The contract with Ionity is Tritium’s largest-ever deal for its 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.
“We were looking for a partner able to run with us from the start and scale up our operations in Europe,” said Ionity CEO, Michael Hajesch.
Ionity is based in Munich and was founded in 2017; it is a joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group including Audi and Porsche.
The deal means 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,” added Tritium CEO and co-founder, David Finn.
“These chargers will soon be ubiquitous along the highways of Europe and ensure the increasing number of EV owners across the continent will be able to drive whenever and wherever they want.
“The sheer number of these chargers will all but eliminate range anxiety while enabling energy freedom and announces to the world 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 or 220 miles of range in ten 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 roll-out of the next wave of chargers expected to be completed by 2020.
Currently, EV drivers have to pay an EUR8 (US$9) session fee when they want to charge at an Ionity station.