Fast-charging equipment provider Tritium will present their latest high power charging system at Cenex-LCV in the UK this September. The system for commercial use is scalable and capable of charging an electric vehicle with 475kW.
The Australian company has been made advances in Europe lately. Their new European HQ in Amsterdam has scored deals with the high power charging network Ionity for example. Tritium will deliver equipment to the latter reportedly.
In addition, the company is also planning to get involved in the British government’s initiative Road to Zero. Jeroen Jonker, General Manager Europe at Tritium explains: “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.”
In addition to the HPC solution, Tritium will also exhibit their Veefil charging station at Cenex. The 50kW DC rapid charger has launched on the European market in 2014. Since then, Tritium claims it managed 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.
For high power charging, Tritium has been on the call for months. Back in December 2017, founder and commercial director Paul Sernia told us in our video interview, that for 500 kW charging to become a reality, Tritium were waiting for electric vehicles to catch up on that high charging power. With Ionity and the upcoming Audi EV, this time is approaching fast.
See the full interview from last year’s EVS30 below.