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NASA plugs into Australian electric vehicle chargers

Brisbane-based EV charger maker Tritium has notched up some pretty significant installs lately, but this one is perhaps the coolest.


Brisbane-based EV charging tech company Tritium has been notching up some pretty significant achievements lately.

Not least of all, the company last month signed a deal with Munich-based IONITY to supply as many as 600 of its world-leading high power chargers for an EV charging network being rolled out across Europe.

As we reported here, the IONITY project, a joint venture with BMW Group, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group, ultimately aims to deploy a pan-European network of around 400 high power charging stations, to ensure EV drivers are always within 120km of a fast charge point.

But we thought this image – posted on LinkedIn by the company’s head of sales, Christian Hewitt – was too good not to share: eight of the company’s 50kW fast chargers installed at a car park at a NASA base in California’s Silicon Valley.

Being destination chargers, they are not Tritium’s latest or fastest technology. Those – its “world’s fastest” 350kW High Power Chargers – are capable of delivering 150km of battery range in just 5 minutes, and are better suited to to the world’s highways and autobahns.

But we’re sure they’re just right for the modern astronaut.

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