Tritium makes DC fast chargers for electric vehicles. DC-America designs, manufactures and installs charging stations for electric vehicles. And now the two companies are about to join forces to create a federally funded nationwide network of plug-in electric vehicles.
Tritium and the large network of DC-America charging networks in the USA
Specifically, DC-America’s charging station infrastructure will be equipped with Tritium fast chargers.
According to the two companies, the rollout plan is expected to meet federal Buy America standards and is appropriate for all 52 states and territories that make up the U.S. Department of Transportation. National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program, which will provide funding for states to strategically deploy electric vehicle charging stations. The program is allocated $1 billion per year starting in 2022 for five years.
According to the US Energy and Transportation Administration, the investment will help create electric vehicle chargers on more than 75,000 miles of highways across the country.
In late August, Tritium opened the doors to its new EV charger manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Tennessee, its first in the US. It is expected to produce up to 30,000 DC fast chargers per year at maximum capacity.
DC-America currently offers its system equipped with a modular and scalable 150 kW DC fast charger from Tritium, PKM150 (pictured right above).
Tritium CEO Jane Hunter said:
We are very excited to partner with an industry innovator in a charging system that is proudly made in America. We look forward to seeing DC-America stations equipped with Tritium chargers serving drivers across the country.
At the beginning of September Tritiya announced that it has raised up to $135 million in new financing to help it work through backlogs of its DC fast charger while ramping up production capacity.
Great news. Another example of a bipartisan infrastructure bill spurring electrification and domestic manufacturing growth.
The more chargers for electric vehicles, the better. Now… when will they arrive? The ability to produce up to 30,000 DCFCs annually is quite a lot.
We’ve asked Tritium what the rollout plan and timeline are — because, let’s be honest, EV drivers, that’s the kind of information we really want — and will update this story when we hear back.
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