Tritium, a global developer and manufacturer of DC fast chargers for electric vehicles (EV), has announced that the company has executed a global framework agreement with Shell, the world’s largest mobility retailer with over 46,000 retail sites, to provide fast charging technology and services.
The agreement is expected to accelerate the supply of Tritium DC fast chargers to Shell’s business operations in Europe, South Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America, in pursuit of the company’s ambition to operate 500,000 charge points by 2025 and 2,500,000 by 2030.
Founded in 2001, Tritium designs and manufactures proprietary hardware and software to create DC fast chargers, designed to suit cities as well as endure harsh conditions, through technology engineered to be easy to install and use.
“This is a great opportunity for Tritium. We have been selling EV charging infrastructure to Shell since 2020 and we’re thrilled to have been selected as a partner to Shell in this latest tender. It’s a vote of confidence in Tritium’s products and services and we look forward to supporting Shell in their endeavors to reduce emissions and enable the rapid electrification of transportation,” said Tritium CEO Jane Hunter.
“Tritium technology has been designed to provide fast, rugged and reliable charging in any environment, and we look forward to working with Shell and its affiliates to deploy DC fast charging infrastructure all over the world.”
Tritium charging devices are used by EV drivers across the UK when charging with operators including Pod Point and Osprey, as well as Shell Recharge.
In 2020, for example, Tritium signed an agreement with Pod Point in order to supply the UK-wide EV charging network with rapid Tritium Veefil 50kW devices. More recently, in April this year, Zap-Pay partner Osprey installed the first Tritium RTM75 rapid chargers in Europe, at a new Starbucks site in Gosport, Hampshire. The chargers provide up to 75kW of charge.
As per an announcement on May 26, 2021, Tritium entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ: DCRN, DCRNW, DCRNU), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), that would result in Tritium becoming a publicly listed company. Completion of the proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval of DCRN’s stockholders, and is currently expected to occur in January 2022.