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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Battery electric vehicle (BEV) chargers points at a Motor Fuel Group (MFG) EV Power forecourt on April 21, 2022 in Manchester, England. According to a report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers And Traders, there were more new electric car registrations in the UK in March 2022 than all of 2019. However, overall car sales slumped amid rising fuel prices and the car industry's supply chain problems. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Regardless of how you feel about electric vehicles or EVs, the technology is here.  And, just like any other industry it brings job opportunities with it.  Now, we get the news that a large manufacturer of EV charger units chooses to locate its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.  And, along with it come hundreds of jobs.

According to WSOC, alpitronic America, Inc. announced the decision to put its North American headquarters in Mecklenburg County.  And, with the move we expect around 300 jobs to be created.  They plan the headquarters for a 70,000 square foot location off Westpark Dr. in Charlotte.  The Italian company’s U.S. location includes office operations and a test and repair center.

Jobs expected to be associated with the EV charger unit manufacturer include developers and engineers, as well as a host of other opportunities in accounting and sales.  Reports say look for jobs available between 2024 and 2027, with average annual wages around $90,000.

The Italian based company began in 2009 as a developer and producer of the “hypercharger.”  And, recently EV charger manufacturer Atom Power announced a multi-million dollar expansion in Huntersville, North Carolina.  Also, EV battery manufacturers and suppliers call the Carolinas home as well.

So, keep an eye out for job opportunities in the coming months as the industry grows.  And, we’ll be looking for further news on the project as the EV charger manufacturer headquarters moves into Charlotte.  Plus, read here for the full story on the announcement.

Where North Carolina Cities Rank As The Greenest Cities To Work In

In recent years many of us have become a little more conscious about the way our daily lives impact the environment. From small decisions such as the clothes we wear, to the food we eat – even where we work, and how we choose to get there are all related. Have you ever wondered which North Carolina city is the greenest as far as employment?  Moneypenny has looked at the top 100, including North Carolina, the biggest cities in the U.S by population to find which are the greenest to work in.

They looked at several different factors including:

  • Air quality
  • Number of parks
  • Vegetarian restaurants per 1000 people
  • Electric vehicle charging points per 1,000 people
  • Average distance to work
  • The percentage of the population who walk, bike, bus, tram, or train to work
  • The average monthly cost of public transport
  • The number of sustainable jobs currently advertised.

Here’s Where North Carolina Cities Rank For The Greenest To Work In

  • 31. Raleigh, NC

    Best Companies Raleigh

    A colorful daytime cityscape of downtown Raleigh North Carolina

  • 38. Durham, NC

    Durham NC

    Durham, North Carolina, USA downtown cityscape.

  • 43. Winston-Salem, NC

    Winston Salem

    Winston-Salem North Carolina NC Downtown Skyline Aerial at Sunset.

  • 75. Greensboro, NC

    Greensboro skyline

    Greensboro, North Carolina skyline from the west. (Photo: Raynor Garey/Getty Images)

  • 90. Charlotte

    Charlotte

    Taken from Southend, this picture shows the Charlotte skyline with its various lights on during a late blue hour

  • The Top 10 Greenest Cities to Work In

  • 10. Baltimore, MD

    Maryland

  • 9. Pittsburg, PA

    Pittsburgh

    Spring in Pittsburgh city, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh skyline with cherry blossoms.

  • 8. Minneapolis, MN

    Minneapolis

    Image of Minneapolis downtown skyline at sunset.

  • 7. Madison, WI

    Madison

    Madison, Wisconsin, USA downtown skyline on Lake Monona in the daytime.

  • 6. New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans

    Bourbon St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA cityscape of bars and retaurants at twilight.

  • 5. Washington, DC

    Washington DC

    Washington DC aerial view with Thomas Jefferson Memorial building

  • 4. Seattle, WA

    Seattle

    Panoramic view of Seattle cityscape and Space Needle at sunset, Washington, USA

  • 3. Irvine, CA

    Irvine, CA

    The beautiful coastline of Newport Beach, Southern California on a clear summer day. Newport Beach is a community in Orange County, California.

  • 2. San Francisco, CA

    San Fransisco

    The crookedest street in the world Lombard street at dawn. San Francisco is lightened by morning sun.

  • 1. Boston, MA

    Boston

    Boston, Massachusetts, USA skyline over Boston Common.

  • The Bottom 10 Greenest Cities To Work In

  • 91. Fort Worth, TX

    Fort Worth

    Aerial view of downtown Ft Worth Texas during the day with Trinity River in the foreground

  • 92. Anaheim, CA

    Anaheim

    Twilight palm tree framing the skyline of downtown Anaheim, California, USA.

  • 93. Santa Ana, CA

    Santa Ana

    Santa Ana California Public Welcome Sign

  • 94. Riverside, CA

    Riverside

    Daytime skyline aerial view of downtown Riverside, California, USA.

  • 95. Chandler, AZ

    Chandler AZ

  • 96. Paradise, NV

    Paradise NV

    Aerial View of South Lake Tahoe which is on the California Nevada Stateline

  • 97. Garland, TX

    Texas

    State flag of Texas waving in the wind. Dramatic sky background. 3d illustration.

  • 98. Chula Vista, CA

    Chula Vista, CA

    Sunrise over Otay Lakes in Chula Vista, CA. HDR image taken with graduated filters, and with the camera mounted on a tripod.

  • 99. Los Angeles, CA

    Los Angeles

    Spring morning light hits the tree filled hillside in front of the Los Angeles skyline in Southern California

  • 100. Laredo, TX

    Laredo, TX

    blue sea and ships