LG Opens Company’s 1st Factory in United States to Produce EV Chargers

Jan. 17, 2024
LG’s EV charger launch serves to support the company’s broader electrification strategy to empower customers and support the growth of America’s EV charging infrastructure

LG Electronics announced it has opened its first factory in the United States dedicated to assembling electric vehicle charging stations, bringing dozens of new tech jobs to North Texas and reinforcing LG’s commitment to the region as an innovation and manufacturing hub.

LG’s new production factory – located in Fort Worth, Texas – occupies 60,000 square feet of a 100,000-square-foot building and has the ability to produce more than 10,000 units annually. The remaining 40,000 square feet of space will be utilized in the future to expand its manufacturing capability as the business continues to grow in the coming years.

“The EV charger business is a growth engine for LG’s future, supporting the company’s transformation into a smart solutions company,” said Alec Jang, President of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company. “LG will leverage the reliability and uncompromising quality of its chargers, maintenance services, and vertical sales capabilities with the goal of becoming a leader in the EV charging business around the world.”

The factory will assemble Level 2 AC chargers with a load management solution and variable current setting – enabling 11 kW of output power through a standard SAE J1772 connector. The chargers will be designed for wall mounting with an optional stand that enables placement anywhere, such as hotels, restaurants, transit hubs, and municipal buildings.

Beginning in Q2 of 2024, the factory will also assemble LG’s first Level 3 charger – a stand-type model featuring a connected power bank to provide fast charging up to 175 kW through CCS1 and NACS connectors.

The plant also utilizes 100% green power and builds on LG’s long-standing presence in Fort Worth, where the company’s million-square-foot distribution center for consumer electronics and home appliances has been located for 30 years.

In total, LG’s EV charger launch serves to support the company’s broader electrification strategy to empower customers to convert to more sustainable energy usage and improve environmental outcomes while supporting the growth of America’s EV charging infrastructure.

“Today marks a major step in LG’s roadmap to support the electrification of America by making the EV charging infrastructure smarter, more accessible, and more profitable for operators,” said Michael Kosla, LG Business Solutions Senior Vice President. “The chargers produced at this factory will open new opportunities for businesses, municipalities, and other public places to support the electrification of America with independently owned and operated charging stations.”

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Breanna Sandridge, Senior Editor

Breanna Sandridge is senior editor for EnergyTech and Microgrid Knowledge, both part of the energy group at Endeavor Business Media.

Prior to that, Breanna was managing editor for Machinery Lubrication and Reliable Plant magazines, both part of Noria Corp. She has two years experience covering the industrial sector.

She also is a 2021 graduate of Northeastern State University (Oklahoma) with a Bachelor's in English.