Tritium’s journey grew out of solar car racing at the University of Queensland, in Brisbane Australia.
In 1999, team SunShark took third place at the World Solar Challenge and was awarded the GM Sunraycer Award for Technical Achievement. For the team, this award symbolised technical innovation that could likely be translated to commercial, real-world applications.
It was being part of this experience that made Tritium’s founders—now Chief Executive Officer David Finn, Chief Product Officer Paul Sernia and Chief Technology Officer James Kennedy—passionate about renewable energy for transport and electric vehicles. This innovation at the World Solar Challenge sparked demand for the team’s products from other solar car racers.
As a result, Tritium was founded in 2001—operating as a micro-business and selling the Gold Controller, a product which was first used in the SunShark. Since then, the company has continued to grow through innovation and investment.
We developed our first product, the Gold Controller motor inverter for solar vehicles. The Gold Controller is still used by most of the world's solar car racing teams to this day.
Building on early success in developing technology for e-mobility through solar racing team involvement, we founded Tritium to commercialise our products, and fund future development.
We provided the battery management system for the Deep Sea Challenger that James Cameron took to the bottom of the Marion Trench.
We launched the Veefil-RT - the world's smallest DC fast charger for electric vehicles.
We opened our doors to the world and established our first international office in Torrance, California.
We opened our Amsterdam office to support existing customers and grow in one of the most advanced EV markets in the world.
We're excited for what our future holds as we continue to pave the way towards energy freedom.