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14 September 2018

Tritium receives US funding to make cheaper ultra-fast EV charger

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Tritium will use $400,000 in US funding to develop a cheaper version of its Veefil-PK ultra-fast charger for electric vehicles (EVs).

The fund is part of the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) $3.2m package, issued by the US Department of Energy (DoE), to develop a fast charging system which will connect to the grid.

Once complete, the plug-in system is expected to reduce the impact on the grid and charge multiple EVs quickly.

Mark McGranaghan, EPRI vice president of integrated grid, says: “Our collaborative team will dig deeper into options for faster, flexible and more efficient vehicle charging, which could be key to maximising the impact and acceleration of electrifying fleets of vehicles.”

EPRI’s initiative is one of 42 projects which has received a combined a $80m investment from the DoE to support advanced technologies research.

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