Global Electric Vehicle Maker Announces Plans To Build US Headquarters in Charlotte


One of the world’s largest electric vehicle companies has just announced plans to build its North American headquarters right here in the Queen City.

Founded in 2015, UK-based Arrival quickly became a leader in the electric vehicle business by developing a new way to produce zero-emission vehicles with proprietary hardware, vertically-integrated technology, and comparatively low-cost Microfactories.

Their first US headquarters will be built in South End, costing $3 million and creating 150 new jobs for Charlotte.

Bringing the massive project to our city was a collaborative effort between the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance and the City of Charlotte with support from the North Carolina Governor’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Arrival to Charlotte and appreciate their selection of the Charlotte Region for their company’s multi-faceted growth. Their two-pronged investment—Microfactory production in Rock Hill and North American headquarters in Charlotte—illustrates that our region has diverse offerings to meet the needs of next-generation manufacturing, technology, and headquartered companies,” said CLT Alliance president and CEO, Janet LaBar. “Arrival is bringing foreign direct investment and sustainability and EV expertise, offering opportunity for greater global visibility and mobility solutions in the Charlotte Region — we look forward to building on our partnership with Arrival.”

You can hear more details about the project here: