Australian EVSE manufacturer Tritium, which recently expanded into the UK and opened an office in the US, has set its sights on another continent, beginning trials of its Veefil-RT 50 kW DC charger in China.
The first Veefil charger has been installed in Jiangsu Province, near the financial center of Shanghai.
“China is currently one of the most dynamic EV markets globally,” says Tritium’s Commercial Director, Paul Sernia. “The government is keen to stimulate sales, with a range of subsidies and purchase advantages available. Plus, the country has developed a methodology that enables it to bring new automotive models to the market rapidly. Our Veefil-RT charger is ‘China-ready’ and we are actively seeking partners in the country.”
Tritium is developing its China strategy in collaboration with Oxford University Innovation.
“Tritium is exactly the type of entrepreneurial and innovative company that we look to work with,” says Dr. David Baghurst, Managing Director, Oxford University Innovation (Hong Kong). “It has a strong background in R&D, which has led to it developing the type of specialist and complex technology that China wants. China has ambitions to become a global force in the automotive sector, and it sees EVs as one of the answers to reducing its C02 emission problems, which means there are great opportunities for companies such as Tritium.”