The facility is targeted for occupancy in mid-2023, giving Orange EV access to over 400,000 square feet of industrial space.
The new facility at the Turner Logistics Center will include production and office space for the company’s operations. The production space is designed to support a production capacity of up to 1,800 terminal trucks per year through single shift operations.
“With this additional capacity, we will be able to ramp up our capacity to deliver on our mission to impact global warming by replacing the dirtiest on-road vehicle with a zero-emission vehicle while also providing overwhelming savings and improved operations for our customers” , said Kurt Neutgens, co-founder and President of Orange EV.
Kansas City was chosen because of the property’s geographic location, which would allow good access for its employees. In total, Orange EV currently employs over 200 team members including leadership, engineering, service and support.
“Our new site enables us to continue to extend our market leadership in EV terminal trucks and begin development of new products and services for the electric truck industry,” said Wayne Mathisen, co-founder and CEO of Orange EV.
Mathisen added, “This new facility emphasizes Orange EV’s continued commitment to the greater Kansas City metro. Having been founded in Riverside, MO in 2012, we will remain forever grateful for the support we’ve received from the City of Riverside and the State of Missouri even as we embark on the next exciting chapter in Kansas City, Kansas.”
In August, Orange EV was awarded a $35 million investment round, which was enough to cover the costs of its new headquarters in Kansas City. Orange EV was founded just across the river from Kansas City in Riverside, Missouri, in 2012.