The long-term consequences of oil companies’ interest in the charging industry remain to be seen, but they’re moving in, and they’re buying hardware.
Australian EVSE manufacturer Tritium (Nasdaq: DCFC) has entered into a multi-year contract with bp to supply chargers and related services to the bp pulse charging network. bp has placed an initial order of just under 1,000 chargers for the UK, Australia and New Zealand markets.
“This new global agreement with Tritium will help bp pulse deliver its mission to provide fast, reliable charging for EV drivers and to accelerate the roll-out of charging infrastructure,” said Richard Bartlett, Senior Vice President, bp pulse.
“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,” said Tritium CEO Jane Hunter.