The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) awarded a total of over US$21m of federal funding. Over US$10.5m of the total federal award, accounting for nearly 50% of the state’s initial NEVI funding round, was awarded to deploy 48 Tritium fast chargers across 12 new charging locations in the state. Tritium partners Universal EV and PowerUp America were awarded funding for eight and four charging sites, respectively, with Lynkwell to provide the charging software for PowerUp America’s chargers.

Tritium’s fast chargers will be manufactured at its state-of-the-art factory in Lebanon, Tennessee, which also exports chargers to Europe and the Asia Pacific region. With an expansion capacity to produce up to 30,000 units per year, Tritium’s fast charger factory is one of the largest in the world. 

The company believes that it is well-positioned to meet the Build America Buy America requirement that, by July of this year, at least 55% of the cost of all charger components be attributable to components manufactured in the United States.