. The success of the Veefil-RT as a rapid charger for both single sites and major charging corridors, has enabled Tritium to take around 50% of the Norwegian market and around 15% of the wider European market for 50kW rapid chargers. It is also becoming a prominent player in the UK, where Tritium is estimated to hold 20% market share of the CCS/CHAdeMO 50kW rapid charger sector.
Tritium offers EV rapid-charging solutions for automotive OEMs, fleet operators, utilities, charge point network operators (CPOs), retailers and fuel companies.”
“Due to the increasing demand for its technology solutions, Tritium opened a US facility in California in 2017 and a European location with sales, service, assembly and ‘in confidence testing’ facilities, in Amsterdam in March 2018. Its global HQ and major manufacturing facility is located in Brisbane, Australia.”
Jeroen Jonker, General Manager – Sales, Europe at Tritium explains:
“Tritium’s strategy is to be at the forefront of development in this fast-growing sector – first to market where there are new opportunities,”
“With the announcement of the Road to Zero strategy, the UK is becoming increasingly important as one of our major markets, and we are in active discussion with several organisations in the automotive, utilities and fleet sectors about the deployments of both rapid chargers and high power chargers.”