The high power charging network IONITY set up by mostly German carmakers has turned to Tritium of Australia to order ultra-fast charging equipment. These will equip 100 HPC locations across five European countries – for a start.
Tritium is IONITY’s technology partner of choice “because they have a world-leading technology and have shown they can develop and deliver their products quickly,” said IONITY CEO Michael Hajesch.
Therefore, they have been booked for the construction of 100 high-power charging sites across Germany, France, UK, Norway and Sweden. The electric vehicle charging stations will have an average of up to six user units, each capable of delivering 350 kW of power via the Combined Charging System (CCS).
For the Australian startup, the deal is huge but they had come prepared as they could see demand taking off in Europe. Says Tritium founder David Finn: “We recently opened our new sales, testing and assembly facility in Amsterdam and this deal with IONITY shows just how fast the transition to EVs is happening.”
Tritium’s Veefil EV charging solutions are expanding both their territory and charging power fast. In our video interview, Paul Sernia revealed that they were thinking 500kW already last year.
This latest deal with IONITY follows the installation of two high power charging sites at Tank and Rast pit stops in Germany, namely at Brohltal East and West. These two sites form part of the planned rollout of around 400 EV charging sites across Europe, starting with 80 sites in Germany (we reported).
IONITY aims for its network to ensure electric car drivers have access to a high-power charging station within 120 km.