Tritium DCFC Limited, a global developer and manufacturer of direct current (DC) fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), has entered into a multi-year contract with bp. The partnership will see Tritium supply chargers and related services to support bp’s global electric car charging network.
This follows the recent news that Tritium would be working with Osprey’s electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the UK. The partnership will see the addition of over 110 of Tritium’s rapid chargers to the Osprey Charging Network which was voted one of the top three electric car charging networks in the country.
This latest news and the partnership with bp forms a step-change in the strategic nature of the relationship between both companies, with an initial order for the UK and Australian and New Zealand markets of just under 1,000 chargers.
Jane Hunter, Tritium CEO, said: “The electrification of transportation is entering an incredible era when major companies like bp are providing critical support to transition the world to cleaner more reliable transportation.
“We’re thrilled to be working with bp to create greater global access to fast charging in support of their mission to become a net zero company by 2050 and to be a leader in helping the world get to net zero emissions.”
bp pulse are currently investing heavily in electric vehicle infrastructure, especially in the UK, where it recently announced a £1 billion investment for developing charging infrastructure in the country, supporting hundreds of new jobs.
Richard Bartlett, bp pulse senior vice president, said: “I’m delighted that with this new global agreement with Tritium, it will help bp pulse deliver its mission to provide fast, reliable charging for EV drivers and to accelerate the roll-out of the charging infrastructure needed as the world transitions to decarbonise road transport.”