Siemens selects site for second U.S. electric vehicle charger manufacturing hub
Atlanta, GA | December 13, 2022
- The company’s new Buy American-compliant Level 2 AC electric vehicle charger, VersiCharge Blue, will be manufactured at the site
- The facility will support Siemens’ goal to manufacture more than 1 million EV chargers for the United States over the next three years
Siemens eMobility, a global electric vehicle (EV) technology and infrastructure leader, announced it will locate its second U.S. manufacturing hub for EV charging operations in Carrollton, Texas. The company is continuing its investment for manufacturing in America by retrofitting the 80,000 square-foot Carrollton plant, which will allow the company to ramp up quickly to meet significant EV market and customer demand. With this new site, Siemens is in the process creating 100 new jobs at the facility and across the regional supply chain and expects the plant to be fully operational by mid-2023.
The facility will serve as the manufacturing site for Siemens’ new VersiCharge Blue, a Buy American-compliant Level 2 AC charger specifically designed for the U.S. market and compatible for all use cases, including workspaces, hospitals, airports, campuses, parking garages and lots. The VersiCharge Blue is designed to help enable faster deployment of adaptable, open, and accessible EV charging for all.
“In the next decade, the United States will need millions of chargers to support the rise in EV adoption. With this investment, Siemens is continuing to grow our U.S. EV charging manufacturing footprint to help answer this call and continue preparing the nation’s infrastructure as we steadily head to an all-electric future,” said John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility North America. “We’re committed to bringing production closer to where it’s needed so we can meet the growing demand for EV chargers quickly while also creating high-skilled, quality manufacturing jobs and supporting regional supply chains.”
The Carrollton plant is strategically located near several Siemens facilities that will help support speed to market including the company’s Grand Prairie, Texas, manufacturing hub where Siemens develops equipment that supports essential power infrastructure and the company’s EV charging distribution center in Southaven, Mississippi. The new manufacturing plant is also operated in part by an existing partner in Siemens eMobility’s manufacturing ecosystem.
This location is the latest facility in Siemens’ expanding U.S. eMobility manufacturing and R&D footprint. In Wendell, North Carolina, the growing eMobility team manufactures the company’s DC charger for eBus and eTruck depot charging, SICHARGE UC, and has developed an apprenticeship and training program to prepare the EV workforce. At its nearly 600-person R&D hub in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, engineers and researchers are working towards the future of electrified transportation through continuous testing and exploration of EV technology.
The latest commitment builds on Siemens’ recently announced $54 million investment in its Grand Prairie and Pomona, California, facilities that produce power technologies for critical infrastructure and EV projects across the country, along with the company’s recent expansion of its Spartanburg, South Carolina, manufacturing facility. Siemens also is the first external investor in Electrify America, the largest open ultra-fast electric charging network in North America.
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