Scalable EV Charging Platform Created by Tritium Aims to Meet Increasing Demand in the Changing Automotive Industry

By Thomas Price Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Climate change has become a far more present threat in the lives of many people as awareness has led to actions by everyone to help lower global carbon emissions. One of the major ways this has been happening is the transition away from internal combustion engine vehicles. In its places, electric vehicles have become more and more popular with both the average consumer and with places of business. However, one issue with this has been the accessibility of charging stations and their ability to scale properly, especially in regard to power allocation. However, that could soon be an issue of the past with Tritium’s newest technology. So what is Tritium’s new technology and what kind of impact could it have on the EV charging world?

Tritium’s New Technology

Tritium is a company focused heavily on fast charging technology for electric vehicles. They are one of the largest electric vehicle charging station creators in the world and have consistently tried to break new ground. Their newest creation may certainly fall under the groundbreaking category, with the company recently unveiling the world’s very first scalable electric vehicle charging platform. The basic premise of the platform’s most notable feature is the ability to scale up charging power in 25KW increments all the way from 25KW to above 350KW. This has been achieved through Tritium’s Modular Scaling Charging hardware which allows for this kind of flexibility. Prior to this new technology, operators of charging stations had to install them with preset charging options limiting each station to one power setting. The settings were usually 50KW, 175KW, or 350KW, offering significantly fewer options for the consumers who would then have to use these charging stations. While this is clearly the highlight of the new features on Tritium’s charging platform, it is by no means the only major announcements made by the company.

Of the many other notable features, the RTM75 DC fast charger is certainly another highlight. With charging speeds continually improving the RTM75 DC, fast charger has raised the bar even higher with the capability to add 46 miles of range onto an electric vehicle within a measly 10 minutes of charging. Another major innovation of the RTM75 is its capabilities to charge two different electric vehicles at the same time while supporting all different charging standards at the market. Even while charging two electric vehicles, the RTM75 will be able to charge in full all batteries up to 920V. Tritium’s new charging platform will be available on the market by the second quarter of 2021.

Positive Future for EVs and Tritium

Tritium’s place at the forefront of electric vehicle charging puts the company in a very strong position, considering the expected growth of the EV industry in the coming years. In fact, the change to an EV dominant transport system is already beginning with electric vehicles set to triple their market share in Europe in 2020 following 8% of all car sales being electric in the first half of the year. This change really only represents the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the future of the EV market. This is more evident, especially considering the many different car manufacturers who have made bold pledges to radically change their future inventory to mostly electric offerings. This also bodes well for Tritium due to one of their largest customers being Ionity, which is an EV charging venture created by Volkswagen AG, BMW, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co, Hyundai Motor Co, Nissan Motor Co Ltd, Honda Motor Co Ltd, and Harley-Davidson Inc. Europe’s charging points and stations are not currently keeping up with the actual sale of EVs, thus Tritium will almost certainly have incredible demand for their own platform in the future.

Final Conclusions

Tritium’s innovations in the electric charging world are surely to send ripples through an industry that desperately needs to expand at the pace of their counterpart, electric vehicles. While their platform is not expected to see use in the public until 2021, Tritium’s impact should be felt very quickly as it is rolled out. Scalable charging levels, faster speeds, and simultaneous charges between two different electric vehicles give the charging market a jolt of energy that could seriously bolster the pace and availability of the stations worldwide.

About the Author

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Tom Price is a writer focusing on Entertainment and Sports Features. He has a degree from NYU in English with a minor in Creative Writing. He has been previously published for Washington Square News, Dignitas, CBR, and Numbers on the Boards.

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