Electric car charging solution provider EvGateway has selected Tritium as the supplier of DC fast charging units under a deal with energy utility Southern California Edison (SCE).
Tritium, which is backed by coal baron Trevor St Baker’s St Baker Energy Innovation Fund, is a Brisbane-based with a global footprint that makes a range of DC electric vehicle (EV) chargers ranging from 50kW up to 350kW.
Under the new deal with EvGateway, Tritium will supply DC fast chargers to SCE for 27 locations to sit alongside Siemens AC chargers (which provide a slower option for charging).
California is one of the world’s strongest EV markets, and accounts for approximately half of all 1.8 million EV registrations in the US according to EV advocacy group Veloz.
“To continue the fantastic growth we are seeing in transport electrification, it is critical to deploy more infrastructure to accommodate driver and fleet charging needs,” said Tritium president of the Americas, Mike Calise, of the new deal in a statement.
“Partnerships with global companies like Siemens alongside specialized companies like EvGateway ensure a worldwide charging footprint with truly optimized solutions. We are proud of our continued partnerships with EvGateway and Siemens , and are thrilled to be part of such an important initiative with Southern California Edison,” he said.
EvGateway, which provides turnkey solutions including the charging infrastructure, driver support, payment gateway and maintenance of the EV chargers, says the chargers will be installed at park and beach locations throughout SCE’s territory, and will be available for the public.
“EvGateway is very excited to be able to help shape the state of California’s EVSE infrastructure grid,” said said Reddy Marri, EvGateway president.
“Our partners are proven industry leaders who we have built great relationships with to provide turn-key solutions for the EVSE market on a national level. We are looking forward to working with SCE to be able to help them fulfill their charger installation pipeline.”
Bridie Schmidt is associate editor for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She has been writing about electric vehicles since 2018, and has a keen interest in the role that zero-emissions transport has to play in sustainability. She has participated in podcasts such as Download This Show with Marc Fennell and Shirtloads of Science with Karl Kruszelnicki and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum. Bridie also owns a Tesla Model 3 and has it available for hire on evee.com.au.