Australian EV Charger Company To Build Manufacturing Plant In Tennessee15
An Australian electric vehicle charging company called Tritium has announced plans to build a new plant in Tennessee, which will be the company’s first North American production site.
According to Bloomberg, Tritium will produce up to 30,000 charging stations a year at its new U.S. facility, which will be located roughly 30 miles east of Nashville in Lebanon, Tenn. All chargers produced at the facility will comply with the Buy America Act provisions outlined under Federal Highway Administration requirements for domestic sourcing, allowing the Biden Administration to purchase these chargers in its quest to electrify America’s roadways.
In a statement, Tritium CEO Jane Hunter said the investment in the new U.S. facility, which will bring more than 500 jobs to the Lebanon area, is part of the company’s “strong push toward global growth in support of the e-mobility industry.”
“We are thrilled to work with the U.S. Federal government and the State of Tennessee on this initiative,” Hunter said. “With the help of the hard-working residents of Tennessee, we expect to double or even triple our charger production capacity to further our product distribution throughout the United States.”
The new Tennesee location is expected to house up to six production lines for Tritium’s DC fast chargers. The company will produce two charging stations at the plant, including its 75 kWh RTM model and 150 kWh PKM150 model.
“Fresh off the Company’s Nasdaq listing, Tritium’s new DC fast charger manufacturing facility is currently expected to include up to six production lines, employ more than 500 people over the next five years and produce more than 10,000 DC fast charger units per year, with the potential to produce approximately 30,000 units per year at peak capacity,” Tritium said in a press release published Wednesday.
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This’ll make the people who’ve based their entire personality on hating EVs mad, but more chargers and green manufacturing jobs are both good for Tennessee.
I don’t hate EV’s but I do hate them being shoved down my throat.
Right wingers and thinking (wishing?) people are shoving things in their throat. I’ll never understand it.
Just a heads up , the anti oil anti mini activist are already building momentum fighting the strip mining of lithium and other rare earth minerals in the USA and on “indigenous “ lands .
Why are we even bothering with 150 kWh stalls?
That is so 2018. We need to build out the 350 kWh stalls ASAP. It is only going to go up from there as well.
Will these 75 kWh Stalls be used strictly for like Office parking lots and Mall Parking lots?
The 150 kWh is just not enough for DC Fast Charging.
There is not enough power on the grid for 350 kw units . Most people will charge up at work or home . Long range driving is a thing of the past under the ev world unless quick swapping battery stations are adopted .
Dude they can build what they want bro they don’t own you an explanation for anything. You don’t like it don’t use it.
They can indeed Build whatever they want. The question is why even bother?
150 kWh will be on the very low side within a couple of years. Nobody will want to use them shortly. So yes again I ask why are they wasting their money?
Lol Tennessee? I’m pretty sure Scotty Kilmer would have something to say about this lol
Why lol Tennessee? Because we have a work ethic?
Scotty Kilmer lives in Tennessee.
Sorry that’s not Buy America! Nothing against
Australia. But while this might help in keeping US citizens working the profits don’t stay here. The current administration needs to focus on a US Based company to supply these chargers. Let’s keep this business in house Joe Biden et al.
More TAX Dollars Wasted on forcing EV on the people! If it is SO GREAT, why aren’t electric companies Building These to be used so They can make the profit? BECAUSE THEY KNOW THERE IS NO PROFIT IN IT! The whole EV ”revolution” is completely Government Financed and being shoved upon the people! The first gasoline vehicles and petroleum companies WERE NOT financed by the government! But the Rich are forcing the government to steal our tax dollars to force this crappy technology upon the public. If it was actually feasible, there would be No need for all the tax dollars being dumped into the crap called EV. And tax Breaks the oil companies my get, is NOT the same as actual Tax Dollars being handed by the billions to the EV industry. HIGHWAY ROBBERY AT ITS WORST!
Substitute Government Financed with American Taxpayer Financed and you have a better picture of who is really paying for it….