Tritium to install 48 fast chargers in Tennessee
The company will receive 10.5 million dollars to produce and install the chargers. The latter will all be manufactured at the factory in Lebanon, Tennessee, which usually produces chargers to be exported to the Asia Pacific region and Europe.
According to Tritium, “at least 55% per cent of the cost of all charger components be attributable to components manufactured in the United States” by July of this year.” The manufacturer is thus confident that it will meet the Build America Buy America requirement.
Universal EV LLC and PowerUp America received funding for eight and four charging sites, respectively.
According to the Tennessee state government website, project construction should kick off in December of this year. Pre-construction approvals will be issued in November and December.
“We are very proud to play a key role in the electrification of Tennessee’s passenger and commercial vehicles and to contribute to the health and well-being of Tennesseans,” says Tritium CEO Jane Hunter. “This recognition underscores the deep roots Tritium is putting down in Tennessee with our plant in Lebanon, and NEVI wins like this will support local jobs and industry.”
The goal of the NEVI programme is to create a network of EV charging stations along Alternative Fuel Corridors designated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The funding for the state of Tennessee totals 5 billion dollars.