Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 20, 2019 – Tritium, a world leader in electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging technology, has signed a new deal with IONITY to supply its Veefil-PK 350kW DC high power electric vehicle (EV) chargers for 120 new IONITY charging sites across Europe.
The contract with IONITY is Tritium’s largest-ever deal for its flagship Veefil-PKs and will see an average of four to six chargers installed per site across 23 countries in Europe, giving IONITY the largest and fastest DC high power charging network in the world.
The deal was announced at the Tritium booth (#9) at the EVS32 Symposium in Lyon, France.
IONITY CEO Michael Hajesch explains why the decision was taken to work with Tritium: “We were looking for an excellent strategic partner able to run with us from the start and scale up our operations in Europe. Tritium obviously fits the bill”.
IONITY is based in Munich and was founded in 2017; it is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group including Audi and Porsche.
The deal ensures that Tritium is now the largest supplier to the IONITY network; of the planned 400 sites across Europe, Tritium will supply its Veefil-PKs for at least 220 sites.
“IONITY has a vision for electric vehicle charging which mirrors ours; it’s not just about the speed of the charge but the experience for customers,” said David Finn, CEO and co-founder, Tritium. “These chargers will soon be ubiquitous along the highways of Europe and ensure that the increasing number of EV owners across the continent will be able to drive whenever and wherever they want.
“The sheer number of these chargers will all but eliminate range anxiety while enabling energy freedom and announces to the world that EVs are here to stay.”
Each Tritium high-power charger (HPC) can deliver 350kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs, which can add 350 kilometres of 220 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging. All will be equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS) used by a wide range of vehicle manufacturers.
The deal includes 24/7 remote and on-site support, with the rollout of the next wave of chargers expected to be completed by 2020.
Currently, EV drivers have to pay an 8 Euro session fee when they want to charge at an IONITY station.
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 The NRMA, Chargefox, 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.