WASHINGTON – Australia’s Tritium DCFC Limited (Tritium), a global leader in the electric vehicle (EV) charging industry, announced Tuesday plans to establish its U.S. manufacturing base in Lebanon, creating more than 500 jobs over the next five years.
Tritium CEO Jane Hunter appeared alongside U.S. President Joe Biden to announce the new facility in a White House event. Biden praised the company’s investment in Tennessee and the addition of the 500 jobs that will support the electric vehicle industry and will more than double Tritium’s existing workforce across operations in Australia, Europe, Asia and the U.S.
The facility will be located in the former Toshiba space at 1420 Toshiba Drive within Baird Industrial Park in Lebanon and is expected to house six production lines. Production will initially produce 10,000 DC fast charger units per year, with the potential to increase production to approximately 30,000 per year at peak capacity.
Production is targeted to begin in the fall of 2022 and will help the company expand its global impact to surpass the more than 3.6 million high-power charging sessions across the 41 countries where it currently has a presence.
Tritium’s Tennessee site will serve as the company’s sole U.S. facility for manufacturing modular direct current (DC) fast chargers, including the company’s award-winning RTM and new PKM150 models.
Founded in Australia in 2001, Tritium designs and manufactures proprietary technology to create the world’s most advanced and reliable DC fast chargers for electric vehicles. Today, the company has more than 450 employees across its operations in Australia, Europe, Asia and the U.S.