Tritium, a global provider of DC fast charging technology for electric vehicles, has unveiled the first platform to enable scalable electric vehicle charging networks with the launch of its MSC hardware platform.
The Modular Scalable Charging (MSC) hardware platform provides customers with the flexibility to increase the power level of their charger as 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 slim charger also allows for simultaneous charging of two vehicles at once and is built with urban, retail, fleet, and public environments in mind.
“This has been something the industry and our customers have asked for over the years, and we are the first company in the world to deliver it,” Jane Hunter, CEO of Tritium, said in a statement. “With our MSC platform, 50kW DC chargers can quickly be upgraded to 75kW, 100kW, and beyond, without a rip-and-replace required. This solution is future-proofing governments and network operators across the globe, something they have been crying out for. No longer is a charger just a charger; instead, it’s a first step to meet the needs of both today’s and tomorrow’s electric vehicles.”
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 quick installation of additional power electronics modules within each MSC-designed charger.
“The MSC hardware platform provides the next level of capital efficiency and scalability while still providing all the great attributes Tritium’s products have become known for: design, slimness, and low maintenance,” “The electrification of transportation is at tipping point, so our customers want to know how they can easily extend their charging site capacity over the coming years,” Dr. David Finn, chief growth officer and founder of Tritium, said in a statement. “They want no regrets and capital efficient scaling of their charging sites. Tritium’s MSC Hardware Platform allows our customers to scale their charging sites for half the price and configure their charging sites for a desired reliability.”