Australia-based EV charging company Tritium has signed a multi-year deal with BP for the supply of fast chargers – starting with the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
The contract’s initial order is for “just under 1000 chargers” for BP’s growing public charger network, which is already operational in the UK under ‘BP Pulse’ branding.
Brisbane-based Tritium has become a global leader in the development and manufacture of scalable public charging, with a huge presence across key EV regions in Europe and the United States.
BP announced a £1 billion UK EV charging infrastructure expansion on March 25, with plans to triple its charge points by the end of this decade.
The announcement means BP’s Australia/New Zealand regional divisions are clearly working to roll out a network of DC chargers too, to compete with the likes of Evie and Chargefox and capitalise on Australia’s EV growth curve.
It’s not hard to imagine a line of DC rapid-chargers at your local BP servo, with some food and coffee available while you wait.
“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,” said the division’s senior vice-president Richard Bartlett.
Tritium CEO Jane Hunter added her company was “thrilled” to be working with the petroleum giant.
“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,” she said.
Brisbane-based Tritium is one of Australia’s great recent success stories, having landed on the Nasdaq stock exchange at the start of 2022.
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