Australia’s Tritium to Build EV Charger Factory in Tennessee, Says Biden

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President Biden announced that Australian EV charger manufacturer Tritium will build a charger production facility in Tennessee, according to Automotive News.

The announcement took place alongside Tritium CEO Jane Hunter on Tuesday, who said the company chose to invest in the U.S. market after seeing demand for EVs increase following Biden’s infrastructure plan last year.

$7.5 billion of Biden’s $65 billion in EV funding is specifically dedicated to expanding the U.S. charging infrastructure.

In an interview, Hunter said, “That was a really big step change for the company and we see that North American market getting even bigger again next year, potentially even taking over what’s traditionally been for us, in Europe, our major revenue source.”

Hunter continued, “It’s an announcement about manufacturing and what the Biden administration’s legislation has done to draw companies into the country, grow jobs onshore, grow manufacturing onshore, and I think it’s just a lovely example of that.”

The plant, which is east of Nashville and located in Lebanon, Tennessee, is expected to create 500 jobs and produce up to 30,000 EV chargers per year.

The move also supports the White House’s goal to create a national charging infrastructure of as many as half a million charging stations by the end of the decade.

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