December 9, 2022

“Our workforce could be very targeted on steady optimisation and creating IP [intellectual property] within the areas of battery module expertise, larger power density and on a versatile thermal administration platform that contributes to enhanced security and decrease price of possession,” mentioned Tony Aquila, investor, chairman and CEO of Canoo.


He added that the battery programs had been designed to account for future developments in cell expertise and lauded Panasonic as a frontrunner within the lithium-ion battery trade.

“With billions of cells on the highway, they’re a confirmed pioneer and world-class producer of what we consider are one of the vital sturdy electrical car batteries,” Aquila mentioned.

Canoo entered into the settlement with Panasonic on October 19, 2021.

Batteries can be produced at one in every of Panasonic’s a number of worldwide manufacturing websites. As a part of the settlement, Canoo and Panasonic have organized for the cells to be picked up from one in every of Panasonic’s a number of worldwide manufacturing websites and transported to the VDL Nedcar facility.

In a press launch, the startup introduced that the Nedcar facility is slated to construct as much as 1,000 models for each the US and European markets in 2022, with a goal of 15,000 models in 2023. A US manufacturing facility in Oklahoma is deliberate for car rollout and scale up manufacturing. The ‘mega microfactory’ facility can be overseen by VDL Nedcar.

Canoo has developed proprietary battery system applied sciences in its multipurpose platform, together with a structurally built-in battery module with security options constructed into the construction.

The California-based carmaker mentioned that its engineering workforce prioritised reducing cost-per-unit of power saved whereas aiming to make sure adaptability with future cell applied sciences. Canoo additionally integrates the battery modules straight into the platform construction, reasonably than putting in the battery modules into an enclosure that’s then sealed and bolted into the chassis.

This follows the announcement in June this yr that the previous head of logistics at fellow US-based EV startup, Nio, Govin Ranganathan, would take up the position as Canoo’s director of logistics, supplies and transportation.

Ranganathan mentioned he was excited to affix Canoo and assist its mission to deliver reasonably priced, purpose-built EVs to the patron.

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