EV Fast-Charging ‘Superhub’ Coming to Allen’s Watters Creek Village » Dallas Innovates


XCharge North America has announced plans to build a “state-of-the-art” grid to support a battery storage EV charging “superhub” at the Watters Creek Village mixed-use development in Allen.

The company, a leading DC high-power and battery-integrated electric vehicle charging solutions provider, said the EV charging center will feature “more than 20” stalls with ultra-fast chargers, providing a high-tech solution for EV drivers with max outputs ranging from 200kW to 400kW per port.

“XCharge North America remains at the forefront of sustainable mobility innovation, and our vision advances with the unveiling of the 3MWH Battery Storage Grid Support at the Watters Creek Village mixed-use development near Dallas,” XCharge North America President Aatish Patel said in a statement. “With over 20 ultra-fast ports, this cutting-edge facility represents a noteworthy stride towards more sustainable and easily accessible electric vehicle infrastructure.”

Once it’s established, XCharge said the superhub will serve as “the largest non-Tesla DC fast-charging hub in the region,” featuring 3 megawatt-hours of storage capacity that also offers grid support.

The superhub is designed to handle seismic weather events and demonstrates the capability to sustain and redistribute energy resources, the company said, adding that this extends beyond just powering electric vehicles, as Watters Creek actively contributes to the neighborhood by returning surplus energy to the grid.

Rendering of XCharge EV charging systems [Image: XCharge North America]

Allen’s second XCharge station

This will be the company’s second XCharge NA deployment in Allen, following the installation of charging infrastructure at the MD7 headquarters last year.

We told you in March about how San Marcos-based XCharge North America was installing its Net Zero Series EV charging station in Allen, marking the first open-access DC Fast Charging (DCFC) station in the North Texas city. The station, which includes an energy storage system, features bi-directional capability that can return power to the grid when needed.

Watters Creek Village is a shopping and entertainment destination with a diverse mix of amenities, including retail options, outdoor dining restaurants, office space, and residential lofts.

The company said that the addition of XCharge NA chargers will support greener local transportation while offering businesses a potential new revenue stream.

“We’re thrilled to partner with XCharge North America to introduce permanent and innovative infrastructure solutions to the Dallas community,” Watters Creek Village spokesman James Roussel said in a statement.

“The upcoming EV Charging Superhub will not only position Watters Creek as a leader in sustainable development but also establish itself as the largest high-end DC fast-charging destination in the region,” Roussel added, noting that In 2023, the center “invested over $2 million into our customer experiences. This included improvements in landscaping, lighting, painting, parking upgrades, and other repairs. We’re thrilled with our progress to date, and the addition of the XCharge EV Charging Superhub will be another amenity available to our community.”

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