This month, LG’s 100,000-square-foot facility in Fort Worth starts the assembly of Level 2 EV chargers, planning to introduce Level 3 chargers in the spring and ultra-fast chargers later in the year. Steve Montgomery, CEO of the Fort Worth Chamber, described the facility’s inauguration as a testament to the city’s dedication to innovation and advanced technology.
LG Electronics ignited a new era of innovation in North Texas by inaugurating its first U.S. facility for assembling EV charging stations in Fort Worth on Friday. This move by LG, headquartered in South Korea with its U.S. base in New Jersey, is aimed at bolstering America’s EV charging infrastructure and generating new jobs locally.
Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker and top LG executives, including Alec Jang, H.K. Suh, and Nicolas Min, were present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Jang highlighted that the EV charger business is pivotal for LG’s evolution into a smart solutions company and expressed ambitions for LG to become a global leader in the EV charging sector.
The opening of LG’s plant marks an expansion in the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s role in EV charger manufacturing. Notably, SK Signet from South Korea opened a facility in Plano last June for ultra-fast charger production, and Plano’s Universal EV Chargers received significant green energy grants in September 2022.
LG’s 100,000-square-foot Fort Worth plant, which will operate entirely on green energy, plans to produce 12,000 units annually, bringing numerous tech jobs to North Texas and reaffirming LG’s commitment to the region as a future innovation and manufacturing hub.
LG, already well-established in Fort Worth with a major distribution centre, reinforces its dedication to the area with its new EV charger factory. Mayor Parker celebrated this development, underscoring the significance of LG’s decision to set up its U.S. manufacturing base for EV chargers in Fort Worth, contributing to job creation.
Steve Montgomery, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s president and CEO, praised LG’s choice of Fort Worth for its advanced EV charger factory as a demonstration of the city’s dedication to innovative and leading-edge technology.
LG’s new factory is a significant step in addressing the reluctance of many Americans to adopt electric vehicles due to insufficient charging options. Michael Kosla of LG Business Solutions USA emphasized the importance of this expansion in making EV charging infrastructure smarter and more accessible.
The Fort Worth factory will start assembling Level 2 chargers this month, with plans to begin producing LG’s first Level 3 DC Charger in the spring. The plant will also assemble 350kW ultra-fast chargers later in the year.
LG’s Fort Worth plant launch aligns with the company’s wider electrification strategy, which includes a range of sustainable energy products and the ThinQ Energy platform for optimized home energy management.