Tritium DCFC Limited, a global leader for direct current (DC), fast chargers (EVs), and Enel X Way (Enel Group’s global business line offering smart EV charging solutions, services, and solutions) announced the signing of a first contract in the USA. This will allow Enel X Way to have greater access to Tritium’s fast-charging hardware and software. Enel X Way, a global leader for smart EV charging solutions, has over 380,000 charging points worldwide.
Under the agreement, Enel X Way will pair its JuiceNet software platform with Tritium’s 175kW fast charger and a 50kW variant of the company’s award-winning RTM to deliver smart fast charging solutions for fleets, automakers, utilities, and public charging sites along highways. As part of the Inflation Reduction Act, (IRA), more than 250 fast chargers will be eligible for a tax credit. This credit was modified and extended recently. Commercial projects can now receive an incentive up to 30% or $100,000 for alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit (up from $30,000 for each property).
Chris Baker, Head, Enel X Way North America, stated that electrification requires the elimination of barriers to EV adoption. This includes access to charging at home, as well as public charging. Enel X Way will be able to expand its DC fast-charging offering with Tritium’s flexible and scalable, US-made DC fast chargers. This partnership will also help us achieve our mutual goal of electrifying transport.
The companies plan to expand their partnership to achieve the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program (NEVIF) Program objectives. This will help support the Biden Harris Administration’s goal of developing a national network with 500,000 EV chargers. Enel X Way plans to deploy Tritium’s Buy America-compliant PKM150 DC fast chargers in order to meet NEVI demand. Tritium’s PKM150 DC fast chargers and RTM will be available for production in the United States at Enel X Way’s Tennessee plant this fall. They will also meet the Federal Highway Administration’s Buy America compliance requirements by the end of the first quarter 2023.
Jane Hunter, CEO of Tritium, stated, “as the world moves towards electrification at an unprecedented pace, it’s imperative our industry rises up to the challenge to assure everyone has access to quick and convenient EV charging.” Enel X Way, which has entities around the globe and is committed to expanding electric vehicle infrastructure, is a great company to accelerate the deployment of our charging technology.
Smart charging allows utilities to manage and profit from this growth while maintaining a reliable, balanced, and clean electric grid. Enel X Way provides site hosts and partners with a comprehensive line of interoperable smart grid EV charging solutions that are hardware agnostic, OCPP compliant, SOC-2 compatible, smart EV grid solutions, and meet the highest industry standards.
Tritium and Enel X Way share a long-standing business partnership with the common goal of decarbonizing transportation. This new agreement is the latest in their partnership. To expand fast charging access around the globe, the companies intend to sign further regional agreements.
Enel X Way in North America is eligible for more than 60 state and commercial incentive programs, including 30 DC Fast Charging incentive programs. Enel X Way’s software platform allows utilities to monitor and analyze charging station demand and to manage to charge to adjust to real-time grid conditions. Enel X Way also has AICPA SOC2(r) certification which protects driver and customer data, demonstrating its commitment to the highest cyber security standards.