British electric vehicle maker Arrival has just announced plans to build a new $11.5 million High Voltage Battery Module (HVBM) facility on Charlotte’s west side.
According to a press release from the company, the new facility is expected to add 150 new high-paying jobs to the Queen City.
“This announcement further builds on our working partnership and I look forward to achieving lasting results in our shared goal to create a greener city,” said Mayor Vi Lyles.
Arrival announces High Voltage Battery Module assembly plant in Charlotte, N.C.
— Arrival (@arrival) December 6, 2021
This will be Arrival’s third facility in Charlotte, including the company’s North American headquarters in South End and its Van Microfactory on the west side.
“We are thrilled to witness a UK-based company locate their US HQ in this region and continue their growth in Charlotte,” said Michael Teden, British Consul for the State of North Carolina. “Arrival Automotive is truly revolutionary and seeks to transform the electric vehicle manufacturing processes through their cutting edge innovation coupled with their all important vision of sustainable transportation.”