EV charging companies partner on energy storage

Tritium EV charging station
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Australian EV charging company Tritium is partnering with Electric Era to produce new charging infrastructure featuring a resilient energy storage system and DC fast-charging technology, writes reporter Rosie Bensley.

The coupling of the companies’ fast charge equipment and leading battery storage technology will encourage site owners to embrace the roll out of EV charging infrastructure, said Electric Era CEO Quincy Lee.

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“We are excited to work with Tritium because we believe equipping fast chargers with the best storage technologies will speed up the deployment of charging infrastructure, accelerate electric vehicle adoption, and ultimately reduce emissions,” Mr Lee said.

“Through our system we hope to incentivise more businesses to deploy electric vehicle chargers on their lots to help build a more robust infrastructure network.”

The battery management technology prioritises stored energy rather than defaulting to electricity from the grid. Using a proprietary algorithm, the system monitors electricity cost and demand, allowing operators to reduce power and operating costs through peak shaving and demand response.

The integration of battery management and DC charge technologies will allow site owners to operate more efficiently, said Tritium’s Americas president Mike Calise, calling the tech a “win-win for both our customers and EV drivers”.

“By integrating Tritium DC charging solutions with innovations like Electric Era’s battery and management system, we can help increase uptime and help charging site owners increase their return on investment with higher energy output and lightning fast charging times,” Mr Calise said.

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Founded in 2001, Tritium designs and manufactures proprietary hardware and software to create advanced and reliable DC fast chargers for electric vehicles.

Electric Era designs and manufactures energy storage systems for fast charging stations. The company was founded in 2019 to enable the rapid electrification of transportation’s power supply to facilitate widespread electric vehicle adoption.