Brisbane-based electric vehicle technology company Tritium is set to supply the Osprey Charging Network, one of the fastest-growing providers of EV charging points in the UK, with 110 rapid chargers to power the country’s take-up of electric vehicles.
The deal will expand the existing Osprey network by 25 percent with the chargers being added to 40 new charging destinations across the UK.
The latest announcement builds on Tritium’s growing momentum as a global provider of fast charging technology and services.
It follows hard on the heels of a deal with international energy giant Shell announced earlier this month to supply EV chargers for Shell’s operations in Europe, South Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Tritium says the UK market is transitioning quickly to EV technology, with a recent study by the Competition and Markets Authority finding that by 2030 the country will need 10 times more charge points than are currently installed based on the current demand for electric vehicles.
“It’s incredibly exciting to see the UK transitioning to electric transportation in a big way,” says Tritium CEO Jane Hunter.
“This past September, about 15 per cent of all British car sales were electric, setting a new record for the country and a strong indicator of the UK’s technology switch.
“We’re so pleased to be working with Osprey to increase access to rapid charging and ease drivers’ transition to EVs through a fast, reliable and convenient charging experience.”
The EV revolution in the UK has been bolstered by the recent expansion of London’s ultra-low emissions zone to cover most of greater London.
Osprey plans to locate many of the new charging stations in this zone which is aimed at making London a net zero carbon city by 2030.
“It’s a race to meet the ever-growing demand for EV charging in the UK, and we aim to be Britain’s rapid charging network of choice,” says the Osprey Charging Network CEO Ian Johnston.
“To achieve our goal, we required a cutting edge and reliable technology partner, and Tritium is a perfect fit.
“Easy and intuitive user experiences are key to EV uptake, and Tritium excels in developing products that are not only relevant to the market, but also so easy to use.
“And, with their modular and scalable charging technology, Osprey gets market-leading reliability and the flexibility to easily increase charger power.”
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