The facility will eventually produce 5,000 DC Fast chargers every year and employ 400 people.
Autel Energy announced Oct. 5 in a news release it will begin production later in October at its North Carolina facility with the MaxiCharger 180kw–240kw DC Fast EV charger.
Autel plans to produce up to 5,000 DC Fast chargers at the facility annually, employing 150 people initially and 400 within five years.
The 200,000-square-foot facility in Greensboro, NC, has undergone significant renovation and modernization since being purchased in May of this year. Autel chose the Greensboro location after conducting an extensive site selection process throughout the U.S.
"Autel was attracted to the Triad region for its embrace of new energy technologies, a conducive business environment and a skilled, hardworking workforce," said Frank Li, chairman of Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd., parent company of Autel Energy North America.
The MaxiCharger 180kw–240kw DC Fast EV charger is National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding program-ready and meets Federal Highway Administration Build America, Buy America requirements.
NEVI, part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, funds states to deploy EV fast chargers along designated highway corridors to build a nationwide network of 500,000 EV chargers. NEVI funding is available to retailers, businesses and fueling stations that meet program requirements, including being no more than one mile from an established corridor, accommodating DC solutions power requirements and offering the ability to charge four vehicles at 150 kW simultaneously.
The MaxiCharger 180kw–240kw DC Fast EV charger also offers in-depth data collection, including station use, dispensed energy, peak session power and reliability, essential to NEVI compliance.