Australian DC charging infrastructure company Tritium signed an MOU with India’s auto-conglomerate Tata AutoComp Systems. The latter will soon make available Tritium’s Veefil-RT 50kW DC fast chargers in India.
The Tritium Veefil suite can charge all sorts of electric vehicles, including two-wheelers and on the case of India also three-wheeled Rikschas. Arvind Goel, MD & CEO, Tata AutoComp Systems said they see a “huge opportunity in this market” and considers Tritium’s technology “cutting edge”.
Brisbane-based Tritium has made global advances also in equipment for higher charging powers. The company is working with Ionity in Europe for example and recently rolled out liquid-cooled cables here.
In India, the partnership with Tata stands in connection with the country’s FAME scheme that recently (and finally) entered phase 2 with a budget of 100 billion rupees (1.24 billion euros). Tritium CEO David Finn has described it as one of the most progressive EV policy initiatives in the world – in theory at least we may add. Under FAME II the government envisions support for charging infrastructure, including 2,700 charging stations to be installed at the offices of governments and corporations across India.
On a similar note, the Delhi government has opened a global tender for 375 electric buses. It is the first batch of a total of 1,000 electric coaches expected to go into operation in India’s capital before the year’s end. Bids are to include information on the mode of operation, that is overnight charging at the depot or including opportunity charging during the day.