Brisbane-based fast charger manufacturer Tritium has secured an order for 400 Tritium fast chargers from EVCS, one of the largest fast-charging networks on the United States’ West Coast, in addition to 100 chargers already ordered.
Tritium will supply 400 additional Tritium fast chargers which EVCS will deploy in California, Oregon, and Washington. This is in addition to more than 100 Tritium chargers already part of the EVCS network and adds to the already 1,500+ chargers in its network – of which over 600 are DC fast chargers.
“Expanding EVCS’ fast-charging network in California, Oregon, and Washington is an important part of reducing range anxiety for EV drivers on the West Coast,” said Gustavo Occhiuzzo, CEO of EVCS.
The more than 500 Tritium chargers ordered by EVCS consist of models ranging from 50kW to 175kW and are expected to account for nearly half of the network’s fast-charging network upon deployment.
Tritium and EVCS are also looking to work with several local government bodies so as to benefit from Californian incentives to grow the network further. Several California-based organisations have recently created financial incentive programs to increase EV technology adoption throughout the state.
The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) also continues to expand throughout the state, providing significant rebates for Tritium’s RT50, RTM75, and RT175-S fast chargers.
Subsequent to the announcement of the deal between Tritium and EVCS, the California Energy Commission approved a three-year $US1.4 billion funding initiative that is designed to close the state’s infrastructure funding gap and speed up the state’s zero-emissions goals.
“It is extremely promising to see so many organizations make electric transportation a priority with new grants and funding programs,” said Mike Calise, president of Americas at Tritium.
“Although Tritium can sustain a profitable business without grants, upfront rebates, sales tax exemptions, and even build code provisions that require charging infrastructure to be installed in certain new construction settings, the tailwind for our platform of hardware-plus-software, technology-enabled and led product offerings, has never been stronger.
Tritium’s deal with EVCS follows a successful few months with the company booking record orders of approximately $US55 million for the three months ending September 30, and pushing its order backlog to approximately $US78 million – an increase of 333% over the backlog from December 31, 2020.
The company was also named “Chargepoint Manufacturer of the Year” by the Electric Vehicle Innovation & Excellence (EVIE) awards in the UK in October, before the company opened a new “world-class” EV charger testing facility at its Brisbane headquarters that will accelerate testing, prototyping, compliance, and certification of its equipment.