Canoo will manufacture EV battery modules in Oklahoma

Canoo has selected a site in Oklahoma where it will build battery modules for its electric vehicles. The production will take place in a renovated facility in the MidAmerica Industrial Park located in Pryor.

The Pryor plant will produce 3200 MWh of battery modules per year. Canoo has another facility, MegaMicro Factory, in the 9,000 acre industrial park.

The new plant will also contain a paint shop, body shop, and space for general assembly.

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Manufacturing in the renovated plant will start in Q1 2023. Canoo has already completed refining and validating the battery mole manufacturing processes. It only has to take delivery of the production equipment from the suppliers.

Canoo has previously announced it had selected Panasonic as a battery cell supplier.

“We are accelerating our hiring plans in Pryor with the establishment of our EV Battery Module Manufacturing Facility, which will produce our proprietary battery modules, energy management system, and thermal control technology for our MPP platform. This is the first building block for Canoo’s production ramp strategy, with more news coming very soon. The location has been strategically selected due to its proximity to our battery cell partner Panasonic and our future MegaMicro factory.

In addition, we will be the first EV company to produce our battery modules with Hydro-Power from the Grand River Dam Authority. We will work closely with and hire within the surrounding communities to create an EV Ecosystem in the region,” Chairman and CEO at Canoo Tony Aquila said.

After looking like they were on the brink of bankruptcy, Canoo has experienced a resurgence as of late.

The company has secured orders for its Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles (LDVs) from multiple companies and organizations, including NASAWalmartKingbee, and Zeeba.

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