Australian-based Tritium has won a contract from the Queensland government to supply 15 of its Veefil-RT 50 kW fast chargers for a new Queensland Super Highway.
Queensland Environment Minister Steven Miles says the 1,800 km chain of chargers, from the Gold Coast to Cairns, will be the largest fast-charging network in any one state in the world, and will “kick-start the state’s EV revolution.”
There will be 18 fast chargers in the first phase of the project, which is due to be operational in the next six months. There will be no cost to drivers for the first year, and the chargers will use renewable energy purchased through green energy credits or offsets.
The Veefil-RT supports both CHAdeMO and CCS/SAE Combo standards. It can add 50 km of range to a typical EV battery in 10 minutes, or recharge to 80 percent of capacity in around 30 minutes.
“Tritium is proud to be involved, particularly as the Veefil was created in Brisbane, Queensland, our home state, and we are the only Australian designer and manufacturer of fast chargers for EVs,” says Commercial Director Paul Sernia. “The Veefil-RT can also be used by commercial vehicles, and a developing fast charging infrastructure in the state will encourage organisations to consider changing to electric fleets and electric public transport.”