U.S EV maker Canoo (Nasdaq: GOEV) has announced Oklahoma as the location for its U.S. manufacturing facility. The company says it will meet its commitment to start production and delivery vehicles in Q4 2022.
Canoo’s 400-acre campus will be in the state’s Tulsa area at MidAmerica Industrial Park, a 9,000-acre industrial complex. The mega microfactory will include a full commercialisation facility with a paint, body shop and general assembly plant. The campus will also include a low-volume industrialization facility.
Canoo’s mega microfactory is targeted to open in 2023. The move will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the area.
Tony Aquila, Investor, Chairman & CEO, Canoo, Inc. says: “We invested millions of dollars to find the right location for our manufacturing facility. We’re proud to be American made and to bring more than 2,000 jobs to Oklahoma. We ran a multi-state competition and Oklahoma was head and shoulders above the other contenders because of its leadership, energy forward initiatives, strategic location and the hardworking ethic of its people. We would like to congratulate Governor Stitt and his team who competed to have Canoo in their state – and we pledge our commitment to bring more clean energy to the great state. Our investment in this manufacturing and technology center means we will deliver vehicles faster at scale – and fulfill our mission to bring affordable, purpose-built EVs to Everyone.”
Governor Stitt adds: “Oklahoma has always been a pioneer in the energy industry, and this partnership with Canoo shows that our state is an innovation leader in electric vehicle technology. We are thrilled to partner with Canoo and Chairman & CEO Tony Aquila to provide high-paying jobs for Oklahomans and position America as the global leader for vehicle manufacturing for decades to come.”
Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space and adaptable to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses.