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ABB to build new EV charger factory in South Carolina

ABB E-mobility has announced plans for a multi-million-dollar investment to expand its manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina.

The new facility will be capable of producing up to 10,000 chargers per year, ranging from 20 to 180 kW in power. The operation builds on ABB E-mobility’s existing US manufacturing operations which produce transit bus chargers with power leves from 150 to 450 kW.

The company says the expansion will increase responsiveness to US market demand, create a more efficient localized supply chain, and reduce delivery lead times. EV chargers produced in South Carolina will meet the Federal Highway Administration’s proposed Buy America Act framework, as well as requirements of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program.

This manufacturing expansion is the latest in a series of US-focused announcements from ABB E-mobility. In July ABB also announced the launch of a training center in Sugar Land, Texas and an R&D facility in Southern California.

“The need for investment in the US e-mobility sector has never been greater,” said Bob Stojanovic, Vice President for ABB E-mobility in North America. “Expanding our US manufacturing operations will allow us to better serve our customers and help advance the adoption of EVs from private vehicles to public transportation and fleets.”

Source: ABB

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