Australian electric vehicle (EV) charging company Tritium will build its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Tennessee and has partnered with Wise EV to provide fast chargers for a new EV charging network in the U.S.
The Brisbane-based Tritium manufactures direct-current (DC) fast chargers for EVs. Its new facility is expected create more than 500 jobs over the next five years and eventually produce approximately 30,000 fast-charging units per year, according to the Australasian Fleet Management Association.
A subsidiary of renewable energy service provider Wise Power, Wise EV will begin the Tritium charger installation in 25 major gas stations throughout Florida. Florida is the No. 2 in the nation for overall passenger EV sales and received the third-largest state allocation from the $615 million federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure measure.
Wise EV plans to expand the network using a hub and spoke philosophy, centering charging facilities around metropolitan hubs and connecting those cities through interstate-based charging spokes.