Nikola Motor Co. to Build Truck Manufacturing Plant in Arizona

Noria news wires

Nikola Motor Co. recently announced the company will build its new hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing facility in Buckeye, Arizona.

The new 500-acre, 1-million-square-foot facility is expected to bring 2,000 jobs and more than $1 billion in capital investment to the region by 2024. The site, which is located on the west side of Phoenix, was selected after nine states and 30 locations were considered over 12 months.

"We will begin transferring our R&D and headquarters to Arizona immediately and hope to have the transition completed by October 2018," said Trevor Milton, CEO and founder of the Nikola Motor Co. "We have already begun planning the construction for our new zero-emission manufacturing facility in Buckeye, which we expect to have underway by the end of 2019."

Nikola Motor Co. designs and manufactures hydrogen-electric vehicles, electric vehicle drivetrains, vehicle components, energy storage systems and hydrogen stations.

"Nikola Motor Co.'s selection of Arizona demonstrates that we are leading the charge when it comes to attracting innovative, industry-disrupting companies," said Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. "This incredible new technology will revolutionize transportation, and we're very proud it will be engineered right here in Arizona."

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