As part of its international expansion programme, Australian-based electric vehicle specialist, Tritium, has signed its first preferred-supplier agreement in Europe with E-WALD, a German provider of emobility solutions.
E-WALD, which operates a fleet of electric cars and charging stations across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, has been appointed to install and support the Veefil Electric Vehicle Fast Charger throughout these countries, as well exclusively market the charger to its customers.
E-WALD, one of the fastest-growing e-carsharing organisations in Germany, currently has a fleet of nearly 200 EVs which contains sixteen different models, from sports cars to small vans, together with a network of over 140 charging stations.
Veefil electric vehicle fast charger features:
– The world’s only aluminium structure and liquid-cooled fast charger, functioning in -35 degrees C to +55 degrees C. This makes it more robust than other chargers over a wide range of environmental conditions, including temperature, humidity and corrosive conditions – increasing reliability and reducing maintenance.
– Has the smallest footprint and lowest weight of all DC EV fast chargers, increasing location options and reducing shipping and installation costs. It can fit neatly at the end of a standard parking bay within existing infrastructure.
– Weighs only 165 kg – at least half the weight of most other EV fast chargers – and is a polycarbonate and aluminium construction, ensuring long-term stability of the entire enclosure, which leads to lower maintenance costs.
– Attractive design, easy to use – awarded 2014 Good Design Australia Award.
Veefil electric vehicle fast charger specification:
|Connector types||CHAdeMO, SAE Type 1 / CCS Type 2|
|Output current (max)||125 A|
|Input voltage range||380-480 Vac 3ø (50 – 60 Hz)|
|Input current (max)||80A (AC)|
|IP rating||IP65, NEMA Type 3R|
|Operating temperature||-20°C to 55°C (-35°C option)|
|Audible noise||60 dB|
|Electrical protection||Short circuit; Over voltage; RCD|
|Dimensions||2000(H) x 750 (W) x 330(D) mm|
“Germany is an exciting place right now in the development of EVs, and one of the most progressive countries in terms of embracing this technology,” comments Paul Sernia, Commercial Director at Tritium. “Our aim is to find good, local partners with which to work internationally and we are therefore delighted to bring E-WALD on board as our preferred supplier for this important region. Not only are they extremely experienced and well-respected in the EV market, they also have expansion plans that match our own and similar high standards of operation.
“There are increasing signs that confidence in EVs is growing across the globe. And although levels of public and political awareness vary in different territories, putting fast-charging infrastructures in place is now widely acknowledged as being essential to the acceptance of electric cars and an expansion of the market. We will see that once that infrastructure is in place, the floodgates will open.”
“We started trials of the the Veefil fast charger in December 2013 in Bavaria”, explains Anton Achatz, COO of E-WALD. “Because of its unique liquid-cooled technology, it operates in exceptionally cold weather and so is ideal for our winter conditions.
“Our philosophy is to offer customers the very best experience in driving electric vehicles and the Veefil is one of the most technologically-advanced fast chargers available today. We have high expectations for its uptake in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and are delighted to be working in partnership with Tritium in this venture.”