Canoo Inc., a high-tech mobility company, announced it is delivering its first Made in Oklahoma electric vehicles to the state of Oklahoma. This milestone marks the beginning of Canoo’s phased-ramp manufacturing in Oklahoma and its shipment of Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV) models to key customers and partners in 2023 while increasing units in 2024.
"We are proud to be part of this historic moment as Canoo builds momentum on its road to full-scale production," said Governor Kevin Stitt. "This marks Oklahoma's return to vehicle manufacturing and proves 'The Sooner State' is the right place to grow cutting-edge businesses and create new jobs."
Canoo is currently hiring for its Oklahoma City and Prior facilities, and the two locations are projected to create more than 1,300 local jobs. The LDVs are the first commercial motor vehicles built in Oklahoma since 2006, and the vehicles will be delivered to the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES).
The LDVs are built on a multi-purpose platform, making the vehicles configurable to help commercial and government fleet customers improve efficiency and cut operating costs.
"We are excited to add Canoo vehicles to the state's pooled fleet as part of a broader initiative to improve efficiency, cut waste and improve stewardship of taxpayer dollars," said OMES Executive Director John Suter. "We look forward to evaluating these new assets and the role they can play in modernizing Oklahoma's vehicle use."