Canoo announced it will build a battery module production facility at MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma. The production facility will be in close proximity to Canoo’s future MegaMicro Factory vehicle assembly plant and the company’s battery cell supplier Panasonic.
The facility in Oklahoma is targeted to produce modules with a total annual capacity of 3.2 gigawatt-hours (GWh) once fully upgraded.
“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.” said Tony Aquila, Chairman and CEO at Canoo
The executive promised more news coming soon and said that Canoo will be the first EV company to manufacture battery modules using the Grand River Dam Authority’s hydroelectric generator.
In the early stages, the company will renovate a 100,000 sq ft (9,290 sq m) building located on a 4-acre site in Q4 2022. Deliveries of manufacturing equipment will take place in Q1 2023.
Over the past few months, the company has refined and validated the manufacture of its battery modules. The company is now just waiting for the machines to be delivered at the new facility.
The MegaMicro Canoo plant stands on a 400-acre (161-hectare) site when fully operational, will employ more than 2,000 people. The factory consists of several facilities such as paint, body shop and general assembly plant.
Previously, Canoo received a major order for 9,300 electric vans from Kingbee. In the agreement signed an option to double the order to 18,600 electric vehicles. This is the third deal Canoo has announced in about three months.