Tritium has launched a new charging solution that it says can scale up in power without the need to “rip and replace” existing hardware.
The Brisbane, Australia-based company says its Modular Scalable Charging (MSC) hardware platform provides customers with the flexibility to increase the power level of their charger as electric vehicle (EV) charging capabilities advance, and “pay as you grow”.
Charger power can be increased in 25kW increments, starting at 25kW and increasing to 350kW and beyond.
As part of the launch, the company also revealed the first charger built on the platform with the unveiling of its next-gen RTM75 DC Fast Charger, allowing drivers to add 75 km (46 mi) of range to an electric vehicle in 10 minutes of charging.
The charger allows for simultaneous charging of two vehicles at once and is built with urban, retail, fleet and public environments in mind.
Jane Hunter, Tritium chief executive, said: “This has been something the industry and our customers have asked for over the years.
“With our MSC platform, 50kW DC chargers can quickly be upgraded to 75kW, 100kW, and beyond, without a rip-and-replace required.”
Hunter said using a scalable solution will help governments and network operators future-proof their EV infrastructure.
Previously, network operators were required to pre-order and install chargers from a set of prefabricated charging options; often set at 50kW (fast or rapid chargers), 175kW or 350kW (high power or ultra-fast chargers).
However, the MSC hardware platform allows for the installation of additional power electronics modules within each MSC-designed charger, such as the RTM75 and future iterations of Tritium chargers.