Tritium signs deal with IONITY to supply world’s fastest chargers for additional 120 sites in Europe
29 May 2019
EV charging specialist Tritium – supplier of Ireland’s first rapid charger in Monaghan through EasyGo.ie – has signed a new deal with IONITY to supply its flagship Veefil PK 350kW DC high power chargers (HPCs) to 120 sites across Europe
Each Tritium high-power charger (HPC) can deliver 350kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs, which can add 350km of range in 10 minutes of charging.
EV charging specialist Tritium – supplier of Ireland’s first rapid charger in Monaghan through EasyGo.ie – has signed a new deal with IONITY to supply its flagship Veefil PK 350kW DC high power chargers (HPCs) to 120 sites across Europe.
Largest and fastest DC high power charging network
The contract with IONITY is Tritium’s largest-ever deal for its flagship Veefil-PKs and will see an average of four to six chargers installed per site across 23 countries in Europe, giving IONITY the largest and fastest DC high power charging network in the world.
The deal was announced at the Tritium booth (#E9) at the EVS32 Symposium in Lyon, France.
IONITY CEO Michael Hajesch said: “We were looking for an excellent strategic partner able to run with us from the start and scale up our operations in Europe. Tritium obviously fits the bill.”
IONITY is based in Munich and was founded in 2017; it is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group including Audi and Porsche.
The deal ensures that Tritium is now the largest supplier to the IONITY network; of the planned 400 sites across Europe, Tritium will supply its Veefil-PKs for at least 220 sites.
“IONITY has a vision for electric vehicle charging which mirrors ours; it’s not just about the speed of the charge but the experience for customers,” said David Finn, CEO and co-founder, Tritium.
“These chargers will soon be ubiquitous along the highways of Europe and ensure that the increasing number of EV owners across the continent will be able to drive whenever and wherever they want.
‘All but eliminate range anxiety’
“The sheer number of these chargers will all but eliminate range anxiety while enabling energy freedom and announces to the world that EVs are here to stay.”
Each Tritium high-power charger (HPC) can deliver 350kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs, which can add 350km of range in 10 minutes of charging. All will be equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS) used by a wide range of vehicle manufacturers.
The deal includes 24/7 remote and on-site support, with the rollout of the next wave of chargers expected to be completed by 2020. Currently, EV drivers have to pay an €8 session fee when they want to charge at an IONITY station.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2019/05/29/tritium-signs-deal-with-ionity-to-supply-worlds-fastest-chargers-for-additional-120-sites-in-europe/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a4-11-1024x684.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a4-11-300x300.jpgNewsbatteries,electric vehicles,transport