Australia-based fast charger manufacturer Tritium has executed a global agreement with oil giant Shell to provide fast charging technology and services. The new agreement is expected to accelerate the supply of Tritium DC fast chargers to Shell’s charging operations in Europe, South Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
“This is a great opportunity for Tritium. We have been selling EV charging infrastructure to Shell since 2020,” said Tritium CEO Jane Hunter. “Tritium technology has been designed to provide fast, rugged and reliable charging in any environment, and we look forward to working with Shell and its affiliates to deploy DC fast charging infrastructure all over the world.”
Meanwhile, Tritium has secured an order for 110 rapid chargers from the UK’s Osprey Charging Network. The Tritium chargers are expected to be added to 40 new charging destinations, increasing Osprey’s network by 25%.
Many of the new charging destinations will be located within greater London, which recently expanded its ultra-low emissions zone.
“This past September, about 15% of all British car sales were electric, setting a new record for the country and a strong indicator of the UK’s technology switch,” said Jane Hunter. “We’re pleased to be working with Osprey to increase access to rapid charging and ease drivers’ transition to EVs through a fast, reliable and convenient charging experience.”
“It’s a race to meet the ever-growing demand for EV charging in the UK,” said Osprey Charging Network CEO Ian Johnston. “Easy and intuitive user experiences are key to EV uptake, and Tritium excels in developing products that are easy to use. And, with their modular and scalable charging technology, Osprey gets market-leading reliability and the flexibility to easily increase charger power.”
As Tritium expands its global footprint, it’s planning to become a public company. In May, Tritium entered into an agreement for a business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II. The deal is currently expected to close in January 2022.