As electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity here in the U.S., more and more companies are looking to get involved in manufacturing the infrastructure required for them to operate. One such is Wallbox, which announced this week its plans to build a new facility in the U.S.
On Wednesday, the EV charger manufacturer revealed that they would be building a new manufacturing facility in Arlington, Virginia. The 130,000 square foot high-tech plant is the company’s first one in the U.S. and will be equipped with enough capacity to fully support Wallbox’s expansion plans in North America for the next decade. Once completed, the facility is expected to create around 250 new jobs by 2030, with local hiring slated to begin immediately.
Meanwhile, production is expected to begin as early as 2022, starting with Wallbox’s Pulsar Plus AC chargers. Lines for the company’s Quasar DC bi-directional charger and Supernova DC fast charger for public use will then follow in the first half of 2023. By 2027, Wallbox expects to reach 290,000 units annually, before ramping up to a full capacity of 500,000 units in 2030.
The Arlington facility will be the fourth for Wallbox, which currently has two facilities in Europe and one in China. With a presence in over 68 countries, the company is one of the world’s leading producers of EV charging solutions. By building their new facility here in the U.S., Wallbox will be in a prime position to take advantage of the auto industry’s shift towards electric. Enric Asunción, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wallbox, said “This new factory will be an instrumental step in our expansion in the North American market, enabling us not only to meet the growing demand but also to accelerate the launch of new products and enter the business and public EV charging segments as we bring our production stateside.”