New plant will support electric vehicle adoption and job growth in the region
ARLINGTON, TX, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Arcadis has been selected to manage the design and construction of Wallbox’s new electric vehicle (EV) charger manufacturing facility in Arlington, TX. After a collaborative design process, the team began construction of the 130,000 square foot facility in April.
The plant will go into production in the third quarter and is expected to produce 250,000 units in 2022. By 2025, the facility is expected to produce over 500,000 units per year. Wallbox’s UL chargers are compatible with all electric vehicles, making the new build conducive to the growth of electric vehicles in the United States. In addition to manufacturing, the site will also include offices, laboratories, evaluation areas and a warehouse.
“Charging infrastructure and manufacturing are key to supporting EV adoption. The adoption of EVs is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change. Our team is proud to play a role in promoting sustainable mobility,” said Ketan Marouvice-president of industrial infrastructures at Arcadis.
With the Biden administration aiming for 50% of new car sales to be electric by 2030, an influx of electric charging infrastructure will be key to rapid automotive electrification. In addition, the facility is expected to create 250 well-paying green jobs in the region.
“Arcadis worked alongside our team from the early stages of this project, and together we were able to bring this project to life on an accelerated schedule for maximum impact. North America needs electric vehicle chargers, and we’re excited to be able to help accelerate the transition by making electric vehicle charging easier and more accessible,” said Pablo MoleiroWallbox project manager.
To complete the project, Arcadis factored critical sensitivities such as humidity control and dust mitigation into the plant design. The team also identified plans for the installation of future solar panels and for the supply of recyclable furniture, in order to reduce the factory’s overall carbon footprint.
Arcadis is the world’s leading design and consultancy organization for natural and built assets. We maximize impact for our clients and the communities they serve by delivering effective solutions through sustainable outcomes, focus and scale, and digitization. We are 29,000 people, active in more than 70 countries and generate 3.4 billion euros in turnover. We support UN-Habitat with our knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in fast-growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com
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