OK prepares to deploy more than 300 Tritium DC electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers to expand Denmark’s EV infrastructure

Tritium DCFC Limited, a global developer and manufacturer of direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), have announced that OK a.m.b.a. (OK), Denmark’s largest fuel retailer, has purchased more than 300 fast chargers. These will be used at fuel stations, on highways, in urban areas and retail sites, and with OK’s corporate fleet and fleet customers.

OK currently operates more than 670 fuel stations in Denmark. Many of these fuel stations are co-located with Coop retail outlets, Denmark’s’ leading consumer goods retailer. The new charging stations will provide Danish drivers with access to fast and convenient charging infrastructure.

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This deployment of Tritium fast chargers is part of OK’s wider plan to support the expansion of Denmark’s public charging infrastructure in both large and small Danish cities. This will provide the fast charging infrastructure needed to support the Danish Government’s goal of at least 775,000 electric or plug-in hybrid cars on the country’s road network by 2030, in a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent.

Jane Hunter, Tritium CEO, said: “In 2022, nearly 40 per cent of cars sold in Denmark were electric or plug-in hybrids, providing evidence of the Danish technology transition and solidifying Denmark’s position as a global leader in the transition to sustainable transportation.

“A growing network of public fast chargers will add further momentum to Denmark’s EV uptake, and we’re pleased to support OK’s emobility goals. Our partnership with OK will increase drivers’ access to fast chargers in Demark, enabling a more rapid transition to EVs with all of the environmental benefits they bring.”

OK has already received a portion of this purchase order and successfully launched the first of its Tritium 75kW modular chargers at the Super Brugsen store in Hillerød and the Kvickly store in Odder, Denmark. As chargers are installed at Coop stores across Denmark, customers will be able to pay for their charging session using OK’s award-winning app, providing a seamless and convenient customer experience.

Thor Folmann Krarup, OK a.m.b.a E-mobility manager, said: “OK is focused on providing a seamless and authentic customer experience and we are thrilled to be partnering with a leading fast charger manufacturer such as Tritium, giving us the prospect of accelerating our plans of expanding our DC network. 

“OK’s first Tritium sites in Odder and Hillerød have been a success and OK are looking forward to setting up new sites across Denmark.”

Denmark is making positive strides towards phasing out internal combustion engine vehicles. With records broken for the sale of battery electric vehicles (BEV) in 2022, the Danish Car Importers Association (DBI) recently reported that sales of new electric vehicles increased by 23.8 per cent from 2021 and accounted for 38.6% of new vehicles sold in 2022. 

In mid-October, Denmark reached the significant milestone of 100,000 BEVs registered to drive on Danish roads, a 10-fold increase from three years ago. This is good news for the country and a model that many other countries could learn from. 

In 2022, the number of publicly accessible fast chargers in Denmark tripled to 784, and Tritium is proud to contribute to this rapid growth in charging infrastructure. As this trend continues, Tritium and OK will work collaboratively to provide a fast, reliable and safe charging network to serve all Danish drivers.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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