Brisbane-based/Australia-based Tritium, developer and manufacturer of the award-winning Veefil 50 kW DC fast charger for electric vehicles, has announced it is to open its first overseas premises in California in the US in early 2017.
The American facility will focus on technical customer support, assembly, manufacturing and R&D.
In 2015, Tritium signed a major deal with ChargePoint, the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle charging network to install the Veefil on major routes across the US.
The new Tritium facility will be located in the city of Torrance in southern California and will be employing local staff.
Last week Tritium announced the launch of three new DC fast chargers, creating a range of Veefil units that give customers increased options to provide a charging service for vehicles that are privately owned and those employed in the business sector:
• Veefil UT 50kW DC fast charger – Designed specifically for energy and utility companies worldwide, the Veefil UT is the first fast charger designed to connect directly to the grid. A solution for metering, switch gear and protection systems in a single unit – significantly reducing installation and maintenance costs.
• Veefil WP 12kW DC fast charger – Designed specifically for the work place and ideal for fleet applications, this extremely compact and light-weight charger fits easily into existing car parking areas and will charge 120km in two hours. A cost-effective solution to providing multiple chargers in the workplace where a longer charging period is possible.
• Veefil 22kW DC fast charger – The same specifications as the original Veefil 50kW DC fast charger but designed to give customers more options and ideal for locations which are dependent on a lower power supply. Approximate charging time for 120km is one hour.
“The vast majority of our Veefil fast chargers are sold in the US, Europe and Asia,” explains Paul Sernia, Tritium’s commercial director. “At the moment all the units are manufactured in Australia, but as our market share has expanded significantly since we launched in 2013, we now need to open regional facilities to maintain our high levels of customer support.”