By Anna Zobonos on 10-Sep-2020 15:58:45
When we started producing for an IONITY order, we needed a supplier for enclosures. Rapid availability was one of the most important criteria, since we also wanted to deliver our large order quickly. The other key point was Rittal’s service and accessibility. That’s what convinced us.
Tritium founder and CEO
Tritium, the Australian manufacturer of charging stations for electric vehicles, is building rapid charging points for electric vehicles across Europe (including Germany, France, the UK and Sweden) in the context of the IONITY corporate cooperation, a joint venture of automobile manufacturers BMW, Daimler, Ford, VW, Audi and Porsche. Tritium received the order to set up 100 charging parks in Germany, France, Great Britain and Sweden and elsewhere. The international availability and quality of Rittal products were decisive factors in winning the order. The Rittal solution is also used, among other things, to protect the sensitive electrical components of the charging stations from environmental influences.
Tritium has grown from a start-up to become one of Australia’s fastest growing companies. Due to the initially small number of electric vehicles in Australia, the company decided to expand into Europe and support the faster development of e-mobility there. Following the guiding idea of “energy freedom”, Tritium is pursuing the goal of getting the electricity into the car at any time and inexpensively, if desired also from home and without the need for any change in habits.
This is a prerequisite for making electric mobility accessible to the broad mass market and making it more attractive in general. Confidence in electric mobility grows along with the number and capacity of the charging stations, because this is the only way to ensure the desired range.
The rapid charging stations now planned represent an important milestone on the way to “unlimited charging freedom” for the public. The Rittal enclosures that have been specially developed for this application and which have particularly proven themselves in the demanding conditions of outdoor use and which offer maximum flexibility thanks to the wide range of available accessories, are making an important contribution to the success of the project. Through its integration in the Tritium IONITY project, Rittal is consolidating its competence in the field of e-mobility and is greatly involved in promoting the sale of electric vehicles by expanding the charging infrastructure – in the spirit of “energy freedom”.