Tritium DCFC Limited, a global developer and manufacturer of direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), and evyve, a UK charging network, have entered into an agreement to make Tritium the network’s preferred fast charger provider.
The agreement includes initial total orders for 350 Tritium fast chargers and evyve has received the first deliveries of these chargers, 60 of which are now installed and operational. evyve plans to invest £25 million in Tritium fast and ultra-fast charging stations over the next two years.
evyve currently projects to install thousands more chargers by the end of 2025 and 10,000 chargers by 2030. The evyve charging network is planned to consist of Tritium’s innovative modular chargers, including the company’s award-winning 75kW charger and highly scalable 150kW fast charger.
Jane Hunter, Tritium CEO, said: “With the number of registered battery-electric cars in the UK growing by more than 40 per cent in 2022, it’s more important than ever that drivers have access to fast and reliable charging technology to ensure a convenient driver experience and a seamless transition to emobility.
“We’re proud to be the preferred fast charger provider for the evyve charging network, and we look forward to helping them accomplish their goal to become the largest destination and en route charging network in the UK.
“For Tritium, this announcement is a reflection of an increasing number of conversations with customers looking to address anticipated multi-year demand and secure product availability beyond just the next 12 months.”
evyve has said that it intends to become the largest destination and en route charging network in the UK. The company has ambitious growth plans to own and operate 10,000 charging stations by 2030.
evyve continues to build a customer network consisting of retail parks owned by regeneration business Peel L&P and leading hospitality providers. This includes Greene King, the UK’s leading pub retailer and brewer operating over 2,700 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland. This is good news as the UK ramps up charging infrastructure to keep pace with the ever-increasing sales of electric cars.
James Moat, evyve CEO, said: “evyve is focused on providing a seamless and reliable customer experience and we are thrilled to be partnering with a leading fast charger manufacturer like Tritium, giving us the confidence to accelerate our plans to become one of the UK’s leading charge point service providers.
“Due to its compact design and modularity, Tritium’s innovative fast charger technology has enabled us to roll out our network across multiple locations quickly and efficiently, providing us with the foundation to support the UK’s transition to electric vehicles today and 20 years from now.”
This news follows the recent announcement from Tritium that bp had placed the largest ever order from a single customer in the charging company’s history. bp will install the chargers for fleets and the general public in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia as it expands its EV charging business, bp pulse.