Canoo Delivers First Made in Oklahoma EVs to State Gov.

Canoo Delivers First Made in Oklahoma EVs to State Gov.

This milestone marks Canoo's ramp-up in its Oklahoma manufacturing as it plans for an increase in units in 2024.

Canoo Inc. announced the delivery of its first made in Oklahoma electric vehicles to the state of Oklahoma. This is a milestone that marks the start of Canoo’s phased ramp-up in manufacturing in Oklahoma and its shipment of Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV) models to key customers and partners in 2023 with increasing units in 2024.

“We are proud to be part of this historic moment as Canoo builds momentum on its road to full-scale production,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “This marks Oklahoma’s return to vehicle manufacturing and proves ‘The Sooner State’ is the right place to grow cutting-edge businesses and create new jobs.”

Canoo is hiring for its Oklahoma City and Pryor facilities in the state and expects to create more than 1,300 jobs. The LDVs are the first commercial motor vehicles built in Oklahoma since 2006 and will go to the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES).

“It’s an honor to partner with the state of Oklahoma and its workforce to create a legacy for electric vehicles in America’s Heartland,” said Tony Aquila, chairman and CEO of Canoo. “What is inspiring to me is that it takes just a small group of innovators and hardworking believers who find a way to win. I want to thank Governor Stitt and his team for believing in us. We want our vehicles to provide service to Oklahomans who have been our partners on this journey.”

The LDVs are built on a multi-purpose platform and are configurable to help commercial and government fleet customers improve efficiency and cut operating costs. All Canoo vehicles are designed for performance and functionality, with comfort, safety and security that is configurable in unique ways, the company said.

Canoo has teams in California, Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

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