Tritium is celebrating the opening of its first factory that produces DC quick chargers within the US which is located within Lebanon, Tennessee.
The new plant, which was revealed in February, may be the largest in the United States, with the possibility of installing up to six production lines to provide the capacity of 30000 chargers per year. The company anticipates creating over 500 jobs in the state within the five years to come.
The facility was operational five weeks after the launch. The facility it will begin with a single production line. Initially it will make its Tritium RTM model (50 kW or 75 kW power output).
The first quarter of next year is when Tritium plans to begin manufacturing of its PKM150 which is a 150-watt charging station (150 kW for one vehicle, or 2x 75 kW when two electric vehicles are charging at the same time). Four PKM150 could be connected with a single power cabinet to create an electric charging station.
We are confident that in the near future, Tritium will also begin the production of models that are more powerful such as the PK350 that can deliver up 350 kW of power.
This company has invested heavily in US investing heavily in the US, based on a projection for 35 million batteries-electric vehicles being in use in the US in 2030 (compared to 2.6 million plug-ins in the month of April in 2022). This huge quantity of electric vehicles needs an extremely dense infrastructure for fast charging.
People in the US have already placed orders for Tritium chargers in huge quantities. A few weeks ago, EVCS (one of the largest EV fast-charging network operators on the West Coast) announced an order for 300 Tritium RTM (50 kW version).
The chargers will be placed throughout California, Oregon, and Washington in the states in which EVCS already has with 225 DC rapid charging stations (and the 390 AC Level 2 charging outlets). The network hopes to increase its number of chargers to 1,500 by 2023’s end.