An Australian-made Electric Vehicle charger has taken the prestigious Good Design Award, beating strong competition from products such as the Audi A3 sedan and the new Melbourne e-class tram.
The Veefil fast charger as it is known, is the work of Brisbane-based company Tritium and is the culmination of 10 years of technological development.
The charger can add 50km range to an EV battery in just 10 minutes, something which would take a standard wall socket 3 hours to achieve. It is also the first liquid-cooled charger in the international EV fast charger sector, which mean it can withstand extreme temperatures almost anywhere in the world.
This on top of its small footprint and light-weight design, gives it a unique market advantage and making it more accessible to install in different locations and Tritium expects the charger to make an impact in more areas of convenience for motorists, such as airports, coffee shops, service and shopping centres to name a few.
“Our intention in developing Veefil® was to produce not only the most technologically-advanced fast charger for the EV market, but one that was easy to install, easy to use and easy to own, “explains Tritium Managing Director, David Finn.
“The size, design and visual appearance of the unit was an important aspect of the product’s development and I am delighted this was recognised by the judging panel, in what was an extremely competitive award.”