BP Pulse, an EV subsidiary of oil-and-gas conglomerate BP. Submit a new applicationTritium uses fast DC chargers to provide electric power. Tritium describes the order as “the largest order ever from one customer.” As electric vehicle adoption grows and government deadlines for phasing-out combustion vehicles approach, the deal will ensure that there will soon be more chargers.
Richard Bartlett CEO of BP Pulse stated in a press statement that the company looks forward to putting these chargers to use on three continents. BP Pulse currently has around 60 charging points in the UK Based on its online mapIt is expanding into Australia and Europe as well as the United States.
Tritium and BP entered into a multiyear contract in April 2013 with the goal of expanding BP Pulse’s fleet of fleet vehicles and publically available fast charging stations. tritium Recently partnered with DC-AmericaThe company was established in October to assist with the development of a national express shipping network in the United States. The company, which is based in the USA, also sells chargers to Canada Other customers like Osprey in the UK.
Tritium manufactures its DC chargers 50- and150-kWh at its Lebanon, Tennessee plant. This plant opened in August. It also has a Brisbane factory, Australia, where it plans on building chargers for BP Pulse deployments below. According to the company, its US plant can produce 30,000 units per annum “at full maturity”, while its Australian plant can produce 5,000 units. Tritium didn’t specify when its plants would reach production capacity.
BP’s deals in Hertz and Tritium are a sign of the growing interest among legacy fossil fuel companies in promoting the growth electric vehicles. This week, Shell, an oil major, took over Volta’s electric vehicle charging network. Both of these actions may set the tone for 2023 when electric vehicles continue to gain momentum. Some countries can get in the way of that.
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