Tritium DCFC Limited, a global developer and manufacturer of direct current (DC) fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), is partnering with EVCS, one of the largest EV fast-charging network operators on the West Coast. They will deploy 300 new chargers across California, Oregon and Washington.
The order consists of 300 50kW Tritium RTM fast chargers, making the total Tritium DC fast charger contribution to the EVCS network over 800. With more States expected to follow California’s legislation mandating 100 percent of new vehicles sold generate zero emissions by 2035, partnerships like this are critical to ensuring public fast charging can meet the increased demand.
EVCS aims to enhance the accessibility of public fast charging both by simplifying complex pricing and increasing location coverage. With plans to reach 1,500 chargers by the end of 2023, EVCS’s carbon-neutral network and unlimited subscription charging plan will provide an increasing number of public charging options and significant savings to EV drivers.
Gustavo Occhiuzzo, EVCS CEO and founder, said: “EVCS is excited to expand its partnership with Tritium to install more than 300 Tritium DC fast chargers on the West Coast by mid-2023.
“Tritium’s versatile catalogue of fast charging stations has allowed EVCS to rapidly become one of the fastest-growing owner-operators of DC fast chargers on the West Coast, home to almost 50% of all EVs in the US.”
In November 2021, Tritium and EVCS announced an agreement to add over 500 DC fast chargers to EVCS’s network. Many have already been installed as a part of the upgrade of the West Coast Electric Highway.
Building on this initial investment, the new fast chargers will be installed in high-traffic areas, including retail locations and transit centres, underserved communities where access to chargers is limited and near highways and tourist centres.
Jane Hunter, Tritium CEO, said: “EV charging infrastructure is growing at an unprecedented rate in the US, and it’s critical that this rollout provides drivers with equitable access to public fast charging.
“Through our work with EVCS, we’re proud to help democratise the EV charging experience to provide greater accessibility to all current and future EV drivers. We’re excited to be part of this technology revolution and to support the growth of our long-term customer and partner, EVCS.”
Tritium recently unveiled a new project with the Motor Fuel Group Forecourt Network that would deploy over 100 DC fast chargers in the United Kingdom. The company also announced its largest global manufacturing facility that will open in Tennessee. It has also forged several significant partnerships with industry leaders, including BP, Shell and Osprey.