Tritium DCFC Limited, a global leader in direct current (DC) fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), announced that the company was the top-awarded fast charger manufacturer for the first round of the State of Tennessee’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) awarded a total of over 21 million dollars of federal funding.
Over 10.5 million dollars of the total federal award, accounting for nearly 50 percent of the state’s initial NEVI funding round, was awarded to deploy 48 Tritium fast chargers across 12 new charging locations in the state.
Tritium partners Universal EV LLC and PowerUp America were awarded funding for eight and four charging sites, respectively, with Lynkwell to provide the charging software for PowerUp America’s chargers.
“We are very proud to play a key role in the electrification of Tennessee’s passenger and commercial vehicles and to contribute to the health and well-being of Tennesseans,” stated Tritium CEO Jane Hunter.
“This recognition underscores the deep roots Tritium is putting down in Tennessee with our plant in Lebanon, and NEVI wins like this will support local jobs and industry,” she added.
Tritium’s fast chargers will be manufactured at its state-of-the-art factory in Lebanon, which also exports chargers to Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
With an expansion capacity to produce up to 30,000 units per year, Tritium’s fast charger factory is one of the largest in the world.
The company believes that it is well-positioned to meet the Build America Buy America requirement that, by July of this year, at least 55 percent of the cost of all charger components be attributable to components manufactured in the United States.
Founded in 2001, the company designs and manufactures proprietary hardware and software to create advanced and reliable DC fast chargers for electric vehicles.
Tritium’s compact and robust chargers are designed to look great on Main Street and thrive in harsh conditions, through technology engineered to be easy to install, own, and use.