Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Mesa Mayor John Giles have confirmed that a US OEM has brought the new facility up and running.
Mesa, Arizona – ElectraMeccanica, a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles that revolutionize the urban driving experience, held a ceremony for ElectraMeccanica’s nearly completed manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona. The new factory represents a major step for his ElectraMeccanica as a business, fulfilling the company’s commitment to formally establish the company as his OEM in America and serve as its new headquarters by the end of 2022.
ElectraMeccanica will eventually have the capacity to produce up to 20,000 vehicles per year at its 235,000 square foot facility located near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport at 8127 E. Ray Road in Mesa, Arizona. The campus will also be home to the company’s first US-based Engineering Technical Center, which includes 22,000 square feet of office space and 19,000 square feet of lab space. The company has already enabled certain features and this commissioning has completed several steps necessary to start ramping up to full production. In the medium term, we plan to create 200-500 jobs in areas such as manufacturing, engineering and technology. Today, the company is licensed to sell his flagship one-seat, three-wheeled electric vehicle SOLO and SOLO Cargo in California and Arizona.
“Arizona is a powerhouse of innovation, and today’s ribbon cutting at Electra Meccanica is proof of that,” Ducey said. “We are proud of these unique vehicles built in Mesa that strengthen Arizona’s strong manufacturing industry. We thank the Mayor, the City of Mesa, and our local leaders for supporting this important project.”
Susan Docherty, CEO of ElectraMeccanica, said: “To do what we do, we need a village. Our manufacturing facility and our vision are solid business partners who share our vision of creating products that consumers crave.” , can only work when there is a true partnership between local and state leaders committed to economic development, and our SOLO is a great example of this, making commuting fun and guilt-free. , we can’t wait to get more drivers behind the wheel of this revolutionary vehicle.”
The Phoenix metropolitan area is the fastest growing region in the United States, and Phoenix is currently the fifth largest city in the United States, behind New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. And Mesa is the largest single suburb in the country, itself larger than all but the largest city. teams, popular outdoor recreation spaces, and more. Communities represent how people work, live and play in dense urban and suburban environments. This is exactly the mobility solution that ElectraMeccanica is designing.
Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Department of Commerce, said: “We are thrilled to have ElectraMeccanica manufacturing her unique SOLO EV in our new state-of-the-art facility.
“We have been looking forward to this day ever since ElectraMeccanica announced their intention to build this facility in Mesa,” said Mayor John Giles. “We are thrilled that one of the leaders in innovative, cost-effective EVs has opened its first U.S. facility in our city. presence and a thriving ecosystem of ElectraMeccanica’s new assembly and engineering facilities.”
Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, said: “We look forward to seeing his first locally produced SOLO electric vehicle in Greater Phoenix, and we look forward to supporting Electra Meccanica as they expand their operations in Mesa.”
Electra Meccanica is the fifth electric vehicle manufacturing facility to open in Arizona since 2016. Arizona ranks 7th in the nation for electric vehicle penetration, with 4 of his electric vehicles registered for every 1,000 Arizona residents. ElectraMeccanica’s new facility will not only manufacture its own vehicles, but will also be able to accept other companies within the facility as contract manufacturing partners.