Australia may be a global laggard in the uptake of electric vehicles, but one Australian company is ensuring its place on the global stage, opening on Tuesday the largest facility for the research and development of electric vehicle chargers in the world.
Tritium, which develops ultra-fast DC electric car chargers, and has expanded operations in both Europe and America, has officially opened a new facility at its global headquarters in the east Brisbane suburb of Murarrie.
A large proportion of EV charging is done at home, but DC ultra-fast chargers such as the Veefil-PK 350kW DC charger developed and supplied by Tritium can help to significantly reduce one of the main barriers for EV uptake in Australia – access to charging infrastructure.
In addition to adding up to 350km of range in as little as 10 minutes for those on a long trip, they can also provide recharging options for those who do not have access to home chargers such as inner city terrace and older apartment dwellers.
The new facility, which is now home to 300 sales, support and marketing, as well as R&D and engineering staff, will help the Australian-based company further establish itself as an innovative leader in the global EV charging market at the same time as creating more jobs for locals.
With an engineering and R&D team that is as large as the rest of its entire staff, Tritium’s new facility will allow it to rapidly increase the rate at which it can develop and produce its ultra-fast DC chargers, improving time to market as it helps accelerate the transition to electric cars.
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