Zero Electric Vehicles plans Arizona facility
By Mike Brezonick02 September 2021
Zero Electric Vehicles (ZEV) has announced plans to complete buildout of its new 103,000 sq. ft. electric vehicle manufacturing facility and headquarters in Gilbert, Ariz. The company, which provides electrification solutions for light- and medium-duty fleet vehicles, is targeting a move-in date of Dec. 1.
ZEV said its location is strategically positioned to capitalize on its partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) to build on the school’s talent pool while developing new relationships with Grand Canyon University (GCU) and Maricopa County Community Colleges. “ZEV values the incredible talent coming through these college programs,” said Jim Maury, ZEV president. “We have over four graduates with patent filings in less than six months of development – that is rapid innovation.”
ZEV said it will be expanding its fleet vehicle conversion production to 40 vehicles per day by spring of 2022. ZEV has allocated 10,000 sq. ft. to accelerate battery module design, development, certification and assembly to support fleet and passenger vehicle applications.