USA, 15 June 2023: Sacramento, California, gets a new fast charging hub for electric vehicles (EVs). The hub, located at the Power Inn light rail station, is one of the largest universal fast charging sites in California. It features 10 175kW RT175-S chargers from Tritium, a global leader in direct current (DC) fast chargers for EVs.
Fast charging hub
The charging hub was established in partnership between Sacramento-based GiddyUp Power EV Charging, Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT), and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). GiddyUp financed the purchase and installation of the hub, while SacRT and SMUD provided land and logistical support.
The charging hub will serve both everyday drivers and commercial fleets. Several spots are designed to accommodate large fleet vehicles, such as buses and semi-trucks. SMUD estimates that by 2040, there will be nearly one million EVs in the greater Sacramento region.
The launch of the new charging hub is a significant milestone in Sacramento’s efforts to promote the adoption of EVs. The city has a goal of having 100,000 EVs on the road by 2030. The new charging hub will help to make EVs more convenient and accessible for residents and businesses in Sacramento.
- “We are thrilled to launch this groundbreaking Sacramento community charging site, addressing the crucial need for equitable access to high-speed charging for both fleets and everyday drivers,” said Chris Jerome, Chairman and CEO of GiddyUp.
- “Tritium’s unwavering support and provision of an exceptionally powerful solution, coupled with their unparalleled customer service, have been instrumental in bringing this transformative project to life,” said Jerome.
- “With this collaborative effort, we are driving Sacramento towards a future where electric vehicles can be charged rapidly and conveniently, making significant strides towards a cleaner, greener, and more inclusive transportation ecosystem.”
Tritium is a global leader in DC fast chargers for electric vehicles. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. Tritium has over 1,000 fast chargers deployed in 40 countries.
GiddyUp Power EV Charging is a California-based company that designs, builds, and operates fast charging hubs for EVs. The company was founded in 2017 and has over 50 fast charging hubs in operation.