Canoo chooses Oklahoma for R&D, software development, customer support and funding centers
JUSTIN, Texas, November 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Canou (Nasdaq: GOEV), a maker of revolutionary electric vehicles (EVs) that are reinventing mobility, today announced it will expand its offering Oklahoma partnership to include new R&D, software development, customer support and financing centers. The investments are expected to create at least 700 additional well-paying jobs in the state.
“Oklahoma is rapidly becoming a leading site for global innovation, supported by a group of engaged and inspiring companies, families, business leaders and governments, ”said Tony Aquila, Investor, President- Managing Director of Canoo, Inc. “These transformational partnerships have helped build a skilled workforce and excellent research universities, Oklahoma the right place to develop cutting edge software for our complete EV solutions. ”
Canoo drives innovation in vehicle design, engineering and software development. Situated in Tulsa, R&D and software centers will support technological advancements and spearhead the development of proprietary software that improves vehicle safety and efficiency for customers. The customer support and financing center will also be located at Oklahoma.
“I am happy that Canoo continues to recognize Oklahoma is the right place to expand its operations and create hundreds of additional, well-paying jobs for our citizens ”, Oklahoma Governor Kevin stitt noted. “Chairman and CEO of Canoo Tony aquila continues to be a great partner as we diversify oklahoma economy and grow our footprint as a destination for global innovation. ”
Today’s announcement builds on the strong partnership between Canoo and Oklahoma. In June 2021, Canoo announced Oklahoma as the site of its manufacturing facility in the United States. This facility will create approximately 2,000 well-paying jobs.
“We have worked closely with Tony and the entire Canoo team in the months following the announcement of their initial US manufacturing facility in the Mid-America Industrial Park in Pryor, alright,” noted Scott mueller, oklahoma Secretary of Trade and workforce development. “This additional investment demonstrates their commitment to Oklahoma and the highly skilled workforce we have to offer. Canoo has been instrumental in helping us work with their supplier network to keep our momentum going. Oklahoma has demonstrated that it is becoming a hub for the US electric vehicle industry. “
Canoo’s mission is to bring electric vehicles to everyone. The company has developed revolutionary electric vehicles that reinvent the automotive landscape with bold design innovations, pioneering technologies and a unique business model that spans the entire vehicle lifecycle. Distinguished by its experienced team of leading technology and automotive companies, Canoo has designed a modular electric platform specifically designed to provide maximum vehicle interior space customizable for all owners throughout the vehicle’s lifecycle to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. . Canoo has offices at California and Texas.
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