EverCharge, a leading provider of turnkey electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for fleet and multi-family homes, announced on today that it is expanding its manufacturing footprint and opening a new 30,000 square foot production factory in Hayward, California.
This announcement builds upon EverCharge’s acquisition earlier this year by SK E&S, a leading Korean energy company, that aims to support the rapid growth of the EV charging market in the U.S.
With international supply chain shortages continuing to limit and delay production around the world, EverCharge is proud to be one of the few companies to manufacture their electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in North America.
As part of the opening, EverCharge is creating new opportunities for highly skilled local jobs and plans to double their factory workforce by mid-2023.
“The demand for EV charging has never been greater, and we are committed to investing in the manufacturing, installation, and service of charging stations for our rapidly growing customer base,” said Jason Appelbaum, CEO of EverCharge. “The opening of our Hayward factory is a prime example of how EverCharge is driving the U.S. clean energy movement forward with high-quality, reliable, and American-made EV charging solutions.”
Development and expansion of the new Hayward facility began in September of 2022 and is slated to be completed by early 2023. Hayward was selected as the strategic location of EverCharge's manufacturing hub for its surrounding innovative business community, key location for talent, and proximity to Highway 880 for convenient transportation of goods.
The new factory is indicative of the strong partnership and alignment between the two companies and marks a new chapter for EverCharge in the U.S.
SK’s Investments in Sustainable Energy Solutions
SK E&S has been expanding its investments in U.S.-based clean energy solutions as part of SK Group’s overarching mission to grow U.S. businesses that have a positive environmental impact. SK Group companies have pledged to cut more than 200 million tons of carbon emissions by 2030 in an effort to lead greater corporate sustainability practices.
SK E&S has made significant investments in sustainable businesses, including the acquisition of Key Capture Energy – a leading developer, owner and operator of energy storage projects in the U.S. – and investment in the world’s largest carbon capture and storage program in the U.S. through Summit Carbon Solutions.
More broadly, SK companies have made meaningful progress in supporting the growth of the EV market in the U.S. SK On, a leading EV battery manufacturer, has made a $2.6 billion investment in Georgia for two battery manufacturing facilities. Earlier this year, SK Inc. and SK Energy acquired the management rights of Atom Power, a North Carolina company that’s developed advanced energy delivery systems including EV charging.
About SK E&S
SK E&S is an energy company that is part of the SK Group family of companies. The company has business operations across the renewable energy, clean hydrogen, energy solutions and carbon neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries. SK E&S has been focused on diversifying its portfolio to become a leading global clean energy and solution provider. SK E&S recently announced its acquisition of EverCharge, a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging manufacturer and operator in the U.S. It also completed two major U.S. investments in 2021, a $1.6 billion investment in Plug Power, and an acquisition of Key Capture Energy.
SK E&S is taking on the challenge in global markets to achieve its vision of providing clean energy solutions worldwide. The company will advance to the next level as an eco-friendly energy company which is addressing social issues and responding to the global challenge of climate change, specifically by promoting a wide range of carbon neutral LNG-based projects and by expanding renewable energy. For more information on SK E&S, visit skens.com
EverCharge provides hardware and software EV charging solutions for fleets and multi-unit homes. Their turnkey offerings are designed to utilize existing infrastructure to scale EV charging at the lowest cost. EverCharge’s load balancing SmartPower technology maximizes the number of electric vehicles that can charge at any given time and eliminates barriers such as data connectivity. EverCharge was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Palo Alto. For more information, please visit EverCharge.com.