DURHAM, NC—Kempower Inc., a manufacturer of charging stations for electric vehicles, will invest $41.2 million to build a new assembly plant here, creating 300 jobs.
The jobs will pay average annual salaries of $88,440 by the third year of the project.
“North Carolina’s global reputation as a clean energy manufacturing powerhouse continues to grow,” says North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. “Electric vehicle charging stations are a key component of our transportation infrastructure, and we welcome these high-wage clean energy jobs that Kempower brings to our state.”
Kempower manufactures EV charging stations for homes, businesses and public areas.Production is expected to begin later this year, as the firm intends to produce charging stations that are compliant with the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (NEVI) established by the bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Under that program, North Carolina has access to $109 million to “create a network of fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations along designated major highways and in communities.”