Qld EV charger gets greenlight in North America

After successful trials in Europe, Tritium, a Brisbane-based electric vehicle (EV) charger manufacturer has received US and Canadian industry compliance for its Veefil EV Fast Charger.

The North American electric car market is currently the largest in the world and Tritium is poised to reap millions of dollars in revenue from the approval.

The technology can recharge an EV in just 30 minutes – 20 times faster than plugging it into the wall at home, which can take up to eight hours.

It’s one of the first fast charges to be approved in the US that can support multiple charging standards used by all electric vehicles.

The company plans to roll out six Veefil chargers as part of its fast cities network for Brisbane, ahead of the G20 summit in November.

“We want to use Brisbane to showcase the technology and what can be achieved and the council is very supportive,” Tritium commercial director Paul Sernia told The Courier-Mail.

“That it’s come from an Australian company based in Brisbane is surprising to some people but it’s a testament to the quality of talent we have here.”

Late last year, Tritium won the biennial World Solar Challenge and attracted international attention with its solar powered vehicles that completed a 3000km race from Darwin to Adelaide with an allowance of 10 per cent of stored energy.