ABB E-mobility, a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, today announced new manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina. The multi-million dollar investment will increase production of electric vehicle chargers, including Buy America Act compliant ones, and create more than 100 jobs.
The new facility will be capable of producing up to 10,000 chargers per year, ranging from 20kW to 180kW in power—suited for public charging, school buses, and fleets.
The operation builds on ABB E-mobility’s existing US manufacturing operations which produce transit bus chargers that range from 150kW to 450kW. This expansion will increase responsiveness to US market demand, create a more efficient localized supply chain, and reduce delivery lead times.
The United States, along with vehicle OEMs, set the ambitious target that half of all new US vehicle sales are to be electric by 2030.