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Tritium Expanding Charger Service Team

March 28, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Is Looking for Technicians to Support the U.S. Market

Tritium is looking for EVSE/electric vehicle support equipment service technicians in the U.S. as it tackles the American market – the Brisbane, Australia-based manufacturer of Veefil brand fast DC electric vehicle chargers opened an office in Torrance, Calif., last month.

Tritium to Show New DC Fast-Chargers

October 16, 2016 in Companies, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Veefil Tradename for 50-, 22-, and 12-Kilowatt Units,
Connected, 50-Kilowatt Veefil UT Is Designed for Fleets

Australia’s Tritium is adding 12- and 22-kilowatt DC fast-chargers to its Veefil production line, augmenting an existing 50-kilowatt Veefil unit – and adding connectivity to the 50-kilowatt offering, a feature aimed specifically at fleets.

Tritium's new Veefil chargers

Tritium’s new Veefil chargers

“Tritium’s philosophy is to work closely with its customers to tailor our products to their requirements, and from our discussions with them on what they really need we have developed three new products, including one specifically for the fleet market, which we will be marketing internationally,” commercial director Paul Sernia said in a release (emphasis added).

“All the new products provide the same benefits as the original Veefil. The (50-kilowatt) Veefil UT is available now and the (12-kilowatt) Veefil WP and Veefil 22kW will be ready to ship early 2017,” he said.

A Range of Four DC Fast-Chargers

“These new charging products now create a Veefil range of four chargers – with all the chargers sharing Tritium’s unique technology (including liquid cooling),” says the new product release. All are both CHAdeMO- and SAE Combo- compatible.

The products will be shown this week at eCarTec, which runs October 18-20 in Munich.

Tritium notes further that

  • the connected-for-fleets 50-kilowatt Veefil UT has been designed specifically for energy and utility companies worldwide – and is “the first fast charger designed to connect directly to the grid.” It is “a solution for metering, switch gear and protection systems in a single unit,” Tritium says, “significantly reducing installation and maintenance costs;”
  • the 22-kilowatt Veefil DC fast charger is similar to the company’s original 50-kilowatt unit, but is designed to give customers more options in locations dependent on a lower power supply; and
  • the compact 12-kilowatt Veefil WP DC fast charger, “designed specifically for the workplace and ideal for fleet applications,” fits easily into existing car parking areas and can provide 120 kilometers (about 75 miles) of charge in two hours.

The Veefil line’s aluminum chassis and liquid cooling allow the units to operate in a wide range of climactic conditions with increased reliability and reduced maintenance.

In addition to its EVSE/electric vehicle support equipment products for DC fast-charging, Tritium promotes BMS/battery management systems and inverters for EVs. Tritium and California-based ChargePoint announced distribution deal for the United States last year (F&F, March 27, 2015).

Tritium badge may be seen on this detail of U.S.-based ChargePoint's CPE200 'Express 200' DC fast-charger.

Tritium badge may be seen on this detail of U.S.-based ChargePoint’s CPE200 ‘Express 200’ DC fast-charger.

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Source: Tritium with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Georgia Power Adds, Plans EV Charging

October 2, 2015 in EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Equipment from Efacec with ChargePoint Networking

Georgia Power has opened 11 new public electric vehicle charging islands at utility properties across the state. They mark the completion of the first phase of planned charging infrastructure being developed by the company which will include approximately 61 community charging islands for public use statewide by the end of 2016.

ChargePoint Taps Australia’s Tritium

March 27, 2015 in Companies, EVs, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firms Join Forces for Networked DC Fast-Charging in the U.S.

California-based ChargePoint and Melbourne, Australia-based Tritium have disclosed a partnership whereby Tritium will supply its Veefil brand DC fast chargers for networked electric vehicle charging installations across the U.S.

It’s the first U.S. contract for Tritium, states a release.

ChargePoint is to install ‘Veefil’ DC fast chargers from Australia’s Tritium in the U.S.

ChargePoint is to install ‘Veefil’ DC fast chargers from Australia’s Tritium in the U.S.

The liquid-cooled Tritium fast-charge units have a power output of 50 kilowatts, sufficient to provide up to 80 miles or 128 kilometers worth of electricity in just 20 minutes via SAE-Combo connector or CHAdeMO connectors. Tesla drivers will be able to use the CHAdeMO connector with an adapter slated to go on sale shortly, the companies say.

“ChargePoint approached us because it was attracted by both the design and unique technology of the Veefil, plus the fact that it is extremely simple for the EV owner to use,” Tritium CEO David Finn says in the collaboration announcement.

Quick Deployment

“We were looking for a strong partner in the U.S. which had excellent distribution and an established network throughout the country,” he said. “I’m excited by the rate and high volume at which ChargePoint will be able to deploy our product into this market and its commitment to establishing a major network of DC fast chargers.”

The Tritium units will be installed on major routes across the country and will be part of a ChargePoint network of more than 21,000 EV charging stations, ChargePoint says, noting that it recently partnered with Volkswagen and BMW to build express charging corridors on both the east and west coasts of the U.S. (F&F, January 23).

TritiumVeefil-logo“The stations will be ChargePoint-branded, clearly marked as DC Fast stations, and the connectors will be labeled so drivers know which is compatible with their car,” ChargePoint says.

‘Drivers Can Depend on An EV as Their Only Vehicle’

“These stations can be used by any EV equipped with fast charging and will be installed in convenient locations where drivers need them most,” said ChargePoint CEO Pasquale Romano. “With access to fast charging stations along major routes, drivers can depend on an EV as their only vehicle.”

Exclusive liquid cooling allows “robust charging over a wide range of environmental conditions, including temperature, humidity and corrosive conditions – increasing reliability and reducing maintenance,” says the ChargePoint-Tritium release.

The Veefil charger is further said to have the smallest footprint and lowest weight of all 50-kilowatt DC fast chargers, increasing location options and reducing shipping and installation costs. The unit weighs just 364 pounds (165 kilograms) and boasts polycarbonate-and-aluminum construction.

Paul Sernia is Tritium commercial director.

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Source: Tritium via ChargePoint with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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