Governor Ducey, ElectraMeccanica Celebrate Start of Electric Vehicle Production

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey and ElectraMeccanica right now celebrated the start of manufacturing for the company’s electric vehicles, continuing Arizona’s manufacturing momentum subsequent a week of key announcements from semiconductor and battery brands.

“Arizona and our flourishing producing ecosystem have created quite the assertion about the final 6 times,” said Governor Ducey at the generation facility commissioning occasion. “Arizona has very long been a driving power of innovation. ElectraMeccanica, with its 1-of-a-sort autos, is additional evidence of that. The enterprise adds to a rising listing of electrical auto brands and suppliers flocking to our state.”

The governor toured the campus which will also be the house to the company’s headquarters – formally establishing ElectraMeccanica as an American First Tools Company (OEM).

The governor explained the significance, “the vehicles created right here will not only be Arizona-designed, they will be American-built.”

Arizona Produced was the theme of the week in the progressive state. Last week, Governor Ducey joined President Biden to celebrate TSMC’s announcement of ideas to develop a second semiconductor fab in north Phoenix for a total $40 billion investment decision.

Arizona’s battery industry had some significant wins with the expansions of Sion Ability and American Battery Factory in Tucson. Equally will increase to Arizona’s booming battery business and support the continued development of the state’s electric powered motor vehicle sector.

ElectraMeccanica is the fifth electric powered car production facility to open in Arizona considering the fact that 2016. The electrical car manufacturer’s Mesa manufacturing facility “went online” currently, and will in the long run have the capability to make up to 20,000 autos for every year.

“We are thrilled to bring creation of our cars onshore and introduce an enhanced, U.S.-crafted 2023 design calendar year SOLO EV to industry,” mentioned Susan Docherty, CEO of ElectraMeccanica. “It can take a village to do what we are performing. Bringing our producing facility and eyesight for our corporation to life only operates if there is a correct partnership in between community and condition federal government leaders who are fully commited to economic improvement, together with stable small business partners who share a eyesight to produce products and solutions that buyers crave. Our SOLO is a excellent case in point of that, generating commuting each fun and guilt-totally free, and we simply cannot wait to set far more drivers behind the wheel of this revolutionary motor vehicle.”

Arizona ranks seventh nationally for electric powered auto adoption, with 4 electric autos registered in the condition for each and every 1,000 Arizona residents.

“Today’s commissioning ceremony is a incredible milestone for electric car manufacturing in Arizona,” explained Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We’re energized ElectraMeccanica will be manufacturing the special SOLO EV at its new state–of-the-art facility and glimpse forward to seeing these eco-welcoming motor vehicles on roads in 2023.”

ElectraMeccanica expects to build up to 500 work opportunities in manufacturing, engineering, technological innovation and far more as it provides its flagship 3-wheeled, a person-seater, all-electrical motor vehicle, the SOLO and SOLO Cargo from its place around the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

“We’ve been hunting ahead to this working day considering that ElectraMeccanica declared their intention to construct this facility in Mesa,” explained Mesa Mayor John Giles. “We’re further than happy to have just one of the leaders in modern and price tag-efficient EVs opening their first U.S. facility in our town. Mesa has become a magnet for advanced producing and source-chain innovation – a flourishing ecosystem for ElectraMeccanica’s new assembly and engineering facility.” 

ElectraMeccanica broke floor on its EV manufacturing facility in May 2021 immediately after saying it had chosen Mesa as the internet site for its first U.S. based functions in March 2021.

“We’re excited to join Gov. Ducey, the City of Mesa, Arizona Commerce Authority and ElectraMeccanica to celebrate the commissioning of its new generation facility and U.S. base of functions,” reported Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Higher Phoenix Economic Council. “We seem forward to viewing the 1st locally-developed SOLO electrical car or truck in Higher Phoenix, and supporting ElectraMeccanica as it grows its procedure in Mesa.”