MESA, Ariz. — The electric vehicle designer and manufacturer ElectraMeccanica is opening a new manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Mesa. It's a development expected to bring up to 500 jobs to the city.
Gov. Doug Ducey attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facilities on Monday to celebrate the newly-completed project.
The plant's completion represents a major step for ElectraMeccanica, and the company says that they're delivering on their commitment to establishing themselves as an American OEM by the end of 2022.
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The new 235,000-square-foot facility is expected to have the capacity to produce roughly 20,000 vehicles a year. That campus is also expected to serve as corporate headquarters with the company's first U.S. based engineering technical center.
ElectraMeccanica expects to create 200 to 500 jobs in manufacturing, engineering, technology, and other fields.
“Arizona is a driving force of innovation, and today’s ribbon cutting for ElectraMeccanica is further proof of that,” said Governor Ducey.
“We are proud of these one-of-a-kind vehicles that will be made in Mesa, bolstering Arizona’s robust manufacturing industry. Thank you to the entire ElectraMeccanica team, Sandra Watson and her team at the Arizona Commerce Authority, Mayor Giles and the City of Mesa, and local leaders for your support on this important project.”
It's another major win for the state's growth as a manufacturing powerhouse. ElectraMeccanica is the fifth EV manufacturing facility to open in Arizona since 2016, and the facility will be able to host other companies as contract manufacturing partners.
Susan Docherty, CEO of ElectraMeccanica, says that the company's U.S.-built 2023 model SOLO EV will hit the market soon.
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