Maximum capacity of 3.2 GWh yearly
The Battery Module Manufacturing Facility is located in the MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma, close to Panasonic (Canoo’s battery cell supplier) and its upcoming MegaMicro Factory auto assembly plant. Remarkably, the new facility is expected to produce modules with a maximum capacity of 3.2 GWh yearly.
Canoo’s Chairman and CEO Tony Aquila stated:
“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.”
The CEO also emphasized that Canoo would be the first EV firm to create its battery modules utilizing hydroelectricity from the Grand River Dam Authority. Moreover, he stated that this is just the first phase of Canoo’s production ramp plan, with “with more news coming very soon.”
The new facility will manufacture exclusive battery modules with cutting-edge automated technology and high-capacity assembly lines.
In Q4 2022, the automaker will start rebuilding its 100,000-square-foot (9,290 square meters) facility on a 10-acre (4-hectare) property.
In Q1 2023, secured manufacturing equipment is scheduled to be delivered.
On the other hand, Canoo is anticipating the delivery of equipment at the new facility after recently improving and validating its battery module manufacturing process.
In retrospect, Canoo previously announced several substantial fleet orders for its Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV). For instance, Kingbee ordered 9,300 units, Zeeba 5,450, and Walmart 4,500 units (with the option to increase the order to 10,000 units).
The LDV’s manufacturing process is expected to start in 2023. In an earlier statement, the company claimed to manufacture its vehicles at a small plant in Bentonville, Arkansas.