Manufacturer of DC fast chargers for EVs, Tritium DCFC Limited (Tritium), and UK charging network evyve have delivered and installed 150 rapid chargers at retail and hospitality sites from Eastbourne in Southern England to Edinburgh in Northern Scotland.
While the majority of the rapid chargers have been installed at retail sites owned by Greene King pubs, the 150th charger has been installed in Bramcote, Nottingham. The original purchase order for 350 Tritium fast chargers was announced in early 2023.
evyve’s network of Tritium DC fast chargers demonstrates reliability with uptime rates of 98%, which is achieved through Tritium’s new generation modular chargers and is supported by a service level agreement.
evyve not only expects to reach the 99% reliability regulation, which is expected to be enforced by 2024, but also to install 10,000 EV charging stations throughout the UK by 2030.
“This is a critical time for the development of the EV infrastructure that many industries rely on,” David Nicholl, Tritium Chief Sales Officer. “Car manufacturers need their customers to have trust in the rapidly expanding electric vehicle charging network, with assurance that they will have great EV charging accessibility, convenience, and reliability.
According to a statistical report by the UK Government, the number of newly registered plug-in vehicles increased by 21% in 2022 as compared to 2021. There were over 1.1 million registered plug-in vehicles, accounting for 2.8% of the total number of vehicles on UK roads, by the end of December 2022.
“We are on a mission to drive sustainable solutions quickly and to improve the UK’s EV infrastructure,” said James Moat, CEO of evyve. “Currently a lack of charging infrastructure is often cited as one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption in the UK.”