One of the world’s leading electric vehicles charging stations manufacturers has picked Arlington as the location for its first production factory in the United States. In a press statement, Wallbox, a global corporation with its headquarters in Barcelona, revealed that it will establish a 130,000 square-foot plant and begin producing products as early as June 2022, as per the firm. By 2030, the factory is expected to provide approximately 250 new employments. Wallbox intends to begin employing for the plant as soon as possible. The location of the plant in Arlington has not yet been determined by the corporation.
Founders and executives chose Arlington as the location for their first production base in North America because of its strategic location between the West and East coasts, and also its closeness to critical roads and important cities, such as Dallas and Fort Worth. The plant will also serve as a hub for Wallbox’s development into the North American region following the announcement. According to a press statement, President Joe Biden’s administration works to have 50 percent of all new vehicle that will be sold be electric by the year 2030.
“The automotive and energy markets in the United States have reached a tipping point. “Due to initiatives intended to meet assertive greenhouse gas emission targets, we expect a significant increase in demand for our electric vehicle charging and energy management solutions,” Wallbox CEO Enric Asunción stated in a written statement. “We expect a significant increase in demand for our Electric vehicle charging and energy management solutions.”
Wallbox, which was launched in 2015, has 2 manufacturing factories in Europe and the other in China, according to its website. According to the company’s website, the company launched the first-ever U.S. office situated in San Francisco. Beginning the first half of the year 2023, the Arlington plant will manufacture at-home chargers before expanding to manufacture its DC bidirectional charger and its public-utilize DC fast charger Supernova which will be in the second half of the year.
According to Chargehub.com, the cities of Arlington and Fort Worth have a combined total of 237 charging points for electric vehicles, with ChargePoint and Tesla operating as the primary networks. For example, over 60% of Fort Worth’s charging points are free to use, whereas just 10% of charging stations in Arlington are free.
The introduction of Wallbox comes at a time when Fort Worth officials are making their presentation to Rivian, an electric vehicle company based in Irvine, California. The city council of Fort Worth authorized $440 million tax incentive scheme for the corporation, which has committed to creating 7,500 employments with a minimum average wage of $56,000. Tax abatements of up to 70% for a period of ten years are being considered by Tarrant and Parker counties, provided the corporation relocates to the counties’ Walsh development, which is located on 2,000 acres of the undeveloped ground near Aledo.