British electric commercial vehicle developer Arrival announced that it is establishing its North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, adding around 150 new employees and investing around $3 million towards the new company offices.
Founded in 2015, Arrival has developed a new method of designing and producing zero-emission commercial vehicles using its proprietary hardware, vertically-integrated technology and comparatively low-cost micro-factories. After going public last month, Arrival has now gained enough of an economic foothold to start rolling out their business strategy.
Arrival also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Charlotte, which sets out the intention to cooperate to achieve the goals set out in Charlotte’s Strategic Energy Action Plan.
“Today’s announcement is another exciting step for Arrival, as we build on our mission to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles,” said Mike Ableson, Arrival CEO of Arrival Automotive. “I am personally thrilled to be partnering with the City of Charlotte, as we bring our North American Headquarters to the city, and work in tandem to develop solutions for their electrification and sustainability goals. This partnership forms a roadmap in how we design a regionally Integrated Transportation Ecosystem that pulls together components like EVs, charging infrastructure and digital mobility services, to enable more cities to achieve their zero-emission goals, connect local communities and future-proof transportation networks.”
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