Australian company Tritium, which manufactures direct current (DC) fast chargers for Electric Vehicles (EV), has announced it will expand its American footprint with a new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Tennessee. Production is expected to start at the facility sometime in the third quarter of 2022,
Recently listed on the US NASDAQ, Tritium’s new DC fast charger manufacturing facility is currently expected to include up to six production lines. Products will include the Company’s award-winning RTM and all-new PKM150 models; the facility will employ more than 500 people over the next five years and produce more than 10,000 DC fast charger units per year, with the potential to produce approximately 30,000 units per year at peak capacity.
All chargers produced at the facility are expected to comply with applicable Buy America Act provisions under Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements for domestic sourcing. The US Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”) is expected to provide $7.5 billion of investment for deploying a network of 500,000 EV chargers along highway corridors in the United States. This network is intended to facilitate long-distance travel, as well as shorter distance travel within communities, to provide convenient charging options and encourage the electrification of transportation across the country.
Founded in 2001, Tritium designs and manufactures proprietary hardware and software to create advanced and reliable DC fast chargers for electric vehicles. Tritium’s compact and robust chargers are designed to look great on Main Street and thrive in harsh conditions, through technology engineered to be easy to install, own, and use.