By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa for Pinal Central
Another electric vehicle company was scouting for locations for a factory and technical center in Arizona last week and Casa Grande was on its list of spots to check out.
Electra Meccanica, a Vancouver, Canada-based electric vehicle company, is checking out possible factory locations in seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, according to a press release from the company.
The company makes the electric Tofino sports car, an electric two-seater eRoadster and is working on a single-seat, three-wheeled electric commuter vehicle called the Solo.
The new factory would work with the company’s manufacturing partner, Zongshen Industrial Group in Chongqing, China. The U.S. factory would employ about 200 people and have an engineering technical center.
Tom Stringer from BDO USA confirmed that Electra Meccanica was in Arizona last week to look at several locations in the Valley and in Casa Grande for a possible site.
The state has “got a strong product,” Stringer said. But there are other sites out there that are equally as good, he said.
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