Tritium, Wise EV Partner on US Charging Network
Feb. 18, 2022—EV fast charger manufacturer Tritium on Tuesday announced a partnership with a division of renewable energy service Wise Power to build a new U.S. EV charging network.
According to a news release, the network is expected to start with 25 gas stations in Florida that have a partnership with Wise EV. Both companies have a plan to expand the network using a "hub and spoke" method, developing clusters of chargers in dense metropolitan areas and spreading through the country using "interstate-based charging spokes."
“Tritium’s chargers are a great fit for our business and expansion model," Wise Power CEO Kevin Williams said in the release. "With Tritium’s advanced technology, we’re confident that we can achieve our goal of creating a national EV charging network.”
The two companies hope to have a network that allows drivers to travel coast to coast in an electric vehicle and are planning to "aggressively expand their network," establishing charging hubs through 2022 and connecting those via the interstate spokes over the next couple of years.
Florida recently received nearly $29.32 million dollars from the federal government as part of a $5 billion investment from the federal energy and transportation departments in EV charging infrastructure.