New EV Charger Manufacturing Facility Set to Open in Durham, NC
Written by Autobody News Staff
Published Sept. 20, 2023
Engineers, builders, board members and investors took their final tours of the highly anticipated Kempower EV charging plant opening in Durham, NC, the company said in a news release.
“To say that we are excited to be rounding the corner in the final stretch ahead of full production of this three-building, 170,000-square-foot plant is an understatement,” said Tim Joyce, president, Kempower North America.
The fast charging solutions provider is currently testing its modular and scalable Kempower Satellite charging system before its pending grand opening.
“Our site produces NEVI-compliant, reliable and user-friendly DC fast charging solutions for all electric cars, trucks, buses, boats and machines, which is revolutionizing transportation one charge at a time,” said Marcus Suvanto, director of operations and business development, Kempower North America.
“With the opening of our second plant globally, we are not only expected to bring hundreds of additional jobs to North Carolina, but this expansion of Kempower’s footprint is projected to generate billions in revenue for all of North America’s transportation industry while at the same time sharply cutting into greenhouse gas emissions impacting our planet,” said Tomi Ristimäki, CEO, Kempower.
Kempower’s one-of-a-kind system consists of a centralized Kempower Power Unit offering up to 600kW DC power, which can be dynamically distributed between as many as eight charging outputs via charging satellites with 25 kW granularity.
“Electric vehicle charging technology holds the potential to revolutionize the way we get around, reduce emissions and pave the way for a greener way of living,” said Joyce.
“Our new premises in Durham will allow us to meet the demand for reliable fast charging solutions and with research and development taking place right here on site, we soon be seen, as we are around the Nordics and the rest of the globe, as the leaders in sustainable transportation,” Joyce said.