Tritium receives biggest-ever EV charger purchase order from bp

Tritium’s largest order to date will deliver fast chargers across the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia. Image credit: Tritium 

EV charger manufacturing giant Tritium has received the largest single order in its history with its latest contract with British multinational oil and gas company bp

Bp is set to deploy Tritium’s direct current fast chargers for fleets and the general public in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia as it expands its EV charging business, bp pulse. 

Richard Barlett, chief executive officer of bp pulse, said Tritium is the natural choice for the order for the company’s global presence and industry-leading DC fast-charging technology. 

Under a multi-year contract announced in 2022, Tritium has been supplying the chargers for bp pulse in support of bp’s growth in electrification. 

“Tritium envisions a world in which fast EV charging is everywhere,” said Tritium CEO Jane Hunter. “We’re grateful to the bp team for their order and look forward to working together to support bp pulse as they build a reliable, accessible fast charging network around the world.”

The latest order includes a mix of Tritium’s 50kw RTM and 150kw PKM chargers. 

Tritium’s RTM is the company’s first modular charger and is designed to cater to network operators, dealerships, and retail and hospitality industries.

The RTM leverages a single-person lift power module system for easier power upgrades, maintenance, and serviceability. 

“As a result of bp’s order, Tritium’s industry-leading fast EV chargers will make it easier than ever before for commercial and everyday drivers to join the e-mobility transition,” Hunter added.

The charges that will be delivered to bp’s European markets are slated to be manufactured in Tritium’s facility in Lebanon, Tennessee, which opened in August 2022. 

The manufacturing facility is expected to reach a production capacity of 30,000 units per year at full maturity. 

Meanwhile, the chargers for bp’s Australian markets will be manufactured in Tritium’s factory in Brisbane, which is capable of producing up to 5,000 units per year.