Nexport, Gaussin, sign 20-year MCLA

By Julian Buckley26 November 2021

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Nexport, an Australian EV manufacturer, has entered into a manufacturing and licensing agreement (MCLA) with Gaussin, a French vehicle engineering firm.

The MCLA covers a 20-year joint venture involving local assembly of Gaussin’s range of zero-emissions electric vehicles for use at port terminals, airports, logistics and people transport applications.

Nexport CEO, Michel van Maanen, said: “This joint venture will produce the best-engineered, most cost-effective ZEVs and lead Australia to a cleaner future. Progressing this agreement with Gaussin highlights Nexport’s commitment to this cause and establishing Australia as the leading manufacturer in a rapidly growing sector.”

Nexport is now in discussions to secure a manufacturing facility in metropolitan Sydney.

The partnership is expected to create about 80 jobs.

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