An Australian electric battery manufacturer has charged into the US market.

US President Joe Biden announced in February that Brisbane-based EV charging company Tritium will build a manufacturing facility in Tennessee, while reiterating his commitment to electrify the US government’s car fleet. The new plant will produce up to 30,000 EV chargers per year and create 500 local US jobs over the next five years. The facility is expected to house up to six production lines for Tritium’s DC fast chargers, including its award-winning RTM and PKM150 models. Production is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2022.

Tritium CEO Jane Hunter appeared alongside Mr Biden at the White House and said Pres. Biden’s policies “have contributed to enormous demand” for Tritium products in the US. This directly led us to pivot and change our global manufacturing strategy. Tritium’s investment in a US-based, cutting-edge facility for manufacturing is part of our strong push toward global growth in support of the e-mobility industry.  We are thrilled to work with the US Federal government and the State of Tennessee on this initiative. With the help of the hard-working residents of Tennessee, we expect to double or even triple our charger production capacity to further our product distribution throughout the US” added Hunter.


“I welcome Tritium to Tennessee and thank the company for its commitment to create more than 500 new jobs in Wilson County,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.

The news was also welcomed in Australia by Dr Jake Whitehead, Head of Policy at the Electric Vehicle Council in Australia. “It’s such exciting news for Tritium, which is a Brisbane-based company, founded out of a backyard shed 20 years ago. I’ve known this team for a long time, they’ve been working super hard and now, they’ve gone from strength to strength, recently being listed on the NASDAQ and today taking the stage with the President of the United States.”