CARROLLTON, TX—Siemens has opened a new assembly plant here to produce chargers for electric vehicles. The company’s second EV charger manufacturing hub in the U.S., the factory will help the company meet its goal of producing 1 million EV chargers for the U.S. market.
The new facility will support the creation of 100 new jobs. The Carrollton plant marks the latest Siemens investment to strengthen and expand its U.S. footprint, including $3 billion spent over the past four years in U.S. manufacturing expansions and strategic merger and acquisition activities.
“We’ve seen monumental growth in the U.S. EV market over the past several years, spurred in large part by federal investments, and Siemens continues to be perfectly positioned to help meet this demand and to bring the country further into an electrified transportation future,” says John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility North America.
The facility is manufacturing the company’s Buy American-compliant level 2 AC electric vehicle chargers, named VersiCharge Blue. Ranging from 48 to 80 amps, the chargers can be used for almost any installation, including commercial, federal and school bus fleets, as well as offices, hospitals, airports, campuses, parking garages and lots. These chargers are designed to enable faster deployment of adaptable, open and accessible EV charging for customers, including the federal government.“This new Carrollton facility joins a growing family of Siemens infrastructure manufacturing hubs across the U.S. that deliver critical electrical equipment for not just the EV industry, but to support semiconductor and battery manufacturing, data centers, and many other key markets,” says Ruth Gratzke, president of Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA. “In fact, we’ve invested $200 million over the past several years to bolster our manufacturing footprint, including investments being made just down the road to expand our Grand Prairie (TX) manufacturing plant.”