Melbourne, Australia– Australian-based Tritium today announced it has signed an exclusive U.S. contract with ChargePoint, the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network. ChargePoint will install Tritium’s award-winning DC fast charging stations, the Veefil across the country. The fast charging stations have a power output of 50kW and can deliver up to 80 miles or 128 kilometers in just 20 minutes. The Tritium stations are able to charge all cars equipped for DC fast charging, using the included SAE-Combo connector or a CHAdeMO connector. Tesla drivers will be able to use the CHAdeMO connector with an adapter slated to go on sale shortly.
“ChargePoint approached us because it was attracted by both the design and unique technology of the Veefil®, plus the fact that it is extremely simple for the EV owner to use,” explains Tritium’s CEO, David Finn. “We were looking for a strong partner in the U.S. which had excellent distribution and an established network throughout the country. I’m excited by the rate and high volume at which ChargePoint will be able to deploy our product into this market and its commitment to establishing a major network of DC fast chargers.”
The stations will be installed on major routes across the country and will be part of the ChargePoint network of over 21,000 EV charging stations. ChargePoint recently partnered with Volkswagen and BMW to build express charging corridors on both the east and west coasts of the U.S. The stations will be ChargePoint branded, clearly marked as DC Fast stations and the connectors will be labeled so drivers know which is compatible with their car.
“These stations can be used by any EV equipped with fast charging and will be installed in convenient locations where drivers need them most,” said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO. “With access to fast charging stations along major routes, drivers can depend on an EV as their only vehicle.”
To use the stations, drivers just have to sign up for a ChargePoint membership (https://na.chargepoint.com/register). Drivers can find charging stations and see their availability in real-time at ChargePoint.com or with the free ChargePoint mobile app. To start a charging session, drivers simply wave their ChargePoint card in front of the station, use the ChargePoint mobile app or call the 1-888 number printed on the ChargePoint station.
Veefil® Unique Features
Tritium, based in Brisbane Australia, is a specialist designer and manufacturer of power-electronic systems and fast chargers for electric vehicle and battery energy-storage applications. A well‐known EV industry brand, Tritium produces state-of-the-art electric-motor controllers and battery-management systems for the solar car industry as well as for more traditional automotive applications. Tritium products are used by many of the participating teams in the World Solar Challenge Races from Darwin to Adelaide and the company’s world-leading technology is now found on every continent.
In 2013 Tritium won the Nova 106.9 Award for Business Innovation at the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Award and was awarded a prestigious 2014 Good Design Australia Award for the Veefil® Electric Vehicle Fast Charger.
ChargePoint operates the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with more than 21,000 spots to plug in and charge. We are transforming the transportation industry by providing the charging stations, mobile apps, analytics and the charging network that allow property owners and drivers to benefit from EV charging. We are also transforming the energy industry by providing intelligent solutions to help people and businesses shift away from fossil fuels and use electricity more efficiently. Our mission is to get all drivers behind the wheel of an EV and provide them a place to charge whether at home, at work, around town or out-of-town.
More than 180 million gas-free miles have been driven on our network, and our drivers have collectively avoided more than 7.5 million gallons of gasoline and 55 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com or on Twitter @ChargePointnet.