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AUSTRALIAN FAST CHARGERS TO POWER UP EUROPEAN EV NETWORK

05-07-2018
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Ionity CEO Michael Hajesch and David Finn, CEO and founder of Tritium

Following its successful export and installation of 12 of its flagship high-power chargers for electric vehicles in Germany as part of the Ionity network, Ionity has now chosen Brisbane company Tritium as its technology partner for the construction of a further 100 high-power charging sites across Germany, France, the UK, Norway and Sweden.

Munich-based Ionity is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group.

Each of the new charging stations will have an average of up to six user units, each capable of delivering 350kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs. All will be equipped with the CCS combined charging system used by a wide range of vehicle manufacturers.

“We chose to partner with Tritium because they have a world-leading technology and have shown they can develop and deliver their products quickly,” said Ionity CEO Michael Hajesch.

The deal follows the installation of Ionity’s first two sites in Germany at Brohltal East and Brohltal West. Each has six high-power user units and form part of a planned rollout of around 400 EV charging sites across Europe. This network will ensure EV owners will always have access to a high-power charging station within 120km.

“We already have a leading position in the European fast-charging market and could see that demand was really taking off, which is one of the reasons we recently opened our new sales, testing and assembly facility in Amsterdam,” said David Finn CEO and Founder at Tritium. “This deal with Ionity shows just how fast the transition to EVs is happening.”

Each of the Australian designed and developed Tritium high-power chargers on the Ionity sites will deliver up to 350kW, which can add 150km of driving range to an EV in just five minutes. They include Tritium’s novel liquid-cooled technology and the complete charging infrastructure is extremely compact, typically up to 50-75% smaller than other systems on the market.

 

 

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