Electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions provider Wallbox selected Arlington, Texas, as the location of its first U.S. manufacturing facility. The 130,000 square foot high-tech plant will have enough capacity to fully support Wallbox’s expansion plans in North America for the next decade. Production is expected to start as early as June 2022 with production lines for Wallbox’s Pulsar Plus AC chargers; lines for Quasar, its DC bidirectional charger, and Supernova, its DC fast charger for public use, are anticipated to follow in the first half of 2023. Wallbox expects to manufacture a total of 290,000 units annually in this facility by 2027 and reach its full capacity of 500,000 units by 2030.
The Arlington facility will be Wallbox’s fourth manufacturing site, additive to two facilities in Europe and one in China. A global company with a presence in 68 countries, Wallbox operates with a vertically integrated supply chain and does its product manufacturing in-house from design to production. The U.S.-based facility will play a vital role in expanding the company’s presence in North America, a market that is making a big push into automotive electrification with the Biden Administration targeting 50% of all new car sales to be electric by 2030.
Wallbox made the strategic decision to select Arlington, Texas as the location of its first North American Manufacturing hub for a variety of factors including the city’s position as a central transit hub between the East and West coasts, its access to cross-country highway corridors and central location to other major cities in the region including Dallas and Fort Worth.
“Between the highly successful launch of our residential charger Pulsar Plus and our recently announced strategic alliance with SunPower to offer packaged EV charger and solar installations across the U.S. market, Wallbox has made great strides in establishing and growing its brand in the country this year,” said Douglas Alfaro, GM of North America at Wallbox.