Brisbane-based company Tritium has signed a deal to provide electric-vehicle chargers to the massive Indian market.

Tritium, Queensland’s Exporter of the Year for 2018, has signed a memorandum of understanding with India’s Tata AutoComp Systems to supply its Veefil-RT 50KW DC fast chargers for distribution across India.

The deal comes not long after the Indian Government announced it would extend its support for electric vehicles through the second phase of its FAME – Faster Adoption and Manufacture of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles – scheme.

Announcing the deal, Tritium CEO David Finn said that the FAME scheme was one of the world’s most progressive EV policy initiatives.

‘The MoU ensures Tata AutoComp remains at the forefront of innovation in India, as the nation adopts the FAME India Scheme,’ he said.

‘The FAME policy is among the most progressive initiatives in the world, and Tata AutoComp’s commitment to rolling out DC fast chargers for vehicles of all sizes is helping to put India ahead of the world in its drive towards a cleaner future.’

Tata AutoComp Systems Managing Director and CEO Aravind Goel said the deal with Tritium was about bringing the latest technology and solutions to Indian customers.

‘With the augment of electric vehicles, the need for chargers capable of powering them is significant and we see a huge opportunity in this market.

‘We are pleased to have Tritium as our partner, which has been offering cutting-edge technology in DC chargers to the global automotive industry.’

Brisbane-headquartered Tritium has offices in Australia, Amsterdam and Los Angeles, and has exported its chargers to 26 countries.

The company won both Queensland Exporter of the Year and the Manufacturing Award at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2018

TIQ has worked closely with Tritium on its expansion into overseas markets.

Advanced manufacturing is identified as an emerging export strength in the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

Read more about Tritium and other exciting Queensland start-ups on TIQ’s Medium page.