Pod Point to deploy Tritium DC chargers across the UK

uk.info@motor1.com (Mark Kane)
Tritium chargers in Pod Point charging network

Pod Point selected Tritium as a preferred DC fast charging supplier in an expected high-scale rollout.

The British charging provider Pod Point (recently acquired by EDF), has selected Australian manufacturer Tritium as a preferred supplier of DC fast chargers.

The agreement concerns the Veefil-RT 50 kW DC chargers, which will be used in "existing and future network rollouts across the United Kingdom".

Probably soon the units will be installed on a high scale at Tesco stores in the UK, as Pod Point, Volkswagen and Tesco are equipping 600 stores with charging infrastructure.

"The agreement ensures Tritium’s Veefil-RT 50kW DC rapid charger, renowned for its compact design, ease of use and low maintenance, will be offered to Pod Point’s new and existing customers as part of its continuing nationwide EV charging network rollout.

Pod Point chose Tritium as its preferred DC rapid charger supplier due to the proven reliability of Tritium’s chargers, the ease and speed of installation and their unique design, which enable Pod Point to offer selected customers the ability to add their branding to each charger."

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Since 2014, Tritium produced and delivered more than 4,000 DC fast chargers from 50 to 350 kW.

Pod Point, on the other hand, was manufacturing AC charging terminals (sold more than 69,000 across the UK and Norway) and operated its own charging network.

"With the number of chargers that Pod Point requires for its rollouts and the speed at which they can be deployed and installed, Tritium’s Director of Business Development Europe, Jeroen Jonker, says the agreement with Pod Point was a natural fit.

“We have already successfully deployed the first rapid chargers to Pod Point ahead of this agreement; Pod Point values this ease of installation and roll-out speed,” said Jonker. “Pod Point’s clients also appreciate that our charger has the world’s smallest footprint, enabling charger deployment on their parking lots without sacrificing premium real estate.”"

Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point CEO & Founder said:

“EV adoption is accelerating rapidly in the UK and we’re making sure the charging infrastructure is in place to sustain the awesome growth trend that we’re seeing.”

“We decided to work with Tritium because their products are reliable, easy to install and have a small physical footprint. We also liked that it’s easy to add custom branding to the units too.”

“DC fast charging is a key part of the UK charger mix, especially for drivers who need to re-charge quickly on long journeys or in emergencies, and for commercial vehicles that can’t top-up charge because they don’t park often.”