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James Kennedy

Engineering Director / CTO, Tritium

James Kennedy is the engineering director of Tritium, a Brisbane-based power electronics company specialising in the design and manufacture of Electric Vehicle fast charge infrastructure.
James has more than 15 years of experience in embedded and power electronics design and manufacturing. He has been a key member of the Tritium team since founding the company in 2001 and has directed engineering operations since that time.

James has had a long involvement with Electric Vehicles. Prior to Tritium, James was involved with the University of Queensland’s “Sunshark” solar vehicle, and continues to be active in this area. He has also been integral in other non-EV battery storage projects, ranging from James Cameron’s “Deepsea Challenger” submarine to multi-MWh stationary storage systems in green buildings.

Session: How to Progress the uptake of EV’s in Australia

Topic or “Chair”: The Role of Charging Infrastructure in EV Uptake

James will discuss the role played by installation of various types of charging infrastructure, both slow and fast, on EV uptake. Real-world examples of charging infrastructure rollouts and usage in overseas markets will be shown. He will discuss charging standards and high-power charging developments.