Tritium has signed a contract with Ionity for the supply of its HPC chargers for a further 120 charging parks. Last year, the joint venture already commissioned the Australian company to equip 100 sites. In addition, Tritium has received another order from Nissan.
First to the Australian-German deal: At the EVS32 in Lyon, Tritium revealed that Ionity has ordered a whole armada of charging stations of the type Veefil-PK 350 kW to equip 120 further locations in 23 European countries. Each charging station will accommodate an average of four to six of the 350 kW chargers. As far as the timetable is concerned, the installation of the new infrastructure should be completed over the course of next year. In addition to the construction of the charging posts, the agreement also includes round-the-clock Tritium support.
For the Australians, this is “the largest order ever received” for the Veefil-PK 350 kW charging station, known as the flagship model. The agreement also means that Tritium will become the largest supplier for the Ionity network: Of the 400 sites planned throughout Europe, Tritium will equip at least 220. “Ionity has a vision for charging electric vehicles that reflects ours: It’s not just about charging speed, but also the customer experience,” says Tritium CEO David Finn. The sheer number of chargers should eliminate range anxiety felt by potential EV drivers and therefore significantly enable the spread of electric mobility.
In an interview with electrive.net editor-in-chief Peter Schwierz, Jeroen Jonker from Tritium explained that although Australia is rather more famous for avoiding decarbonising measures rather than encouraging them, the founders of Tritium started the company after attending Queensland University precisely for the provision of European and Northern American markets. Tritium chargers are made in Brisbane, Australia and in the meantime, the Australian company has offices in Los Angeles and Amsterdam.
Meanwhile, Tritium has received another order from Nissan: The company is supplying the Japanese car manufacturer with nine Veefil-RT fast chargers with 50 kW charging power to support its sponsoring activities for the UEFA Champions League finals in Madrid.