Tritium selected for US Army electric vehicle program


Brisbane-based electric car charger company Tritium has been selected to participate in the Power Transfer Cohort, led by the US Army Applications Laboratory (AAL) in collaboration with Alion Science and Technology.

Tritium – the only DC fast charging provider selected for the program – said the 8-week program focuses on advancing solutions that will support remote access, rapid recharging, and scalable infrastructure to help the Army move to EVs.

The program, which was designed for qualified companies that may not typically work on US Department of Defense (DoD) projects, provides non-dilutive funding to complete an intense program that culminates in a concept design presentation to Army stakeholders.

Each company selected to participate in the Power Transfer Cohort receives a contract for $100,000 with the potential for follow-on awards.

Tritium President of the Americas Mike Calise said companies in the Cohort will work to identify and explore EV infrastructure technologies that can work across the US Army’s diverse fleet of ~225,000 vehicles operating in the most demanding environments.

“Tritium specializes in hardware and software designed to work reliably in any high demand environment, including extreme climate conditions,” Mr Calise said.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Army Application Laboratory on this important initiative to provide a rapid charging solution for a diverse set of vehicles.

“Our company’s innovative, scalable, and future-proof technology will be a great addition to help power the Army’s fleet.”

The Power Transfer Cohort is scheduled to conclude with concept design presentations to the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team (NGCV) leadership on 20 May, 2021.

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