Enel X Way North America

Tritium, Enel X Way partnering to electrify transportation

Enel X Way purchased more than 250 fast chargers for deployment across the United States.

September 15, 2022

Tritium DCFC Limited, a provider of direct current (DC) fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), and Enel X Way, the Enel Group's global business line offering smart EV charging solutions and services, signed a global framework agreement and first contract in the US, deepening Enel X Way's access to Tritium's fast charging hardware and software. Enel X Way is a global leader in smart EV charging solutions with over 380,000 charging ports worldwide.

Enel X Way will pair the JuiceNet software with Tritium's 175kW fast charger and a 50kW variant of RTM to deliver smart fast charging solutions for fleets, automakers, utilities, and public charging sites along highways. The more than 250 fast chargers are expected to qualify for a tax credit recently modified and extended as part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Under the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit, commercial projects now qualify for a maximum incentive of 30% or $100,000 per charger (up from $30,000 per property), whichever is of lesser value.

"The electrification of transportation requires the removal of key barriers to EV adoption, most notably access to charging, both at home and in public," said Chris Baker, Head of Enel X Way North America. "This agreement will enable Enel X Way to expand its DC fast charging offering with Tritium's flexible, scalable, US manufactured DC fast chargers and infrastructure that makes deploying charging sites easier for businesses and cities. This fantastic partnership with Tritium will help Enel X Way meet the increasing demand for fast charging and achieve our mutual goal of electrifying transportation."

The companies intend to expand their relationship to meet the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program objectives. Enel X Way intends to deploy Tritium's Buy America-compliant PKM150 DC fast chargers. Tritium's PKM150 and RTM are expected to begin US production at their Tennessee factory this fall and meet the Federal Highway Administration's Buy America compliance requirement in the first quarter of 2023.

"As the world moves toward electrification at unprecedented speeds, it's imperative that our industry rises to the challenge to ensure everyone has access to fast and convenient EV charging," said Jane Hunter, Tritium CEO. "We believe that Enel X Way is an ideal company to accelerate deployment of our charging technology, as they have entities throughout the world and are well equipped and committed to the expansion of electric vehicle infrastructure."

Through smart charging, utilities can manage and benefit from growth while ensuring a reliable, balanced, and clean electric grid. Enel X Way offers site hosts and partners a complete line of interoperable, hardware agnostic, OCPP compliant, SOC-2 compliant, and smart grid EV charging solutions.