Electric battery giant lands first US site for ultra-fast charging technology
Plans reveal that up to $8 million in investment funds will create approximately 180 new jobs
A new landmark site, which is expected to be fully functional and operational by 2024, is being championed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, and will manufacture battery-backed ultra-fast charging solutions for Electric Vehicles (EVs).
Not only does the move mean a slew of new jobs for local residents, but it also serves to reflect the astonishing growth of the EV industry within the US, as well as the burgeoning demand for greener modes of transport worldwide. The facility will no doubt stimulate the expansion of EV charging infrastructure across the US.
The company behind the investment is ADS-TEC Energy, a Germany-based leader in battery-buffered, ultra-fast charging solutions such as its proprietary ChargeBox and ChargePost systems. For its efforts, the market leader was nominated for the German Future Prize in 2022 by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Bringing together numerous divisions – sales, warehousing, service, and assembly – the new location is set to be the first dedicated facility of its kind in the US. ADS-TEC Energy has landed on Auburn, Alabama as its locus of operations – a firm favorite among many manufacturers, and a proud home to Airbus, NASA, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota.
The decision has been hailed by local officials. “We’re excited to welcome yet another high-tech German company to Alabama,” asserted Governor Kay Ivey. “The partnership between German engineering and Alabama manufacturing has brought many innovative products to the North American market.
“We’re excited to add ADS-TEC Energy’s battery-buffered fast charging stations to that list, serving the quickly growing electric vehicle market.”
Mayor Ron Anders added: “The City of Auburn is grateful for the trust that Thomas Speidel and his team have in our community, and we will do everything we can to support ADS-TEC Energy in establishing a successful operation in Auburn.
“The assembling and servicing of innovative equipment for the emerging electric charging infrastructure market right here in Auburn will create well-paying and clean high-tech jobs for Auburn residents.”