ABB E-mobility has announced the opening of new EV charger manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina.
The multi-million dollar investment will increase the production of electric vehicle chargers, including Buy America Act compliant ones, and create over 100 jobs, ABB says. The new facility will be capable of producing up to 10,000 chargers per year, ranging from 20kW to 180kW in power, which are ideally suited for public charging, school buses and fleets. The operation builds on ABB E-mobility’s existing U.S. manufacturing operations which produce transit bus chargers that range from 150kW to 450kW.
EV chargers produced in South Carolina will meet the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) proposed Buy America Act framework for EV chargers, as well as requirements of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program.
This manufacturing expansion is the latest in a series of significant U.S.-focused announcements from ABB E-mobility with continued investments planned for 2024 and beyond. In addition to the South Carolina facility, ABB E-mobility announced in July 2022 the launch of a training center in Sugar Land, Texas and an R&D facility in Southern California.
This year ABB also acquired a controlling interest in EV commercial charging infrastructure solutions company, InCharge Energy, expanding ABB’s smart and connected EV offering. In addition, ABB invested in EV charging software provider, ChargeLab.