Arcadis was selected to oversee the design and construction at Wallbox’s new electric vehicle charger manufacturing plant in Arlington, Texas. The construction of the 130,000-square-foot facility was started in April after a collaborative design process.
In Q3, the plant will be put into production. It is expected to produce 250,000 units by 2022. The facility will produce more than 500,000 units annually by 2025. Wallbox’s UL charging systems are compatible with all electric cars, making it a favorable construction for EV growth in America. The site will include manufacturing facilities, offices, laboratories, evaluation areas, and a warehouse.
“Charging infrastructure is critical for supporting EV adoption. EV adoption is crucial in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigating the impacts of climate change. “Our team is proud to be a part of driving sustainable mobility forward,” stated Ketan Maroo (Vice President, Industrial Infrastructure at Arcadis).
An influx of charging infrastructure for electric cars will help accelerate automotive electrification, as the Biden administration aims to have 50% of new cars sold by 2030. The facility will also create 250 green jobs with high salaries in the region.
“Arcadis worked with our team since the beginning of this project and we were able to bring it to life on a fast schedule to maximize impact.” North America requires electric vehicle chargers. We are delighted to be able help speed up the transition by making it easier and more accessible,” Pablo Moleiro, Wallbox’s project manager, said.
Arcadis considered critical environmental factors such as humidity control, dust mitigation and dust mitigation in the factory’s design to ensure that the project was delivered on time. To reduce the plant’s carbon footprint, Arcadis has identified plans to install future solar panels as well as to source recyclable furniture.