Tritium, a leading charging station manufacturer, has clinched a significant deal to install 48 fast chargers at 12 locations throughout Tennessee, representing nearly 50 percent of the state's initial round of funding under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) programme.
The company secured $10.5 million in funding to produce and deploy the chargers, which will be manufactured at its facility in Lebanon, Tennessee. Tritium's success in securing the contract underscores its commitment to bolstering electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in the United States, with a focus on meeting local manufacturing requirements.
Under the NEVI programme, Tritium is mandated to ensure that at least 55 percent of charger components are sourced from within the United States by July of this year, a stipulation aimed at supporting domestic manufacturing and compliance with Build America Buy America requirements.
Universal EV LLC and PowerUp America were also recipients of NEVI funding, securing contracts for eight and four charging sites, respectively. Construction for the projects is slated to commence in December, with pre-construction approvals anticipated in November and December, according to the Tennessee state government website.
Jane Hunter, CEO of Tritium, expressed pride in the company's role in advancing the electrification of Tennessee's passenger and commercial vehicles, emphasizing the positive impact on local jobs and industry. Tritium's participation in the NEVI programme aligns with its broader mission to contribute to the health and well-being of communities while supporting sustainable transportation initiatives.
The NEVI programme aims to establish a network of EV charging stations along Alternative Fuel Corridors designated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), with Tennessee receiving a total of $5 billion in funding. Tritium's successful bid reflects the company's commitment to driving EV adoption and fostering a robust charging infrastructure network across the state.