Fort Worth’s New LG Factory Boosts EV Charging Sector
LG Electronics, a global innovation leader, has inaugurated its first U.S. factory dedicated to assembling electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Fort Worth, Texas. This strategic move aims to strengthen America’s EV charging infrastructure and create job opportunities in the region.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was graced by Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, along with LG’s top brass – Alec Jang, H.K. Suh, and Nicolas Min. “The opening of this factory marks LG’s bold step into the North American EV charger market,” stated Jang. LG’s focus is on delivering high-quality chargers and comprehensive maintenance services, striving to become a global leader in the EV charging business.
Mayor Parker highlighted LG’s vital contribution to Fort Worth’s community, emphasizing the new factory’s role in job creation and technological advancement. “LG’s decision to base its U.S. manufacturing here reinforces Fort Worth’s position as an innovation hub,” she remarked.
Spanning 100,000 square feet, the plant has an annual production capacity of 12,000 units. Emphasizing sustainability, the factory operates entirely on green power. This investment builds on LG’s three-decade-long presence in Fort Worth, highlighting its commitment to the region’s development as a future innovation and manufacturing center.
Michael Kosla of LG Business Solutions USA outlined LG’s vision to support America’s electrification. “Our Level 2 and Level 3 EV chargers will facilitate new business opportunities, enabling owners to set their own rates and capitalize on the growing EV market,” said Kosla.
The plant’s initial product, the Level 2 AC Charger (Model EVW011SK-SN), features load management solutions and variable current settings, boasting an 11kW output power. Certified to UL2594 and ENERGY STAR® standards, this charger is designed for ease of installation, with wall mounting and optional stand.
Beginning this spring, LG will also assemble its first Level 3 DC Charger at the Fort Worth facility. This model offers fast charging capabilities up to 175kW and includes a large outdoor LCD touch-screen for various functionalities, including advertising.
LG’s comprehensive electrification strategy aligns with sustainable energy usage. Alongside EV chargers, the company offers a suite of home electrification products, including HVAC systems, water heaters, and smart appliances. LG’s ThinQ Energy platform enables customers to efficiently manage their home’s energy use, underscoring LG’s commitment to environmental stewardship and innovation.