Wallbox, a global leader in EV charging solutions, announced that Arlington, TX will be the location for the first US production facility to help advance domestic sustainability and infrastructure goals. With a 130,000 square foot high-tech plant, the site expects to have enough capacity to support Wallbox and its expansion plans within North America into the next decade.
Production is anticipated to begin in early June 2022, with production lines for Wallbox’s Pulsar Plus AC chargers, and Quasar, its DC bidirectional charger, and Supernova, its DC fast charger for public use anticipated to follow in the first half of 2023. Wallbox also expects to manufacture a total of 290,000 units annually in the Arlington facility by the year 2027 to reach its full capacity of 500,000 units anticipated for production by 2030.
Arlington will be the company’s fourth manufacturing site, including two facilities located in Europe and one China-based plant. Known as a global company across 68 countries, Wallbox's new Texas facility will significantly broaden its reach in the North American market, as automotive electrification is gaining greater accessibility given the Biden Administration’s goal of 50% of all new car sales being EV by 2030.
In addition, the new facility will create 250 direct jobs within the region by 2030, and local hiring efforts for the Arlington-based manufacturing plant are expected to begin immediately, with onsite retooling anticipated to begin in October 2021.
“The U.S. automotive and energy markets are at an inflection point. Automotive electrification will accelerate significantly due to initiatives aimed at meeting aggressive greenhouse gas emission targets, which will significantly increase the demand for our EV charging and energy management solutions,” Enric Asunción, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wallbox said in a press release.