Italian tech company building $18-million U.S. HQ for EV charging operations in Charlotte

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

alpitronic Americas LLC, a manufacturer of high-power electric vehicle charging stations, has announced a plan to invest more than $18.3 million to locate its United States headquarters operation and service center in Charlotte.

It’s the second EV-related jobs announcement in the Charlotte area in as many weeks.

Atom Power, a Mecklenburg County electric vehicle charging technology company plans to invest about $4.2 million to expand its Huntersville operation and add 205 jobs. Atom Power’s EV charging stations will be located throughout North Carolina.

“Our state is developing a burgeoning e-mobility supply chain with the support of yet another clean energy company,” Governor Roy Cooper said in a statement.

In addition to administrative operations, the alpitronic Americas headquarters will operate a technology, test and repair center to service its EV charging stations within its 70,000-square-foot space.

Founded in Bolzano, Italy in 2009, alpitronic is the developer and producer of the hypercharger, a high-power DC charging station, which recharges vehicles with up to 400kW.

In addition to its administrative operations, the alpitronic Americas headquarters will operate a technology, test, and repair center to service its EV charging stations within its 70,000-sq. ft. space.

“We’re excited to start our operations for the U.S. in Charlotte shortly,” said Philipp Senoner, CEO of alpitronic srl. “Our decision to come to North Carolina, a state which is developing towards an e-mobility cluster, was consciously made based on the economic conditions.

“Within the next years we expect strong growth of our business based on our reliable high-performance charging solution, which is contributing to the transition towards e-mobility for passenger vehicles and trucks.”

alptronics’s project will receive a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment. Over 12-years, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by $832 million.

“This another outstanding win for Mecklenburg County and the state,” said N.C. Senator DeAndrea Salvador. “Our region is a leading center for diverse, tech talent and can undoubtedly offer alpitronic the world-class workforce they need to execute their growth strategy.”

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