Tritium secures largest order of electric vehicle (EV) chargers in company history from bp

Tritium DCFC Limited, a global developer and manufacturer of direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced that bp has placed the largest ever order from a single customer in Tritium’s history. 

bp will install the chargers for fleets and the general public in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia as bp expands its EV charging business, bp pulse.

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Richard Bartlett, bp pulse CEO, said: “As bp’s EV charging infrastructure grows worldwide, Tritium is a natural choice for this order. Tritium has a global presence and industry-leading DC fast charging technology – we’re looking forward to putting these chargers to work across three continents.”

Tritium is supplying the chargers for bp pulse as part of a multi-year contract between the two companies, announced in April 2022, for chargers and related services to support bp’s growth in electrification.

Jane Hunter, Tritium CEO, said: “Tritium envisions a world in which fast EV charging is everywhere. We’re grateful to the bp team for their order and look forward to working together to support bp pulse as they build a reliable, accessible fast charging network around the world.”

bp’s order includes a mix of Tritium’s 50kW RTM and 150kW PKM chargers. Tritium’s RTM is the company’s first modular charger and one of the most advanced DC fast chargers on the market. Ideal for network operators, dealerships, and the retail and hospitality industries, the RTM uses a single person lift power module system for easier power upgrades, maintenance and serviceability.

Tritium’s high-powered and modular 150kW PKM charger uses a pool of shared power to deliver higher charger availability and power output, through Tritium’s innovative micro-grid design. The model is popular across fleets, network operators, heavy commercial units, retail and hospitality.

Hunter added: “As a result of bp’s order, Tritium’s industry-leading fast EV chargers will make it easier than ever before for commercial and everyday drivers to join the emobility transition.”

Tritium anticipates manufacturing the chargers destined for bp’s European and American markets in the company’s Lebanon, Tennessee facility. This opened in August 2022 and is expected to reach a production capacity of 30,000 units per year at full maturity. The chargers for bp’s Australian markets are expected to be manufactured in Tritium’s Brisbane factory which has a capacity of 5,000 units per year.

This announcement comes two months after Tritium CEO Jane Hunter joined bp CEO Bernard Looney for the Australia launch of bp’s global electrification brand, bp pulse. The executives appeared together to officially open the new bp pulse fast charge points at bp Bayside at Brighton East in Melbourne.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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