Tritium and DC-America join forces to deliver scalable American-made electric vehicle (EV) charging solution

    Tritium DCFC Limited, a global developer and manufacturer of direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), has announced its partnership with DC-America, the EV supply equipment manufacturer. The partnership will facilitate the development of a federally funded coast-to-coast EV charging network

    DC-America is now offering its versatile charging station infrastructure equipped with Tritium’s industry-leading fast chargers, creating an efficient and effective EV charging system. This solution is expected to be both compliant with federal Buy America standards and eligible for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program funding.

    Jane Hunter, Tritium CEO, said: “Tritium and DC-America share the common goal of electrifying transportation nationwide through an accessible charging network. 

    “We’re thrilled to partner with an industry innovator on a charging system that’s proudly made in America. We look forward to seeing DC-America stations equipped with Tritium chargers servicing drivers across the country.”

    DC-America’s modular, skid-based charging systems allow for rapid deployment, with minimal onsite disruption and a simplified permitting process. With the ability to upgrade and expand over time, the company’s systems are suited for highway corridor charging locations and provide the flexibility that today’s rapidly growing EV charging sites demand. 

    DC-America is now offering customers its system equipped with Tritium’s uniquely modular and scalable 150kW DC fast charger, the PKM150.

    Hunter continued: “Designed for cost-effective operations and infrastructure deployment, the PKM150 is the ideal charger to pair with DC-America’s innovative system. Together, our companies’ products create an EV charging solution that is unmatched in its efficiency, reliability and scalability.”

    All components of DC-America’s system and Tritium’s chargers are anticipated to comply with the US Federal Highway Administration’s (FWHA) proposed Buy America requirements following the opening of Tritium’s global manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Tennessee in August. 

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    The combined DC-America and Tritium solution is expected to qualify for all 52 state and territory NEVI programs. These are funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The NEVI program will allocate $5 billion over five years toward developing a convenient, reliable, and affordable EV charger network nationwide.

    Nathan Bowen, DC-America president, said: “When deciding which chargers to pair with our NEVI-compliant system, Tritium was a natural choice. With a reputation that speaks for itself, Tritium is an ideal partner in our efforts to deliver accessible and convenient charging infrastructure across the country.”

    The Biden-Harris administration announced its approval of all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans, totalling more than $1.5 billion in NEVI Formula funding in September. According to the US Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, this investment will help to build EV chargers across more than 75,000 miles of highway nationwide.

    Ian Osborne
    Ian Osborne
    Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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