Australia’s only high-tech manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations, has opened its new expanded facility in Brisbane, creating 50 new jobs and increasing manufacturing capacity by 600 per cent.
Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety and Minister for Energy, Mark Bailey, congratulated Tritium on its success while also launching an Australian first electric vehicle (EV) strategy, ‘The Future is Electric: Queensland’s Electric Vehicle Strategy’.
Mr Bailey said the Brisbane-based company was quickly becoming a world leader in the electric vehicle industry and is supplying charging stations as part of the Queensland Electric Super Highway – the world’s longest in one state.
“I’m pleased to celebrate Tritium’s expansion and commercial success today, and look forward to seeing their business continue to grow and innovate in the future,” Mr Bailey said.
“Part of that success story is the series of fast-charging electric vehicle stations we’re rolling out right up the Queensland coast, from the Gold Coast to Cairns, to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in Queensland.
“This is a key initiative under our EV strategy which outlines a range of programs to empower consumers, enable charging infrastructure, explore cost-effective programs to support the uptake of EVs, and envisage what future government action may be required for the transition.
“We’re also creating the Queensland Electric Vehicle Council (QEVC) which will be comprised of representatives from industry, government and the community who will help inform the long-term strategic direction of EV policy in Queensland.
“The Queensland Government will also explore transitioning its fleet to EVs and installing charging infrastructure into its buildings.”
Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, congratulated Tritium on their global success.
“The technology used in Tritium’s Veefil electric vehicle charger was designed and built in Brisbane and is now being supplied in over 20 countries all around the world,” Mr Pitt said.
“While visiting the site in June 2016, I announced the Palaszczuk Government was investing in this home-grown company through a $2.5 million grant under our Advance Queensland Business Development Fund.
“Tritium was the first ever grant recipient and is the perfect example of an innovative business the Palaszczuk Government is looking to invest in to support local business, jobs and new technology.”
Since receiving the Business Development Fund investment Tritium has:
- Increased it’s Queensland FTE count by 24 per cent
- Recently opened an office in the US
- Won a contract from the Queensland Government to supply 15 Veefil fast chargers for electric vehicles on first phase of Queensland Electric Super Highway
- Won a tender to provide 52 Vefill chargers for a German power distribution company
- Sold more than 700 of the Veefil systems since 2015 in 22 countries