Chargefox Deploys First Tritium DC High Power Chargers in Australia
Tritium’s Veefil-PK 350kW DC High Power Charger can add 400km range in 15 minutes
Brisbane, Australia, May 10, 2019 – Tritium, a world leader in electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging technology, has deployed its Veefil-PK 350kW DC High Power Chargers for the first time in Australia as part of Chargefox’s new ultra-rapid network site at the Toombul Shopping Centre in Brisbane.
Chargefox is creating a network of 22 ultra-rapid publicly-available DC charging sites across Australia featuring 350kW chargers and 50kW DC Fast Chargers.
The two 350kW chargers installed at the Toombul Shopping Centre can charge two cars simultaneously and are equipped with CCS2 plug types. Considered the most advanced charger in the world, the Veefil-PK can add up to 400km of range to an EV in just 15 minutes, or 200km in eight minutes.
“The new charging station is an important step in connecting electric vehicle drivers in Brisbane to the latest and fastest charging infrastructure,” said Marty Andrews, CEO, Chargefox. “Chargefox is committed to helping Australia transform from being a global laggard in transport innovation to having only the third ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging network in the world. Our new Brisbane station at Toombul Shopping Centre is the next stepping-stone on our journey to connect Australia’s major cities for the thousands of drivers using efficient, clean electric vehicles.
“These are the first Tritium ultra-rapid chargers installed in Australia, and brings together world class products from two Australian businesses. This is a first in Queensland and revolutionises the EV public charging experience for all drivers.”
The site also features a Tritium Veefil-RT 50kW DC Fast Charger, equipped with both CHAdeMO and CCS2 plug types making it suitable for all current and future EVs, including Tesla when used with an adapter. This charger can add 75km of range in 15 minutes of charging, and a number of these chargers have already been installed at Chargefox’s other ultra-rapid network sites at Euroa and Barnawartha North in Victoria.
“The deployment of the Veefil-PK brings Australia in line with other regions across the globe such as Europe where these chargers are being rolled out by the hundreds across the continent,” said Chris Hewitt, Head of Sales Australia, Tritium. “This is the next step towards Australia eliminating range anxiety and enabling true range and energy freedom.
“With EVs now on Australia’s radar, its thanks to network operators such as Chargefox that Australians can feel comfortable driving wherever and whenever they want.”
The Veefil-PK is being deployed by the IONITY network – a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group including Audi and Porsche – at sites across Europe.
Tritium’s Veefil-RT 50kW DC Fast Chargers are deployed across Australia, making up more than 70 per cent of the publicly-available DC chargers in Australia. In addition to being installed at the three Chargefox ultra-rapid sites so far, these chargers make up the backbone of the NRMA’s network of a planned 40 sites across New South Wales, as well as nearly all of the chargers along the famed Queensland Electric Super Highway, the longest EV charging network in the world.
Tritium is a technology company that designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced DC fast-charging equipment for electric vehicles (EV). Established in 2001 to provide power-electronic systems and battery energy-storage applications, Tritium became one of Australia’s fastest-growing companies with the launch of its first DC fast charger in 2014. Since then, Tritium has become a leading global DC fast charging (DCFC) supplier with installations in more than 29 countries. Tritium currently holds around 50 per cent of the world-leading market in Norway and around 15 per cent of the wider global market for 50kW fast chargers. Tritium customers include Chargefox, The NRMA, Charge.net.nz, EDF Lumins, Fortum, Grønn Kontakt, IONITY and Stromnetz. Tritium’s global headquarters and main manufacturing plant is in Brisbane, Australia. Additional sales and manufacturing facilities in Amsterdam and the Los Angeles region ensure attention to key markets in Europe and the Americas.
For more, visit www.tritium.com.au