Electric vehicle (EV) DC fast-and high-power charging technology provider Tritium opened the doors of a new facility in Los Angeles, which will enable the company to increase production to cater for a growing sales pipeline in the Americas region.
The Tritium E-Mobility Innovation Center will feature a testing facility to allow automotive manufacturers in the U.S. to test vehicles for DC charger interoperability with the suite of advanced Tritium DC chargers. It will also provide expanded manufacturing and logistics capabilities for Tritium, along with a customer-focused Research and Development (R&D) facility to enable the company to create customized solutions to meet unique customer requests.
In addition, the company has launched the RT175s DC High Power Charger (HPC), which was designed specifically for the U.S. market. The RT175s will be available from Q4 this year and will provide the most flexible and lowest-cost installation of a charger in its class, according to company officials.
The RT175, ideal for urban areas and vertical industry deployments, is based on the Veefil-PK concept currently being installed across Europe with the IONITY network, the fastest and largest network of its kind in the world and a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and the Volkswagen Group including Audi and Porsche.
At 175kW, the RT175s can add 110 miles of range to an electric vehicle in just 10 minutes. Tritium’s flexible design and architecture approach ensures the chargers can be delivered at scale and low cost, and to suit the aesthetic requirements of the surrounding area.