Brisbane, Australia, January 19, 2021 – Tritium, a global leader in DC fast charging technology for electric vehicles (EVs), had its first RTM75 installed at Broadbeach along the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

This milestone installation and COVID Works for Queensland project was made possible through joint efforts from the City of Gold Coast and the Queensland government. In the coming weeks, a total of 10 Tritium 75kW chargers will be installed within a 50km radius, providing EV drivers with the newest and most advanced fast charging technology in Broadbeach, Coolangatta, Southport, Pimpama, Bundall and Nerang. The power provided to these EV chargers will be offset by the City’s Virtual Power Plant, which generates solar power from over 47 city buildings.

“We listened to customers across the globe, and the RTM75 is the result of those conversations,” said Jane Hunter, CEO, Tritium. “These chargers, assembled in Tritium’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Brisbane, can be installed quickly, are upgradeable and have the narrowest profile on the market, making them suitable to be installed anywhere, from retail carparks to dense urban environments.”

Tritium’s RTM75 allows drivers to add 75 km (46 mi) of range to an EV in as little as 10 minutes. This slim charger is built with urban, retail, fleet and public environments in mind, and is capable of simultaneously charging two vehicles at once. Additionally, the RTM75 supports all charging standards on the market, including CCS and CHAdeMO, and satisfies the needs of all batteries up to 920V.

“The RTM75 is the first product on Tritium’s new Modular Scalable Charging (MSC) hardware platform which provides the next level of flexibility, capital efficiency and scalability, while maintaining the attractive, compact and low maintenance design attributes Tritium products have become known for,” said Dr David Finn, Chief Growth Officer and Founder, Tritium. “The electrification of transportation is at tipping point, so our customers want to know how they can easily extend their charging site capacity over the coming years. They want no regrets and capital efficient scaling of their charging sites. Tritium’s MSC hardware platform allows our customers to scale their charging sites for half the price and configure their charging sites for a desired reliability.”

The RTM75 is equipped with Plug and Charge (ISO 15118) technology, eliminating the need for credit card payments or RFID authentication at the charger, creating a more convenient and reliable experience for EV drivers. This DC fast charger, with its IP65 sealed enclosure and liquid cooled technology, protects electronics from dust, water, salt and other contaminants, and thrives in any environment from -35°C to +50°C (-31°F to +122°F). 

About Tritium
Founded in 2001 by e-mobility pioneers, Tritium designs and manufactures proprietary technology to create the world’s most advanced and reliable DC fast chargers for electric vehicles.

Compact, robust designs to look great on the main street or thrive in the world’s harshest conditions, Tritium technology is easy to install, easy to own and easy to use. And we never stop innovating to support our customers around the world.

Contact us to see how we’re revolutionising electric transportation.

MSC hardware platform allows operators to incrementally scale charger deployments to meet the unique needs of specific environments for the first time

Brisbane, Australia, November 17, 2020 – Tritium, a global leader in DC fast charging technology for electric vehicles (EVs), has unveiled the first platform to enable truly scalable electric vehicle charging networks anywhere in the world, with the launch of its MSC hardware platform.

The MSC (Modular Scalable Charging) hardware platform provides customers with the flexibility to increase the power level of their charger as EV charging capabilities advance, and “pay as you grow”. Charger power can be increased in 25kW increments, starting at 25kW and increasing to 350kW and beyond.

As part of the launch, the company also revealed the first charger built on the platform with the unveiling of its next-gen RTM75 DC Fast Charger, allowing drivers to add 75 km (46 mi) of range to an electric vehicle in 10 minutes of charging. The slim charger also allows for simultaneous charging of two vehicles at once and is built with urban, retail, fleet and public environments in mind.

“This has been something the industry and our customers have asked for over the years, and we are the first company in the world to deliver it,” said Jane Hunter, CEO of Tritium. “With our MSC platform, 50kW DC chargers can quickly be upgraded to 75kW, 100kW, and beyond, without a rip-and-replace required.”

“This solution is future-proofing governments and network operators across the globe, something they have been crying out for. No longer is a charger just a charger; instead, it’s a first step to meet the needs of both today’s and tomorrow’s electric vehicles.”

MSC Hardware Platform to Revolutionise EV Charger Networks with True Future-Proof Capability

Previously, network operators were required to pre-order and install chargers from a set of prefabricated charging options; often set at 50kW (fast or rapid chargers), 175kW or 350kW (high power or ultra-fast chargers).

However, the MSC hardware platform allows for the quick installation of additional power electronics modules within each MSC-designed charger, such as the RTM75 and future iterations of Tritium chargers. For instance, charger operators can purchase an RTM75 charger but start at 25kW or 50kW, pending their current power requirements, and scale to 75kW as their charging needs increase.

“The MSC hardware platform provides the next level of capital efficiency and scalability while still providing all the great attributes Tritium’s products have become known for: design, slimness, and low maintenance,” said Dr David Finn, Chief Growth Officer and Founder, Tritium. “The electrification of transportation is at tipping point, so our customers want to know how they can easily extend their charging site capacity over the coming years. They want no regrets and capital efficient scaling of their charging sites. Tritium’s MSC Hardware Platform allows our customers to scale their charging sites for half the price and configure their charging sites for a desired reliability.”

“The MSC platform will allow Tritium to rapidly deploy new product and our aim is to provide at least one new product every quarter to address the needs of customers servicing the home/workplace, public, fleet depot, segments. The first product on the MSC Hardware Platform is the RTM75, with the PKM150 and PKM350 following in 2021.”

The RTM75: Built for workplace, public and fleet depot charging applications.

Recent announcements across the globe point to EVs becoming dominant on our roads in the near future. In the US, President-Elect Joe Biden proposed in the lead-up to the election a US$400 billion public investment in the automobile industry to improve battery technology and change the federal vehicle fleet to electric cars and trucks, while also installing 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the country. In Europe, July 2020 was a record-breaking month for EV registrations – according to JATO, a provider of automotive data, volumes that month rose 131 per cent year-on-year to 230,700. And in Australia, the South Australian Government has recently pledged to transition its entire Government fleet to EVs by 2030.

To cater for an expected increase in the need for public charging infrastructure, Tritium has worked in collaboration with their customers to develop a scalable solution that can be installed quickly in retail, urban and public environments where the demand for easy-to-access charging infrastructure will be most pronounced.

“We listened to the industry, our customers and to governments across the globe, and the RTM75 is the result of those conversations,” said Hunter. “These chargers can be installed quickly, scale as required, and are suitable to be installed anywhere; from shopping centre carparks, to urban environments, and at service stations, the RTM75 is ready for primetime.”

The RTM75 facilitates simultaneous charging for two EVs at a time and supports all charging standards on the market, including CCS and CHAdeMO, and satisfies the needs of all batteries up to 920V.

Further, the RTM75 is equipped with Plug and Charge (ISO 15118) technology, eliminating credit card payments or RFID authentication at the charger. Instead customers can pay through the charging cable when it communicates to the car directly; a driver simply plugs in their EV, charges their car, and drives away knowing that payment was automatically and securely managed via a set of digital authentication certificates that contain pre-approved payment and configurations.

The RTM75 is designed to accommodate the most stringent acoustic noise regulations with ‘Whisper Mode’, giving owners the flexibility to derate the charger’s power to meet municipal noise abatement requirements. Coupled with the sealed electronics enclosure and legendary small footprint for which Tritium is renowned, the RTM75 can be installed in spaces where other chargers just simply cannot fit. The fully sealed enclosure significantly reduces wear and tear, decreasing the need for maintenance, and prolonging the life of the charger. This next-gen IP65 fully-sealed fast charger can withstand the elements from -35°C to +50°C (-31°F to +122°F), while keeping electronics free from dust, water, salt, or other contaminants.

About Tritium

Founded in 2001 by e-mobility pioneers, Tritium designs and manufactures proprietary technology to create the world’s most advanced and reliable DC fast chargers for electric vehicles.

Compact, robust designs to look great on the main street or thrive in the world’s harshest conditions, Tritium technology is easy to install, easy to own and easy to use.  And we never stop innovating to support our customers around the world.

Contact us to see how we’re revolutionising electric transportation.

Tritium’s new RT175-S fast charger brings the rate to power EVs closer to the speed of a gas station visit.

[TORRANCE, CA] –  August 18, 2020]– The electric vehicle (EV) charging experience is now even closer to the speed of a gas station visit with the new DC fast charger from leading provider, Tritium. The RT175-S smart charging system can power EVs to an 80 percent charge in 15 minutes and is the first charger on the U.S. market capable of Plug and Charge, a communications protocol enabling electric vehicles and charging equipment to communicate, authenticate and bill customers via the charging cable. No longer will drivers need an RFID membership card, smartphone application or credit card reader to pay for their charge. With Plug and Charge, a charging session can be automatically and securely billed from the moment the plug connects to the vehicle, regardless of the network operator. This advancement in charging technology streamlines and simplifies the charging experience, while improving customer data security.  

Not only does the RT175-S make the charging experience more convenient than ever, but the technology serves modern vehicle class fleets that previously were unattainable with other industry charging solutions. This unit provides a powerful 175kW charge through an elegant and compact design, making it an economical solution for sites where limited space for charging is available. 

“The RT175-S is groundbreaking technology for the market. With more than 1.5 million EVs on the road in the U.S., this charger is a perfect solution to grow charging infrastructure and further the transition to electrified transportation,” said Jane Hunter, CEO of Tritium. “The RT175-S is the ideal solution for high population areas and can easily be adopted for highway rest stop, fuel stations, municipalities, utilities, fleets, retail, education, destination centers, and heavy infrastructure such as mining and ports”. 

The RT175-S is easy to install, boasts a power efficiency averaging 95 percent and is IP65 rated, providing cost savings and optimal functionality in a wide range of environmental conditions. Like other Tritium chargers, this fast charger has a small footprint and is liquid-cooled, featuring tilt sensors for additional safety. 

“This technology requires minimal maintenance, maximizes uptime and has a secure payment system that allows customers to feel at ease when using the charger,” said Dave Finn, Founder and Chief Growth Officer of Tritium. “With the RT175-S, EV drivers will soon have a new level of energy freedom, finding more charging installations in convenient locations where they live, work and travel.

This fast charger with its isolated power unit and integrated reinforced isolating transformer allows for continuous 175kW operation at 104°F/40degC and 150kW operation at 122°F/50degC. Optional features include cold weather kit for operation down to -22°F/-30degC, escutcheon panel with interlocked pad lockable isolator for added safety, increased SCCR to 100kA for grid connection with high available fault currents and site power management and load balancing for multiple charger sites. It offers quick and secure payment methods for EV drivers, with credit card compatibility integrated with distinct payment models, including fixed price charging, pre-authorized/post settlement variable pricing and charges based on elapsed time for kWh consumed. 

About Tritium 

Tritium is an industry leading technology solutions partner for charging infrastructure. We design and manufacture cutting-edge DC fast charging hardware and offer a range of innovative technology-engineered solutions for robust connectivity. Driven by a mission to provide energy freedom through a vision of DC charging everywhere, Tritium is pursuing a world where drivers can go as far as they want, wherever they want.  

Tritium has deployed over 4,500 charging stations in 38 countries and provided over 600,000+ charging sessions. Their award-winning chargers have been installed across the globe for customers like Nissan, ENEL X, Honda, NASA Visitor Center, Topgolf, Circle-K, Harley-Davidson, IONITY, CalTech, Speedy’s convenience stores, Shell/Greenlots and many others. 

With offices in the U.S., Australia and the Netherlands, Tritium is driving the global transition to e-mobility. For more information, visit https://www.tritium.com.au Tritium Media Contact:

Sarah Malpeli

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By Kevin Pugh, country manager at Tritium.

It’s clear that the ubiquity of battery electric vehicles (EVs) is inevitable, and the data suggests mass uptake is closer than we think: registrations of EVs in the United Kingdom ARE UP 122 PER CENT THIS YEAR.  

Auto industry commentators are increasingly discussing the EV future in the United Kingdom nowadays, citing improvements in affordability and infrastructure as the key drivers to uptake.

Among those oft-cited improvements in infrastructure is the Government’s plan to install AN ADDITIONAL 1,000 STREETLIGHT CHARGERS across the nation for £2.5m, while the vehicles themselves are becoming increasingly affordable in line with the evolution of the vehicle’s most expensive part, the battery, which is becoming much more efficient to manufacture.

But this is just half the picture, one which ignores what EV drivers actually require.

Most discussions centring around infrastructure in the UK repeatedly cite the aggregate number of chargers on our roads or in shopping centre carparks, for instance, in an effort to highlight that EV infrastructure is now available widely.

Yet what is rarely, if ever, discussed is the actual power of the charger i.e. how fast a typical charger can charge a vehicle. And it is the charger’s speed which is the critical piece in the EV infrastructure puzzle.

The government can roll out 1,000 streetlight chargers across Britain, but if these chargers are used the way most people charge their vehicles in public, charging from a lamp post will barely register a blip on the average EV battery.

Slow versus rapid charging: it’s night and day

Lamp post chargers are ideally suited for “slow, through the night” charging, where the vehicle is plugged in for many hours.

These will max out at about 3.6kW of charging – that may not mean much to the average person, but when we put it into the context of how long it will take to charge the average EV, the lack of power this entails is striking.

For every 10 minutes of charge, a 3.6kW lamp post charger will add just over two miles of range.

If we expand the numbers, it will take more than 90 minutes to add the amount of range that drivers in the UK commute on average every day – about 20 miles, ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT.

But who has 90 minutes to spare to gain just 20 miles of range?

For some drivers this will address the issue of a lack of off-street parking (where drivers charge in their own garage or carport overnight), assuming they can find a parking spot near an equipped lamp post, of course.

But there remains a massive issue: that being, the lack of faster public charging coverage.

For those in need of a quick charge, such as fleets or taxis and those drivers who undertake significantly longer-than-the-average daily commute, streetlight chargers will be simply too weak to be relied upon for anything beyond through-the-night charging.

As commentators have discussed, the infrastructure availability is important as it goes a long way to addressing the larger concerns people have when it comes to deciding whether to purchase an EV or not: that is, where can they charge?

But just as pressing is the follow-up question: how long does it take to charge?

Unfortunately, discussions around the number of chargers only tell half the story and generally lack the finer details around what these chargers can do. In this case, performance of charging stations is far more important than proliferation.

More education, and certainly more context, is needed.

Compare a streetlight charger’s power to the following:

The conversation needs to shift up a gear and address power along with paucity

The UK can roll out an infinite amount of streetlight chargers and it will never address the biggest issue facing EV drivers, an issue which will slow or stifle EV uptake across the country: people considering purchasing an EV fear being stranded with nowhere to charge.

Or they fear being stuck charging from a wall socket during an emergency, having to wait too long to get enough range to get to where they need to be.

It’s simply unreasonable to rely on a network of streetlight chargers – in which drivers need to charge for 90 minutes to get just enough charge to undertake the average commute – to address the primary blocker to mass EV uptake.

Boris Johnson’s PRE-ELECTION PROMISE TO PROVIDE £500M to install a rapid 50kW charging network with a charger located within 30 miles of each citizen is more to the tune of what needs to happen to ensure the incoming wave of EV drivers are able to capably and regularly charge their vehicles.

Time will tell if this plan will come to fruition, but at least it’s now part of the discussion.

As a nation, from the government to the media, we need to look at the chargers we are rolling out as infrastructure, and consider factors such as what certain chargers can do, where they are ideally placed, what funding is needed and how quickly these chargers can add range.

Otherwise, the UK will be left with a lot of expensive and ineffective chargers.

Source: HTTPS://WWW.FLEETNEWS.CO.UK