Tritium DCFC Limited, a Brisbane-based manufacturer of direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles, has entered into a multi-year contract with bp for the supply of chargers and related services to support bp’s global EV charging network.
This forms a step change in the strategic nature of the relationship between both companies, with an initial order for the UK and Australian & New Zealand markets of just under 1,000 chargers.
Just last month bp pulse, the oil giant’s EV charging business bp pulse, announced a plan to triple its number of EV charging points in the U.K to 16,000 and to 70,000 fast chargers globally by 2030, spending ₤1 billion over 10 years. This latest move represents an expansion of that plan beyond the U.K. to include the two nations with close ties to Great Britain.
The bp deal comes as Tritium rushes to increase its manufacturing capacity. Tritium in February said it would build a new manufacturing facility in Tennessee that will initially produce 10,000 fast chargers a year, but has the capacity to triple output.
“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,” said Richard Bartlett, Senior Vice President, bp pulse.
“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,” said Tritium CEO Jane Hunter. “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.”