Australia’s high power charging specialist Tritium has teamed up with network operator Chargefox to fit a charging site in Brisbane with two Tritium Veefill PK 350kW chargers, accompanied by a 50kW DC Veefil-RT fast charger, also from Tritium.
The two 350 kW Veefill PK ultra-rapid chargers were installed at the Toombul Shopping Centre in Brisbane, allowing two EVs to charge simultaneously. The organisers advertise that the chargers can add up to 400 km range in only 15 minutes charging time, with 8 minutes being deemed sufficient for a 200 km range. Tim Weale, Mirvac Retail National Manager for Retail Solutions said, “We’re thrilled that the Toombul shopping centre is now home to Australia’s fastest EV charger.”
The charging parks also offer both CHAdeMO and CCS2 plug type charging to address “all current and future EVs, including Tesla when used with an adapter”. The only exception here is presented by “only low range AC-only EVs”.
“The deployment of the Veefil-PK brings Australia in line with other regions across the globe such as Europe where these chargers are being rolled out by the hundreds across the continent,” said Chris Hewitt, Head of Sales Australia, Tritium. The high power chargers, in particular, are also being deployed across Europe by the Ionity network, which is backed by BMW, Daimler, Ford, and VW.
So far, Tritiums chargers make up about 70% of publicly available chargers in Australia, and further expansion is also planned, with another 40 sites set to hit New South Wales, as well as lining the Queensland Electric Super Highway.
Source: PM via email
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