Tritium (Nasdaq: DCFC) is an Aussie company that is now supplying EV chargers across the world and today the company announced a new multi-year deal with BP for the supply of DC fast chargers for electric vehicles.
While there’s no word on the value of the deal, we do know the supply of chargers and related services to support bp’s global EV charging network will in quantity, be close to 1,000 units.
Interestingly this initial order is said to be for the supply of the UK and Australian & New Zealand markets. While BP Chargemaster has been a thing in the UK (using ABB chargers) this is the first time we’ve heard of BP electric vehicle infrastructure heading down under.
It seems that when they receive these chargers from Tritium, they will now compete with the likes of Chargefox, Evie Networks and other local charging options.
While some will see BP as the enemy, this move by the company into EV charging, is ultimately a great thing for consumers, particularly if they locate these chargers on some of their existing sites, in convenient locations.
Imagine you’re travelling on a road trip with family or friends and stopping for lunch. Those with ICE vehicles could fuel up, those with EVs could charge up. If we fast forward a decade down the road, we will certainly see the footprint of a service station change, with more of the site allocated to charging than refuelling.
I’m delighted that with this new global agreement with Tritium, it will help bp pulse deliver its mission to provide fast, reliable charging for EV drivers and to accelerate the roll-out of the charging infrastructure needed as the world transitions to decarbonise road transport.RICHARD BARTLETT, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BP PULSE.
Back in November, we reported that BP ANZ were hiring an EV Project Manager, the first sign an announcement like this was coming.
“The electrification of transportation is entering an incredible era when major companies like bp are providing critical support to transition the world to cleaner more reliable transportation,” “We’re thrilled to be working with bp to create greater global access to fast charging in support of their mission to become a net zero company by 2050 and to be a leader in helping the world get to net zero emissions.”Tritium CEO Jane Hunter.