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Canoo Delivers Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles to Oklahoma State Government

Canoo LDV side front view, model to be used by oklahoma state gov't
  • Canoo, Inc. is delivering its Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles (LDVs) to the government of the State of Oklahoma.
  • The LDVs are produced as part of Canoo’s phased-ramp manufacturing initiative in Oklahoma.
  • Select clientele and partners will receive orders of Canoo LDVs in 2023.

On November 13, 2023, Canoo Inc., a leading player in the high-tech mobility industry, made a significant announcement. The company reported that it had begun delivering its first “Made in Oklahoma” electric vehicles to the state of Oklahoma. This remarkable milestone represents the commencement of Canoo’s phased-ramp manufacturing initiative in Oklahoma. In addition, the company confirmed its plan to ship its Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV) models to select clientele and partners in 2023. The number of units shipped is expected to increase substantially in 2024.

“We are proud to be part of this historic moment as Canoo builds momentum on its road to full-scale production,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “This marks Oklahoma’s return to vehicle manufacturing and proves ‘The Sooner State’ is the right place to grow cutting-edge businesses and create new jobs.”  

LDV from Canoo parked near stairs in an urban setting

Canoo Inc. Expands Commitment to Oklahoma with Over 1,300 New Jobs and Historic LDV Manufacturing

Canoo Inc. has further bolstered its commitment to the state of Oklahoma by announcing significant employment opportunities. The company is actively hiring for its facilities located in Oklahoma City and Pryor, anticipating the creation of over 1,300 jobs. This not only underlines Canoo’s growth strategy but also contributes positively to the local economy. It’s worth noting that the manufactured Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles (LDVs) are the first commercial motor vehicles to be built in Oklahoma since 2006. These LDVs are earmarked for delivery to the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES), marking a significant milestone in Oklahoma’s automotive history.

“It’s an honor to partner with the state of Oklahoma and its workforce to create a legacy for electric vehicles in America’s Heartland,” said Tony Aquila, Chairman and CEO of Canoo. “What is inspiring to me is that it takes just a small group of innovators and hardworking believers who find a way to win. I want to thank Governor Stitt and his team for believing in us. We want our vehicles to provide service to Oklahomans who have been our partners on this journey.”  


Canoo’s LDVs Set an Impressive Standard for Mobility, Performance and Functionality

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The LDVs set a new standard for mobility. The vehicles are built on a multi-purpose platform and are configurable to assist commercial and government fleet customers in improving efficiency and decreasing operating costs. Canoo Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles are designed with a keen eye for performance and functionality, offering comfort, safety, and security that can be uniquely configured according to specific needs. This innovative design approach allows Canoo to address the ever-evolving demands of the modern e-mobility landscape, marking a profound shift in how we perceive and utilize mobility.

“We are excited to add Canoo vehicles to the state’s pooled fleet as part of a broader initiative to improve efficiency, cut waste, and improve stewardship of taxpayer dollars,” said OMES Executive Director John Suter. “We look forward to evaluating these new assets and the role they can play in modernizing Oklahoma’s vehicle use.”  


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BILL PIERCE

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