Charger manufacturer Tritium (Nasdaq: DCFC) has opened its first US-based charger manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Tennessee. The facility is expected to create over 500 jobs over the next five years.
Tritium’s Tennessee facility will initially produce the company’s RTM fast charger, and is expected to start producing the PKM150 early next year. These DC fast chargers are compatible with all EVs, and are expected to fulfill requirements for federal support under the Inflation Reduction Act. Tritium’s PKM150 fast charger is also expected to meet Federal Highway Administration Buy America Act standards in Q1 2023, making it suitable for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program funding.
Tritium says its top-of-the-line PKM150 charger marks “a significant improvement in EV charging technology, providing customers with flexibility when creating charging sites.” Up to four PKM150 fast chargers can be connected to one power cabinet, saving money on equipment, installation and maintenance. The PKM line of chargers features swappable modules that are designed to be replaced in minutes. Customers can choose 100 kW or 150 kW of dual-cable charging station power depending on their needs.
“The opening of our Tennessee factory is an important milestone for Tritium, for Tennessee and for American drivers,” said Tritium CEO Jane Hunter. “When we make chargers here in the US, we reduce supply chain and shipping delays, and we help build the manufacturing ecosystem that will employ more Americans.”
“Like our products, we’ve designed our manufacturing process to be modular and scalable,” said Tritium COO Glen Casey. “This design allowed us to bring the Tennessee factory online in five months.”
Source: Tritium Charging