Wallbox begins construction on EV Charger Manufacturing plant in Texas

April 13, 2022
The 130,000 square-foot facility will have production capacity of more than 250,000 units in 2022 and more than 500,000 in 2025. It will begin producing the Pulsar Plus AC chargers

EV charging solutions firm Wallbox has started constructing its first U.S.-based charger manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas.

The 130,000 square-foot facility will have production capacity of more than 250,000 units in 2022 and more than 500,000 in 2025. It will begin producing the Pulsar Plus AC chargers, followed by Quasar 2, Supernova and Hypernova chargers in 2023.

The Pulsar Plus AC chargers are its bestselling home chargers, which can charge any electric car, including a Tesla with a converter. The Quasar 2 are its next-generation bi-directional DC chargers, which enable the user to power the home with their car. The Supernova is a fast public charger with 130kW power and the Hypernova is a public charger with 150kW to 350kW of power.

The new facility will play an important role in the company’s plans to expand its presence in North America, as the U.S. pushes for vehicle electrification with the Biden Administration’s target of ensuring 50% of new car sales to be electric by 2030.

Douglas Alfaro, General Manager of North America at Wallbox, said that there is a steady increase in the demand for energy-friendly solutions in the U.S. due to the aggressive EV infrastructure targets set by the government.

“The U.S. factory is an exciting milestone that allows us to expand our local footprint stateside, and we are thrilled to begin construction in Arlington,” he said. “The manufacturing facility is expected to allow us to better meet the needs of our American customers and support the nation's transition toward electric mobility.”

The firm will invest approximately $11 million for the initial construction of the facility, which is expected to begin production by early Fall 2022.

Wallbox has selected the Arlington location due to several factors, including its position as a central transit hub between the East and West coasts, access to cross-country highway corridors and its central location with regard to major cities such as nearby Dallas and Fort Worth.

Worldwide, this is Wallbox's fourth manufacturing site. It has two facilities in Europe and one in China and all four facilities together are expected to have an annual production capacity of more than 1.1 million chargers by the end of 2022.