ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A Roanoke-based manufacturer of power transformers is launching a new electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

“Electric vehicle infrastructure is rapidly expanding as the United States strives to achieve net-zero emissions targets. By 2030 it is estimated 48 million electric vehicles will be in use in the U.S., supported by 30 million charging stations,” said Prabhat K Jain, CEO and CTO of Virginia Transformer.  

Virginia Transformation Corp. (VTC) says it launched its Integrated Power Solution, a self-contained plug-and-play power module.

“Our team here in Roanoke saw the opportunity and how our technologies can meet the market’s needs, quickly developed a concept, and then moved to building our first prototype which we’re showing to customers in the market to a very warm reception,” said Jain. “It’s exciting to see how the team seized an opportunity and are helping to address a real need in the country as the necessary infrastructure is built.”

The company says it plans to transform its nearby facility in Troutville to be a manufacturing facility delivering end products to Virginia Transformer customers.

“EV infrastructure’s biggest challenges are procurement, logistics, coordination, and field integration. Virginia Transformer’s E2V solution addresses these issues by housing and connecting the main components (switchgear, transformer, breaker) into an integrated unit allowing us to quickly deliver a plug-and-play, easy-to-install, power solution supporting EV infrastructure’s rapid deployment across the U.S.,” said Jain. 

VTC plans to build two production lines in Troutville that will make IPM and E2X offerings for businesses including Electric Vehicle Charging, Data Centers, Battery Storage, and Bitcoin/Digital Currency. Production is expected to begin in the fall and will add 30 jobs.

To learn more about Virginia Transformer, visit its website.